• Wood & paper surface
  • market analysis &
    innovation research
  • Biobased Composites
    and Processes
  • 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, BMDW 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.


tecnet / accent / BOKU Innovations Award 2021

Catherine Thoma und Wilfried Sailer-Kronlachner haben den tecnet / accent / BOKU Innovations Award 2021 gewonnen. Der im Rahmen des Projekts SUSBIND entwickelte Klebstoff konnte als Produkt mit großem Marktpotential überzeugen.

Wood K plus receives a grant for the COMET Module i³Sense

The Ministry of Climate Action and the Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs are investing twelve million euros in six new COMET modules in the coming years. With this funding decision, the two ministries are following the recommendation of an international jury of experts. "Climate-friendly innovations are the best way for Austria to prepare for the future. With the COMET programme we have the optimal tool to support our companies in research and development and thus to develop new products and processes that offer solutions to the problems of today and tomorrow. In this way, we enable domestic companies to become more competitive overall and to continue to make progress at the top internationally," emphasised Climate Action Minister Leonore Gewessler in the context of the announcement of the funding decision.