Efficiency Checks of Woodworking SMEs

RERAM's ‘Enterprise Efficiency Check’ carried out with a group of SMEs in...

R2I Research to Innovation Cluster

RERAM belongs to a cluster of EU funded FP7-INCO projects supporting the link between...


The RERAM project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under the grant agreement no. 609573.


IIWH International Institute of Forestry and Wood Industries e.V. (Coordinator)

The Wald-Zentrum / IIWH is a German competence centre in forestry, wood-based industries and international cooperation. It was founded in 2003 by the State Government of NRW and the University of Münster to respond to the both ecological and economical significance of the forest-based sector of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Our core competencies are applied research, education, qualification and consultancy to landowners, investors and policy-makers. We coordinate and implement a multitude of R&D projects for various public and private clients from regional to national and international level.


Main fields of expertise

          future strategies | certification | CSR | foundation concepts for landowners


       forest and wood

          forest-based sector studies | regional initiatives | cluster management


       forest and climate

          afforestations | CO2-fixation in forests | Product Carbon Footprint


       forest and energy

          dendromass | wood cascades | bioenergy supply chains | energy forestry | SRC


       forest and investment

          project development | direct investments | fond models 


The Wald-Zentrum at the University of Münster comprises the International Institute of Forestry and Wood Industries NRW e.V. (IIWH), the Chair of the Research Group for Forest Ecology, Forestry and Timber Utilisation at the Faculty of Geosciences, the Forest Consult Ltd and the Wald-Agentur Münster GmbH. The IIWH is a non-profit organisation and an associated institute at the University of Münster. Chairman of the Board of IIWH and Director of the Wald-Zentrum is Prof. Dr. Andreas Schulte.


Coordination team





Prof. Dr. Andreas Schulte

project lead

+49 251 674 324 0


Dr. Uwe Kies
project coordination
+33 95254 0105 (Paris office)








Susanne Bergmann

project coordination

+49 251 674 324 11 


Dr. Heiko Hagemann
project coordination
+49 251 674 324 18








Manuel Goerke

project coordination



Mareike Erlenkötter

project coordination





Hafenweg 24a

48155 Münster, Germany


IIWH References


Leader of WP1 - Coordination and WP5 - R2I Strategies

EU Region: NRW - North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany