Competitiveness Cluster

Among the 70 French competitiveness clusters, Xylofutur is the only one dedicated to the forestwood-paper sector and it is approved by the French State. Its objective is to improve the competitiveness of companies in this sector, thanks to innovation and Research & Development.

Its mission is to create durable links between the different actors: companies, education and research, communities, institutions, investors, the aim being to bring out innovative projects in order to create added value.
Moreover, this encourages the development of industrial activities towards current and future target markets such as sustainable buildings, home improvement, furnishings, fine and convenience chemicals, packaging and energy.
In the fields of Research & Development and training, Xylofutur is active, visible and attractive, and thus meets the priorities displayed by the French government in the context of economic development.
It is organized according to three strategic axes: «Forest management and exploitation», «Wood materials and construction», «Fibers, Chemical and energy».
Xylofutur aims to support companies, particularly SMEs, in areas such as marketing, access to public and private financing, internationalization and anticipation of skills needs.
The forest-wood-paper sector has major advantages in the economic, ecological and industrial domains, and the will of Xylofutur is to support its members in their commitment within this sector.
For the geography, Xylofutur is based in Gradignan (near Bordeaux) in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It is the largest region in France, with 84,100 km2, and the first forest region with 2.8 million hectares of forest of various species: maritime pine, douglas fir, oak, poplar, chestnut, spruce ...


Apolline Oswald,
Competitiveness Cluster Xylofutur


Innovative Eco-Construction System Based on Interlocking Modular Insulation Wood & Cork-Based Panels

Design, validation and implementation of an ecological construction system based on natural biological materials to improve energy efficiency in public buildings, contributing to the mitigation of climate change.
Modular interconnected wood and cork insulating panel systems can replace traditional systems, generating technical, environnemental and socio-economic benefits for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, through the implementation of networks and joint experimentation.

The IMIP project is co-financed by the Interreg Sudoe program and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Total eligible cost (€): € 1,326,162.88
ERDF fund (€): € 994,622.63


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