InnoForESt is a newly launched Horizon 2020 Innovation Action on “Smart Information, Governance and Business Innovations for Sustainable Supply and Payment Mechanisms for Forest Ecosystem Services”. The project analyses and advances six promising governance innovations for sustainable forest ecosystem service provision. Three of the innovations are payment schemes and the other three are novel network approaches and actor alliances. The interdisciplinary and multi-actor project is run by a team of 16 science and practice partners from nine EU countries. The consortium includes forest and environmental administrations, wood-processing and consultancy firms, hunting associations, forest managers, land-owners, and NGOs, as well as European universities and forest research institutes. The project will identify success factors of policy and business models, develop newly improved prototypes and assess their impacts collaboratively. InnoForESt is coordinated by Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development Germany. Its networks are open for other innovators and ideas, and we invite anyone related to innovation activities for forest ecosystem service provision to participate in our project activities regularly announced at our project website: www.innoforest.eu.