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Wuudis ranked as Key Innovators by EC Innovation Radar

Wuudis – a forestry one-stop platform for forest management and monitoring developed in Finland, was selected to innovation category "optimisation considered ready for the market" by Innovation Radar, a European Commission initiative to identify high-potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects.

Freshly harvested forest fibre (spruce pulpwood in the foreground and sawlogs in the background) awaiting collection to begin its transformation process into sawn wood, pulp, paper, biochemical and bioenergy products. The harvested site will be replanted for the next generation forest cycle.

Innovation Radar aims to identify high-potential innovations and innovators in European Commission (EC) funded research projects. The Innovation Radar platform builds on the information and data gathered by independent experts involved in reviewing ongoing projects in the Horizon 2020 (H2020) funding programme.

Two indicators have been built with the Innovation Radar data. The first is the Innovation Potential Indicator which aims to measure Horizon 2020´s innovation development towards commercialisation. The second is the Innovator Capacity Indicator which aims to capture the innovative capacity of the innovators behind these innovations.

The aim is to make information about EU-funded innovations from high-quality projects visible and accessible to the public in one place. The EU’s Innovation Radar platform will show citizens the many excellent technological and scientific advances being delivered by researchers and innovators around Europe, funded on their behalf by the European Commission.

Wuudis Business Service under construction through the H2020 project Data-Driven Bioeconomy (DataBio) and client projects is a part of the Wuudis Forestry one-stop platform used by the Finnish Forest Centre, several forest management associations, and 5 000 forest owners.

Laatumetsä (Forest work quality and health monitoring) app is built on top of Wuudis for Finnish Forest Centre, is most likely the first crowdsourcing service ever launched for citizens to collect data from forest damages and care works for subsidy payments, explained Seppo Huurinainen CEO of Wuudis Solutions Oy.

The Laatumetsä app is also interfacing seamlessly with Forest Centre´s IT systems allowing updates straight from the field by forest owners, contractors, and other stakeholders. This digital ecosystem can be easily customized to international markets as it is built on standardised procedure which is open and scalable.

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