The Wood Innovation Group - TWIG (est. 2012 as Outside the Box Meetup Group - OTB) is a network and community supported by the Wood First Program through Forestry Innovation Investment (FII). Additionally TWIG is made possible through contributions from companies and individuals working to advance the use of wood in the Pacific Northwest.
We hosted over 50 meetups with 35 special guests presenting on a range of wood-based topics. Our events took place over 10 venues across the city. This led to the formation, ideation and realization of numerous products, partnerships, services and businesses that are in operation today - Including TWIG, which re-branded in December 2020.
TWIG is developing pathways, programs, events and a network for people to bring new innovations into the world, and contribute to adding value to BC's forest resources, while strengthening collaboration within the industry,
TWIG is possible through funding from the Forestry Innovation Investment's Wood First Programs & the UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP)—a training, education and technical services organization that promotes the growth and development of value-added manufacturing with wood.
In Memory of Art Paul & Judson Beaumont