Garage48 Future of Wood 2020

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When 13-15 Nov

Where Estonian University of Life Sciences

  • Overview
  • Mark your calendars and save the dates! The FOURTH Garage48 Wood makeathon is welcoming you on Nov 13-15th in TARTU!

    The growing community of people and organisations around the Garage48 Wood event series keeps growing and is now bringing one of the most anticipated Garage48 makeathons to Tartu - hosted by Estonian University of Life Sciences as a part of the celebrations of 100 years of academic forestry education in Estonia.

    Garage48, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonian Academy of Arts and Startup Estonia invite you to create the future of Estonian wood and forest!


    The rich forests that cover more than half of our country are one of Estonia’s most valued natural resources with high natural and ecological value and play a highly important role in economic, social, ecological and cultural aspects of our daily lives. 

    The forestry sector of Estonia has a strong profitable potential of material and social benefits. Yet it's use has to be facilitated so that other values and benefits, including environmental, would not suffer.


    Architects and product designers, wood technologists, engineers and industry practitioners, forestry experts, climate and environmental experts, software engineers, designers and data scientists, marketers and visionaries - join us and come together to create prototypes of novel solutions for sustainable forestry and efficient forest management.

    In the collaboration of our organising partners, we are calling you to create solutions in the following FOCUS AREAS:

    * WOOD VALORIZATION

    Think of solutions that support the maximum use of one tree once it’s cut down. For example:

    - how to utilize less used and lower quality tree species in wooden products construction

    - how to use carpentry joints in wooden products instead of metal, to ensure as high lifetime for the product as the growing time of one tree

    - how to utilize wood waste (could we create a new material out of sawdust or wood chips?)

    - creation of composite materials

    - circular economy in wood processing, architecture and forestry. For inspiration, check out our last year’s team

    Pagerr.


    * DATA SCIENCE IN FORESTRY

     For example, think of:

    - remote sensing opportunities in forest management

    - how to process and use forest felling or assembly lines data for the better availability of forest resources


    * 369 PATTERN BUILDING CHALLENGE

    Estonian Academy of Arts challenges the participants of Future of Wood to design interactive digital and physical 'configurators' using 369 Pattern Building system (https://patternbuildings.com). You can propose your own building concept to explore mass-customisation in design and production of modular timber buildings. Fabricate your first digital or physical prototype during the 48h makeathon! The best teams are offered financial and technical support to develop their concept into an original piece of art or product to be exhibited at EKA and internationally.

    * Solutions to fight the CLIMATE CHANGE and that are ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

    For inspiration, check out out last year’s winner, Local Offset.

    * NOVEL SOLUTIONS IN WOOD PROCESSING, ARCHITECTURE AND FORESTRY


    MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT and MATERIALS

    To make all your ideas, both physical and software, in the mentioned focus areas a reality, we will provide you with all the necessary materials, data sets, mentors, rooms and equipment. The workshops of the Estonian University of Life Sciences are ready for the magic of the wood makeathon!


    More info about challenges, mentors and what to expect coming soon!


    Stay tuned with updates by following the Facebook event.

    All registered participants will also get access to the Facebook group with useful information and tips for better performance.

    Contact us if you have any questions at wood@garage48.org


    Garage48 Future of Wood 2020 is financed by Estonian University of Life Sciences, Startup Estonia, European Regional Development Fund and Estonian Academy of Arts. We are supported by TSENTER Centre Competence for Wood Processing and Furniture Manufacturing, Metsä Wood, Harmet, Thorn Engineering and Creatomus Solutions.

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    We are keeping up to date with the COVID-19 conditions and restrictions as the health and safety of us all is the most important thing to us. If necessary, we are ready to modify the event structure in a way, that the health and safety of all participants, organizers and mentors is guaranteed.

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    WHAT IS SAID

    #G48WOOD #G48TARTU

    THE SUPERSTARS
    The Mentors 

    Maarika Truu
    Head of Startup Estonia
    Renee Puusepp
    Architect & Designer, Senior Researcher at Estonian Academy of Arts
    Jörgen Dobris
    Wood industry development manager at Võru County Vocational Training Centre
    Lauri Semevsky
    Project manager at Wood Competence Centre TSENTER, Designer at veneerium.com
    Jaanus Sakkis
    Creative Director and Founder at Feks Design
    Martin Verrev
    Creative Engineer at Littlebit and lecturer at TalTech
    Tuukka Kyläkallio
    Business Development Manager at Metsä Wood
    Anna-Greta Tšahkna
    Co-founder & CCO at Timbeter
    Mayri Tiido
    Educator and Trainer
    Tõnis Teppand
    Civil engineer, Lecturer of Analytical Selection of Building Structures at Estonian University of Life Sciences

    Organizers

    Kadri Kõivik
    Project Manager at Garage48
    Renee Puusepp
    Architect & Designer, Senior Researcher at Estonian Academy of Arts
    Anna Babushkina
    Marketing volunteer at Garage48
    Lauri Semevsky
    Project Manager at TSENTER Centre of Competence for Wood Processing and Furniture Manufacturing

    Partners