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Linkiwood International Business Summit on November 30

Building and launching new startup companies

Forest management

Forest management startups are companies that leverage technology and data-driven approaches to support sustainable forest management practices, by providing innovative solutions for forest planning, monitoring, and restoration, aimed at optimising forest productivity, biodiversity, and ecosystem services.

E-commerce and other trade platforms

Startups focused on online wood product sales, wood procurement and sourcing, wood processing equipment trading, wood pellets and biofuel marketplaces, as well as paper and pulp trading platforms connecting buyers and sellers across the supply chain.

Wood procurement, hauling and contracting services

Forestry startups could specialise in sustainable timber harvesting, forwarding, wood procurement for biomass energy production, or contracting services

Solutions for manufacturing and production processes

Software and hardware innovations for sawmilling, woodworking, furniture, pulp and paper, or even biofuel.

Innovative products

Startups in the forestry, furniture, and pulp & paper industries are creating innovative products that merge sustainability and technology to revolutionise these traditional sectors

Silviculture and tree planting

Silviculture and tree planting startups can be categorized into those specializing in reforestation, agroforestry, urban forestry, and precision forestry technologies to address diverse environmental and social challenges.

Equipment and machines

Equipment and machine development startups in the forestry and wood industry are leveraging emerging technologies like automation, machine learning, and robotics to create innovative solutions that improve efficiency, safety, and sustainability in harvesting, processing, and manufacturing.

Big data and data management

Big data and data analytics startups in the forestry and wood industry are leveraging machine learning algorithms, remote sensing, and other data-driven technologies to extract valuable insights from complex and large datasets

For mapping, visualisation, and analysis of forest data

For collecting real-time data from sensors and devices deployed in forests

For predictive analytics, such as predicting tree growth or forest health

For aerial surveying and mapping of forests, as well as monitoring tree health and growth

For visualising and simulating forest conditions and operations

For secure and transparent tracking of timber supply chain from forest to end-user

Process workflow

General process workflow for a startup studio, which typically involves the following four steps



The studio generates ideas for new businesses or products. This may involve brainstorming sessions, market research, and identifying areas of opportunity or gaps in the market



Once the startup studio has identified a potential business idea, they will need to validate it. This involves testing the idea with potential customers, analysing market demand, and assessing the feasibility of the idea. This step helps to ensure that the startup studio is investing time and resources in a viable business



After validating the idea, the startup studio will develop a plan for execution. This includes creating a business model, designing the product or service, and building a team to carry out the plan. The startup studio may also secure funding at this stage.



Once the business is up and running, the startup studio will focus on scaling the business. This involves expanding the customer base, increasing revenue, and improving efficiency. The startup studio may also look for ways to enter new markets or diversify the product or service offerings.