• Wood & paper surface
  • wood materials
  • wood chemistry &
  • market analysis &
    innovation research
  • Biobased Composites
    and Processes

Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH

We are a leading research organisation in the area wood and wood-related renewable resources in Europe. Our core competences are materials research and process technology along the complete value chain – from raw material to finished products. We develop methods and basics and perform applied research on the economy-science interface, in order to enable resource-efficient management in the circular bioeconomy.


As COMET K1-Center of the COMET Programme – Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies - we are funded by the Austrian ministries BMK, BMDW and the federal states UpperAusria, LowerAustria & Carinthia. The programme COMET is operated by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).

New materials research, materials and process technology

In long-term research projects and programmes the experts of Wood K plus search for innovative solutions for companies, with scientific partners providing their know-how and many years of experience.

Innovation and project management

Wood K plus analyzes in cooperation with the industrial partners the demand for innovation, organizes the demand in technological issues and identifies promising approaches to the problems that can be implemented in specific research projects. If necessary, Wood K plus also acts as project manager from project definition, preparation of applications for projects, integration of partners over processing to clearing and communication with sponsors.

social responsibility

Our research results lead to sustainable solutions to society’s development issues, enhancing public appreciation of our natural resources as well as their optimal management and use in high tech applications. As a result the economic condition of rural areas is improved by creating jobs and making regions less dependent on non-renewable resources like oil.

Technical equipment

Wood K plus has at its areas (Lenzing, Linz, St. Veit/Glan und Tulln) a comprehensive laboratory and technical-center infrastructure. Additionally the scientific partners can provide their special equipment where necessary.

Expertise / Consultancy

Within the framework of service agreement tests, feasibility studies, expert reports and business consultancy are provided.


Integrated Innovation Process 5.5 – Management of new ideas and subjects for a successful future of the center

The internal innovation process at the center (Integrated Innovation Process 5.5) was launched in 2015 with the aim of developing innovative ideas. Since the start of the process, a total number of 138 ideas have been submitted by all areas of the center. A classic three step gate-stage-process guides the progress of new ideas, subjects and concepts that might be relevant for future research and the thematic strategy of Wood K plus.

Ultramikrotom PowerTome PC

Im Zuge eines EFRE Investprojektes wurde das Portfolio des Kompetenzzentrums durch ein Ultramikrotom erweitert. Das Arbeiten mit dem Ultramikrotom eröffnet bei Wood K plus neue Einblicke in Holzprodukte und biobasierte Verbundwerkstoffe.

innov:ATE - Auftaktveranstaltung

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