The Finnish software company in forestry sector has developed a pioneering full service solution for digital forest management and monitoring. The company's solution mobilizes the operations of forest management and bio business field work throughout the full cycle. With the solution, forest actors can create and update forest management plans and thus get real-time forest resource information to optimize logging and silviculture operations and more actively exploit and manage their forests within sustainable limits.
The solution brings efficiency gains, cost savings and environmental benefits to all operators in the forest and bio-based businesses:
- For the forest owners, the solution enables easy and remote forest management, and guides them in planning the next forest activities needed to get maximum economic benefit from timber harvest.
- For the contractors and industry, the solution decreases costs and increases margins via easy scouting and connection between forest owners and contractors.
- For the forest authority experts, the solution provides novel and standardized IT interfaces to run their daily operations.
- For the society, the solution adds societal and environmental value via promotion of sustainable forest management practices and on-time detection of forest threats.
The company is in a process of creating breakthrough innovation by offering tree-wise forest inventory monitoring and other value-added services utilizing high-resolution satellite data and aerial images collected by drones. This solution will break the conservative approach of paper-based forest management plans and offer digital and standardized forest management plans and necessary data to run daily operations.
To increase their international sales, the company is looking for European partners, who are active in the forestry and biomass industry. The partner could represent the Finnish company in their region/country as a commercial agent, or offer the company's solution as a distributor. The company could also license their technology to the partner with a license agreement.