Over €100 million available for advancing European bio-based sector

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 22 April 2020

The seventh Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Call for proposals is open across 16 different topics until 3 September 2020, 17:00 CET. It makes €102 million available for projects working on faster development of new sustainable value chains, ranging from efficient processing of biomass feedstock supply to bringing bio-based products to the market.

The Call’s funding supports four strategic orientations defined in the Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda of the European bio-based industries (SIRA): feedstock, process, products and market uptake.

The topics open for application are divided as follows: five Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) with an indicative budget of € 22 million, seven Innovation Actions (four Demonstration Actions - DEMO and three Flagship Actions - FLAG) with a cumulated indicative budget of € 75 million and four Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) with an indicative budget of € 5 million.

 For more information on the topics, as well as Call submission and evaluation details, please access the BBI JU 2020 Call booklet.

The BBI JU Virtual Info Day on 22 April 2020 will feature presentations about different aspects of the Call, as well as interactive Q&A sessions with participants. The event will be recorded and available for playback on the Info Day page.

The BBI JU community will also have wide online networking opportunities on the BBI JU Partnering Platform where they can already schedule remote one-to-one meetings for 22 and 23 April and 12 May 2020.

The news was published on the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) website here. Copyright © 2020 | Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking.

The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is a €3.7 billion Public-Private Partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium. Operating under Horizon 2020, this EU body is driven by the Vision and Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA) developed by the industry.

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