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

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, BMAW 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.


Stakeholderdialog Biobased Industry – Hightech auf Biobasis

Am 5. Dezember 2022 war Wood K plus mit einem herausragenden und großen Anteil der Fachvorträge am Stakeholder Dialog der biobasierten Industrie an der WKO in Wien vertreten. Drei Fachvorträge wurden direkt von Mitarbeiter*innen des Kompetenzzentrums präsentiert, bei weiteren Fachvorträgen wurde das Zentrum als wichtiger Partner erwähnt.

2. Platz beim Impact Award 2022

Seit mehreren Jahren fördert die Gesellschaft für Forschungsförderung NÖ (GFF) Dissertation in Niederösterreich durch sogenannte Science Calls. Dabei wird die Hälfte der Personalkosten eines Dissertanten durch das Land gedeckt. Im Rahmen des ersten Impact Award der Gesellschaft für Forschungsförderung Niederösterreich (GFF NÖ) wurden am 17. November 2022 drei abgeschlossene und drei noch laufende Dissertationen mit dem höchsten Impact ausgezeichnet.