Solid Wood Innovation (SWI) is a research consortium that builds upon the initial research conducted by WQI. The focus of SWI is to create value for its stakeholders in Australia and New Zealand in the area of solid wood processing. The value proposition is in three areas:
SWI’s research is focused on radiata pine, the major softwood plantation forest species in New Zealand and Australia. The company operates as a consortium and shareholders cash injections are 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.