WOOD-TECH aims at establishing a long-lasting cooperation between the Russian and German partners in the field of sustainable forest and wood utilization. The initiative assists in the mobilisation and sustainable management of the resources and contributes to the (economic) development of the Tomsk region. The main particularity of the project is the systems approach and with a strong applied focus within the fields of forestry, bio energy and bio-refinery.

The project contributes to the agreed cooperation between Russia and Germany and to the high tech strategy for climate protection of the German government. It is also suited to implement the renewable energy strategy of the EU. Forestry themes are widely represented in the different working programmes of the EU-RTD Framework Programme (FP7).