Unlocking the secrets of wood

Working with industry to discover the true potential of wood products, and their benefits in a carbon-conscious world.

Commitment to innovation

Australian, South Australian and Tasmanian Governments have committed $8 million towards the operations of two forest and wood innovation hubs.

Leading the way for forest and wood products innovation

Two regional forest products innovation hubs, each playing a vital role in supporting research, collaboration, innovation, profitability, growth and jobs.

Industry committees

Industry-driven regional committees to determine research priorities and projects.

Research can change the world

If people wanted to improve themselves instead of saving the whole world, if they tried to achieve inner freedom instead of liberating all of humanity, how much they would do for the real liberation of mankind..

National Institute for Forest Products Innovation

The National Institute for Forest Products Innovation is establishing hubs in Mount Gambier, South Australia and Launceston, Tasmania, two of Australia’s leading regions for the forest and wood products industry.

Our hubs

The National Institute for Forest Products Innovation hubs in Mount Gambier and Launceston are co-funded by the Australian, South Australian and Tasmanian Governments, supporting the forest industry in South Australia, Tasmania and across the nation.

Mount Gambier

Our South Australian hub is based at the University of South Australia’s Mount Gambier campus and is co-funded by the Australian and State governments.

Launceston

Our Tasmanian hub is based at the University of Tasmania in Launceston and is co-funded by the Australian and Tasmania governments.

About Us

The National Institute for Forest Products Innovation is committed to promoting and encouraging innovation in Australia’s forest and wood products industry.

The Australian, South Australian and Tasmanian Governments combined initial commitment of $8 million has enabled the two National Institute for Forest Products Innovation hubs to be established.

The hubs are based at Mt Gambier and Launceston, and exist to provide a major boost to the forest industries in those regions and the thousands of regional jobs they support.

The South Australian hub will be headquartered at the University of South Australia in Mount Gambier and the Tasmanian hub at the University of Tasmania in Launceston.

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Both State Governments committed $2 million over the initial four years towards the operations of their local hub, while the Australian Government committed $4 million at the project level between the two. Additional financial support is anticipated to be received from industry.

The National Institute for Forest and Wood Products Innovation comprises two innovation hubs, each playing a vital role in supporting cutting-edge research, fostering collaboration, boosting innovation, increasing profitability, maintaining jobs and growing the market.

Industry-driven regional advisory committees in South Australia and Tasmania work to determine each hub’s research priorities and projects. The committees look to support world’s best practice projects that will have a tangible impact on the forest sector.