What is TWIG?
Twig is a network to encourage and facilitate connections & support, encourages creativity, education, mentorship, knowledge sharing, professional advice, access to resources, between members.
How does TWIG work?
The monthly TWIG meeting is a place to propose, discuss, ask questions, get answers, meet others, and find solutions. TWIG is always growing with new members and each new member has a say in how TWIG develops.
Who is part of the TWIG community?
TWIG is a network of like-minded professionals with specific interests related to wood. Members include professionals, hobbyists, or anyone interested in wood—scientists, researchers, educators, designers, architects, engineers, artists, manufacturers, craftsmen, businesses. Members say that over the 8 years that Twig hosted meetings, the most valuable asset is the other people they meet.
How can I be a part of TWIG?
Sign up to our mailing list to be invited to attend our monthly online meeting and other events.
Is TWIG a business?
No, TWIG is a network of individuals and businesses.
I have an idea/project… can TWIG consult on it?
Via the Twig network you have access to a network of professionals ready to give expert advice on your project no matter where you are in your development—idea, prototype, or production.
Are there fees?
No, TWIG is funded by institutions that promote creativity and development in the wood industry.
What is discussed in a TWIG meeting?
Being able to learn from other professionals is the core of what keeps our network strong. We discuss new skills and technologies related to wood. Members are often asked to present topics, or ideas related to their specific profession, like TED, if TED was only about wood.
Does TWIG have resources for funding?
Yes, via Institutional connections, to subsidize projects that need consulting, design, engineering, prototyping, research, testing and marketing. Contact us for more information.
What does innovation mean in the wood industry?
Technological advancements in wood science working still apply today. Wood, as a raw material, has countless applications. Learn more.
Does TWIG hire/outsource for projects?
Yes, TWIG is a resource that can connect you with fabricators, designers, artists and engineers—all members of our network.