Let us envisage the situation in the middle of the 2000s. The conversion to a bio-based social economy has been implemented. Materials, products and energy from the forest play a key role. Crucial steps have been taken on the road to climate adaptation and sustainable utilisation of the earth's resources.
This is the vision of the Swedish forest-based sector. Research and innovation are key words in the development that will propel us forward. In the national strategic research agenda for the forest-based industry in Sweden, NRA 2020 (the National Research Agenda for 2020), this research is identified as the basis through which to achieve the vision. The agenda has been put together by the scientific community, the forest industry and public research financiers.