Add a new best practice or Innovation

The ROSEWOOD 4.0 Knowledge platform for regional forest innovation collects, selects and validates a set of relevant Best practices and Innovations (BP&I) in digitally supported forestry and wood mobilisation solutions. The main objective is to speed up cross-regional learning and fertilisation about best practices and latest managerial, social and technological innovations, especially digital solutions facilitating the sustainable wood mobilisation.

Are you aware of any best practice or innovations in forestry and wood mobilisation solutions that uses digital tools as support, and which you wish to disseminate through the platform? We are searching for examples that are not yet widely known, but could have a potential positive impact on forest management and wood mobilisation in Europe.

You are invited to fill in a factsheet description using the template of factsheets featured in this repository. We accept factsheets in any of the languages listed here. Once your factsheets will be submitted, it will be sent for review to the national editor of ROSEWOOD4.0 responsible for the country of your BP&I. Your factsheet will be either published directly or you will receive a request for additional information. The owners or authors of these new added BP&I should be informed and asked for consent to the publication, which you as reporter have to ensure.

Thank you in advance for your collaboration!


Best Practices

A ‘best practice’ (BP) can be defined as an effective, superior technological or social solution to a typical common problem or barrier. A BP can consist of a specific improved product, tool, or process (e.g. a machine or a technique), but it can also represent a more complex system solution (e.g. a sophisticated information system, a management system, or a legal or governance process or multi-actor initiative). A BP is a state-of-the-art implementation of a solution with latest (digital) technology, that has a representative character.



In contrast, an ‘innovation’ is defined as a very novel solution that has been developed and tested so far only in an experiment, pilot or a demonstration project, but which is usually not yet implemented on a larger scale or under real market conditions.. Innovations are also relevant in knowledge transfer, because they go beyond the current state-of-the-art and provide new impulses for local solutions. Note that innovation does not only refer to the advancement of a technology or system, but also to the wider adoption of an existing, proven technology or system in another context, e.g., another sector or country (this can be understood as ‘social innovation’).