Forestcluster Ltd

Forestcluster Ltd was established in 2007. We participate in the renewal of the forest cluster by creating new forms of networking and by boosting top-level research and innovation.

Forestcluster Ltd is owned by key forest cluster companies and main research institutes and universities in Finland. It implements research and innovation programs that are based on the Strategic Research Agenda of the Finnish forest cluster.

Forestcluster is one of the six Strategic Centres for science, technology and innovation in Finland (SHOK). These centres are public-private partnerships and their main goals are to speed up innovation processes and to renew industry clusters, as well as to create radical innovations. Their principal task is to implement top-level research programs that are carried out in close cooperation between companies and research organizations.

Read more about Forestcluster Ltd (brochure).

Main contacts:

  • Christine Hagström-Näsi, CEO
  • Markku Leskelä, Research Director
  • Lars Gädda, Senior Advisor
  • Outi Lemettinen, Communications Manager

 Program managers:

  • Pauliina Tukiainen, VTT (EffFibre and EffNet)
  • Niklas von Weymarn, VTT (FuBio JR2)
  • Anna Suurnäkki, VTT (FuBio Cellulose)


The members (deputy members) of the Board

Research committee members (deputy members)