Become a part of the wood tech family



Linkiwood International Business Summit on November 30

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Goals provide a clear direction and purpose for its members to work towards

An association of innovators can help provide knowledge and education to forest companies, startups and forest software developers, keeping them up-to-date with the latest advancements and best practices in the industries.

Being part of an association can offer a wealth of experiences, including skill-building, leadership development, and the chance to collaborate with like-minded individuals towards common goals.

Developing common standards and rules is important for the members of the Association of Forest Software Innovators to enable collaboration, increase efficiency, and ensure compatibility of their software products across the industry.

For companies, entering the local market or finding the right person can be difficult. The association can provide networking opportunities and help establish partnerships with existing forestry companies, providing greater market access.

12 goals

The goals provide a consistent and coherent approach to promoting innovation and technology in a highly regulated and traditional industry

1. Promotion 

Promote the development and adoption of innovative software and hardware technologies in the forest industry

2. Collaboration

Foster collaboration and networking between wood innovators and their customers to facilitate knowledge sharing and best practices.

3. Advocation 

Advocate for policies that support the growth of the forest software and hardware industry, including funding for research and development.

4. Standardisation 

Develop and maintain standards for forest software and hardware products to ensure quality, interoperability, and data security.

5. Education

Educate forest industry professionals on the benefits and uses of forest software and hardware technologies

6. Experience exchange

Provide a platform for forest software and hardware developers and their customers to exchange feedback and ideas for product improvement.

7. Support

Support the development of sustainable forest management practices through the use of advanced technologies

8. Transparency

Promote transparency and accountability in the forest industry through the use of data-driven decision making and monitoring tools


9. Diversity and inclusion

Foster diversity and inclusion, including promoting the participation of underrepresented groups

10. Data privacy

Advocate for the ethical use of forest data, including data privacy and protection

11.  Openness

Encourage the development of open-source technologies to promote collaboration and innovation

12. Voice

Provide a voice for the innovators and their customers in policy discussions and decision-making processes that affect the forest industry.

Challenges for innovators and wood

Forest environments and the variety of systems involved can pose technical challenges, while customers may be hesitant to adopt new technologies. The development and deployment of these products can also be costly, and data privacy is a critical concern.

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