Woodrise Alliance

On September 14, 2017, during the first international congress Woodrise, six Research and Innovations centers collectively referred to as the “Signatories” of the Multilateral Co-operation Memorandum for the International Development of Wood and Bio-Sourced Material Usage for the Construction or Renovation of Zero-Carbon, Efficient and Resilient Buildings.

Here is the list of the Six Research and innovations centers:

  • Institito de Pesquisas Tecnológicas (Brésil)
  • FPInnovations (Canada)
  • VTT (Finlande)
  • Institut Technologique FCBA (France)
  • Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (France)
  • Lignum (Confédération Suisse)

The first Alliance meeting, held on Friday October 12, 2018 in Bordeaux, France, marked the entrance of new members within the Woodrise International Alliance. On this occasion, 25 participants from all over the world met to prepare and launch the international roadmap on mid-rise and high-rise wood buildings.
The Alliance has welcomed 10 new signatories with a total of 11 countries: Germany, Brazil, Canada, China, Spain, Finland, France, Japan, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and 3 European organizations.

List of the 10 institutes that joined the Alliance in 2018:

  • BFH (Switzerland)
  • RISE (Sweden)
  • TECNALIA (Spain)
  • INNORENEW ((Slovenia)
  • TUM (Germany)
  • Bordeaux University (France)
  • CEI-Bois (Europe)
  • EOS-OES (Europe)
  • InnovaWood (Europe)
  • Tongji University (China)


Download the 2017 Mémorandum

Read the official press release (only in French)