Our Work

FPInnovations is a not-for-profit world leader that specializes in the creation of innovative scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector’s global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of its industry members and government partners.

It is ideally positioned to perform state-of-the-art research, develop advanced technologies, and deliver innovative solutions to complex problems for every area of the sector’s value chain, from forest operations to consumer and industrial products.

FPInnovations’ staff numbers more than 430. Its R&D laboratories are located in Montreal, Quebec City, and Vancouver, and it has technology transfer offices across Canada.

Research Programs

Resource Assessment

Resource Assessment builds the tools and technologies for identifying wood fibre characteristics and their location as well as for growing improved fibre to optimize the sustainability and economics of the forest sector.

Forest Operations

Forest Operations' dedicated experts are committed to developing innovative solutions to the challenges facing the forestry industry. From supply chain efficiency to safety and sustainability, our work supports members across the value chain.

Wildfire Operations

Working with both industry and government, Wildfire Operations does research on issues facing wildfire management experts in both prevention and in dealing with wildland fires.

Primary Wood Products Manufacturing

Applied research, company-specific confidential services, and technical support are provided to Canada’s lumber and engineered wood producers through two Primary Wood Products Manufacturing program components: Lumber Manufacturing and Engineered Wood Products (EWP) Manufacturing.

Secondary Wood Products Manufacturing

This program offers research, development, and technical support to manufacturers of secondary wood products to enable them to produce and market wood-based products and construction materials.

Advanced Building Systems

The world is experiencing a renaissance in wood-based construction. FPInnovations’ Advanced Building Systems research team is helping to usher in a new era of taller and larger wood buildings and new wood-based building products. Through our research programs and together with our partners, we are enhancing Canada’s position as a global leader in wood-building construction.

Market Pulp

New technologies lead to lower production costs, greater productivity, and a mastering of new and existing markets. FPInnovations’ Market Pulp members are the first to benefit from new technologies that make market pulp mills more competitive.

Paper, Packaging and Consumer Products

This research program addresses technical needs and provides technical and market support to member companies that manufacture printing and writing papers, packaging, and consumer products.


The objective of the Bioproducts program is to develop non-traditional wood products in order to enhance the value of all parts of the resource, including residual products, so as to diversify wood markets and contribute to developing a new bioeconomy.

Bio-refinery and Energy

The Bio-refinery and Energy program develops novel bio-based chemicals and bio-energy pathways from wood. It emphasizes integration with existing forest industry infrastructure.

PIT Group

PIT Group offers customized technological solutions and assistance to fleet managers who want to reduce the cost and environmental impact of their operations or improve operational safety.

Environment and Sustainability

This program conducts research into best management practices for environmental compatibility and resource management. The findings help member companies operate in a manner that is environmentally responsible and sustainable.

Value Maximization and Decision Support

This program helps industry members generate more value from their wood basket by maximizing fibre quality, product flow, and supply chain agility; applying value chain concepts at the operational, tactical, and strategic levels; and developing decision-support tools driven by market needs.

Solutions and Technologies

Drawing from scientific research over the past 100 years, FPInnovations applies proven solutions and technologies that can be quickly implemented in your organization.

Our world-class experts can help you reach your objectives in any sector of our industry. Thanks to our objective recommendations, our exclusive evaluation tools developed by our teams or researchers and our equipment, you will protect your market shares and increase your profits.

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