The multidisciplinary composition of the beneficiaries of the project (associations for the promotion of wood construction, advanced research centers, associations of entrepreneurs, educational institutions, among others) will improve the achievement of results and their dissemination in the SUDOE area. These are the eight partners that take part into de project!
Nasuvinsa, Navarra de Suelo y Vivienda SA, is the public housing and town planning company of the Government of Navarra. At the service of the right to housing, public industrial promotion and the sustainable development of the territory, Nasuvinsa’s activity is developed from a vocation to work transversally for the different areas of the Regional Executive and its corporation of Public Companies.
Nasuvinsa has a long history of working on European projects, and is a leader of Eguralt, for its firm commitment to changing the model towards more sustainable construction, with less polluting materials, more respect for the environment, and promoting innovation and research into new products and technologies.
ADEMAN is the Association of Wood Entrepreneurs of Navarre, a fundamental organisation for the promotion and defence of the sector. We include companies from the entire timber value chain, from forest exploitation and forestry work to the timber trade and construction, including first and second transformation, warehouses, carpentry, and the biomass sector.
Most of these companies are micro and small enterprises with less than 50 workers and are family businesses that have a long history and experience. With more than 40 years of work, ADEMAN plays the role of the interlocutor of the sector with the public administrations and coordinates actions of research, local development, and promotion of the use of wood in different fields of application.
Baskegur, a professional association representing the Basque timber forestry sector, promotes different projects related to the promotion of timber construction in the Basque Country, such as the multidisciplinary R&D&I consortium BASOTEK, and is a member of the H2020 BASAJAUN and WOODCIRCUS projects, focused on the field of timber construction.
Baskegur’s main activity in the EGURALT project is framed in the study of opportunities for the development of high-rise timber construction in the SUDOE area, with transnational working groups of key actors in the field, as well as in the field of public housing promotion and development of the Guide for timber construction in the SUDOE area.
CESEFOR is a private non-profit Foundation founded in January 2003. It is a service center for the promotion of forestry and forest-based industries with a national and international remit. The Foundation contributes to the Castilla y León regional development, competitiveness and sustainability of the forestry industries that use regional forest resources. Cesefor brings together a range of services: capacity building, consultancy, technical training, and R&D projects. Cesefor is structured in 5 departments: 1) Management; 2) Project Management, Cooperation and Fundraising; 3) Forest Management and Resources; 4) ICT and Knowledge Management; and 5) Timber Industry and Construction.
The Galician Forest Industry Agency (XERA) is an autonomous public agency attached to the Second Vice-Presidency of the Ministry of Economy, Business and Innovation. We act as a management instrument to boost the economic activity of the forestry industry and improve the competitiveness and innovation of its companies. Among Xera competencies, the promotion of innovation, technology transfer, training and retraining of professionals, the call for subsidies and the development of programs that encourage the use of wood in different applications stand out.
XERA integrates the Galician Wood Innovation and Technological Services Center (CIS-Madeira), which offers advanced services, product and process development, training, knowledge, and technology transfer to the sector, especially to SMEs.
Within the EGURALT project, XERA participates by promoting the exchange of experiences between agents of the sector in the SUDOE territory, investigating technical solutions related to the durability of wood and its reaction to fire and leading the group of tasks related to dissemination.
SerQ – Centro de Inovação e Competências da Floresta is a scientific, technologic, and training association. SerQ is located in Sertã (Portugal) and started its activity in 2015, being founded by three entities: Sertã Municipality; University of Coimbra; National Laboratory of Civil Engineering. The main topics of its activity are development and experimental research; training; technology transfer; consultancy; validation and certification of products and solutions.
SerQ is part of more than a dozen projects financed by national and international funds in the fields of Forest and Wood products for construction. SerQ team on Eguralt Project is made up of five elements: Carlos Albino, Cláudio Ferreira, Sofia Knapic, Mónica Manuel, Carlos Martins (Responsible Researcher).
Xylofutur is the only Competitiveness cluster in France dedicated to the forest, wood and paper sectors. Its mission is to create durable links between the different actors: companies, education and research, local authorities, institutions and investors, with the aim of developing projects of innovation, research and development in order to create added value and improve the competitiveness of companies.
In the Eguralt project, Xylofutur will communicate with the industrialists in order to share and transfer the knowledge developed by the partners: construction guide, new technology of conception and new construction products. Xylofutur is also involved in two others Interreg Sudoe projects: Woodmarkets and IMIP.
Under the dual supervision of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the Bordeaux National School of Architecture and Landscape provides initial and continuing training in the fields of architecture, urban planning and landscape.
Research activities are conducted within three units, including the GRECCAU, Research Group on Environment, Comfort and Architectural and Urban Design. This multidisciplinary team (architecture, physical sciences, human sciences), represented in the Eguralt project by Aline Barlet, Denis Bruneau and Régis Le Normand, teacher-researchers, is developing work on two topics: “Ambiences and Comfort in Public Spaces and Buildings” and “Architecture and Sustainable Construction”.