3-5 October 2022

Hotel Rila, Borovets, Bulgaria

XI International Scientific and Technical Conference INNOVATION IN FOREST INDUSTRY AND ENGINEERING DESIGN

2022

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More About The Conference

The main goal of the conference is to create an environment for the exchange of scientific information, sharing good practices and establishing personal contacts between researchers, experts and business representatives working in the field of woodworking, the production and design of furniture and wood products.

The main topics of conference:

  • Raw Materials for the Wood Industry;
  • Woodworking Machines and Equipment;
  • Technologies in Logging and Woodworking;
  • Technologies in Furniture and Wood Products;
  • Interior and Furniture Design;
  • Materials and Constructions in the Furniture;
  • Economics, Organisation and Management;
  • Natural Sciences in Support of Forest Industry and Engineering Design;
  • Innovations in the Education Process.

Participants:

  • Members of the academic community;
  • Representatives of scientific organisations;
  • PhD students, master and bachelor degree students;
  • Representatives of educational and government institutional;
  • Representatives of business organisations, design companies, individuals. 

Keynote Lectures

Dr. Nadir Yildirim
Innovation Director Acting Executive Director for Strategic Planning and Partnerships Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Education City, Doha, Qatar

THE DEEP TECH: NEXT BIG THING IN INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

Additional information about Deep Tech: We define deep technology as companies founded on a scientific discovery or meaningful engineering innovation. This is where you’re asking, “Aren’t all technology companies founded on these principles?” Partly yes, but mostly no. Most technology companies these days are built on business model innovation or offline to online business model transition using existing technology. Take Uber for example – Uber is built on the concept of a “sharing economy” – a business model innovation enabling individuals to share existing resources. Deep technology companies on the other hand, are built on tangible scientific discoveries or engineering innovations. They are trying to solve big issues that really affect the world around them. For example, a new medical device or technique fighting cancer, data analytics to help farmers grow more food, or a clean energy solution trying to lessen the human impact on climate change. Continuing the Uber reference, deep-technology companies in the transportation business would include autonomous vehicles, flying cars or other similar transformative technologies. (Quotation)

Prof. Jerzy Smardzewski
Poznan University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology

MODELING OF METAMATERIALS FOR FURNITURE HONEYCOMB PANELS

The properties of conventional honeycomb panels depend mainly on the mechanical properties of the facings. However, metamaterials, especially with a negative Poisson ratio, can significantly improve the properties of the core and the properties of the whole honeycomb panel. Modeling various auxetic metamaterials for furniture honeycomb panels are discussed.

 

Prof. Dr. Vassil Jivkov
University of Forestry, Bulgaria, Chairman of the Board of Bulgarian Branch Chamber of Woodworking and Furniture Industry

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FURNITURE INDUSTRY IN BULGARIA AFTER THE KOVID CRISIS, WAR AND RAW MATERIAL SHORTAGES

In the last 2-3 years, the furniture industry has faced several challenges globally and nationally. First, the Covid crisis started, followed by a global shortage of raw materials, transport problems, the rising cost of energy resources and finally, the war in Ukraine. This brought furniture companies several difficulties and challenges, but on the other hand, it also opened up new opportunities. Processes of optimisation, automation and robotisation of production, search for new raw materials, new energy sources, and energy efficiency improvement started. Increasingly, companies will pay attention to innovation and human capital.

Programme
What Can You Expect

3 October 2022 (Monday)

Time

Planned activities

09:00

Organized transport from the parking lot of the University of Forestry in Sofia to Rila Hotel in Borovets resort

11:00

Arrival at Rila Hotel in Borovets resort

12:30 - 13:00

Registration of conference participants

13:00 - 13:30

Official opening of the conference

13:30 - 15:30

Plenary session

15:30

Photo of all conference participants

15:40 - 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 - 18:30

Session 1

20:00

Official dinner with music program

4 October 2022 (Tuesday)

Time

planned activities

9:00 - 11:00

Session 2

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00

Session 3

13:00-14:00

lunch break

14:00-16:00

Session 4

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 - 18:30

Session 5

18:30 - 19:00

Poster session 1

5 October 2022 (Wednesday)

Time

planned activities

10:30

Departure from Rila Hotel

10:45 - 12:15

CULTURAL PROGRAM- TOURIST TOUR IN SAMOKOV CITY (In the past, Samokov was a centre of handicrafts and art, with notable figures like Zahari Zograf, Hristo Dimitrov and Nikola Obrazopisov. The town's name is a compound word of "samo" and "kov", respectively meaning "self" and the root of the verb "forge, hammer", and comes from the samokov, a mechanical forge powered by water, since the town of Samokov was a major iron-producing centre during the Middle Ages.)

12:30

Departure from Samokov City

14:00

Arrival in the parking lot of the University of Forestry in Sofia

Aplplication and Registration

Partners

Our Contacts

University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria

Hotel RILA, Borovets, Bulgaria

International Scientific and Technical Conference

INNOVATION IN FOREST INDUSTRY AND ENGINEERING DESIGN

Faculty of Forest Industry, University of Forestry 10 Kliment Ohridski Blvd., 1797 Sofia Bulgaria
Website: http://inno.ltu.bg
E-mail: inno_conference@ltu.bg

Хотел РИЛА, к.к. Боровец

Hotel Rila, 2010 Borovets, Bulgaria
Reservation 0700 200 52
Reception (+359) 0750 32 441
E-mail: rila@rilaborovets.com
Website: www.rilaborovets.com