Solid Wood Innovation (SWI) was a research consortium (2009-2016) that built upon the initial research conducted by WQI (2003-2009). The focus of SWI was to create value for its stakeholders in Australia and New Zealand in the area of solid wood processing in the following areas:
SWI’s research focused on radiata pine, the major softwood plantation forest species in New Zealand and Australia. The company operated as a consortium with shareholders cash injections matched by NZ Government funding via the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Through the FWPA, WQI Limited (and now also SWI) has serviced its stakeholders in both Australia and New Zealand.
This website and all the relevant research will be available for stakeholders for a period of 2 years to June 2018.