The project came from the need to develop integrated and innovative solutions that guarantee the sustainable management of Portuguese forests, caring and protecting them so they can be a source of wealth for people, communities and for the country. One of the main rePLANT goal is to value national forests contributing to an integrated management of forests and fire.
RePLANt mobilizes 20 entities, including leading companies in the forest sector and Research & Innovation (I&I) entities, in a common and coordinated effort to implement 8 Collaborative Strategies that will give rise to new Processes, Products and Services – strategic lines.
With a performance period of 3 years, it’s a project with a budget of 5.6 million euros, supported in 3.3 million euros by Compete / Portugal 2020, through the Competitiveness and Innovation Operational Program (POCI) and the Lisbon 2020 Operational Program.
To increase sustainable forest management and sector competition and to reduce the impact of rural fires.
RePLANT brings a new perspective on integrated forest and fire management, based on scientific and technological knowledge, through the introduction of new, more efficient and intelligent equipment for the forest and with better environmental performance.
rePLANT througt its collaborative strategies, has many objectives:
implement a high degree of innovation in forestry operations.
increase the capacity of internationalization of companies in this sector.
stimulate the creation of new companies and qualified job opportunities in the forest sector
enhance the competitiveness of the sector
increase safety of population living in the forest areas, decreasing the risk of fire
Improve fire prevention and fighting systems