About ProWOOD

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The industrial graduate school ProWOOD aims at supporting innovation and increase the competitiveness of the Swedish wood industry.


How does ProWOOD work?

  • Research projects are formulated jointly by industry and academia
  • The doctoral program includes courses to support the doctoral student
  • The doctoral students have tutors from both industry and academia
  • Follow-ups, seminars and study visits are part of the program


What does ProWOOD mean for participating companies?

  • The research contributes to the development of industrial processes by combining knowledge of industrial product realization and the specific needs in the wood industry ProWOOD can contribute to increased competitiveness and innovation
  • The road to the goal is just as interesting: New contacts and cooperation are created, spin-off projects, etc.


What does ProWOOD mean to the doctoral students?

  • Third-cycle education is combined with practical work in the company
  • Be part of a research environment with several doctoral students, companies and senior researchers In-depth understanding of the conditions in the wood industry
  • Extensive industrial contacts



ProWOOD Industrial Graduate School is a joint initiative between the School of Engineering, Jönköping University, Linnaeus University, the Knowledge Foundation and a number of companies.


ProWOOD is an arena for the development, exchange and dissemination of knowledge relevant to the wood industry.


The focus is on industrial product realisation with a practical application in the wood industry. Product realisation refers to the development and manufacturing of physical products, related services, and covers the entire chain from idea to finished product.


ProWOOD is financially supported by the Knowledge Foundation, the participating companies, Wood Region Småland and the participating institutions and universities.


ProWOOD started in 2014 with six doctoral students.