The seventh BBI JU Call for proposals is open across 16 different topics until 3 September 2020, closing at 17:00 CET.

€102 million will be made available for projects working on the development of new sustainable value chains, ranging from the efficient processing of biomass feedstock supply to bringing bio-based products to the market.

The proposals selected for funding will be known by January 2021 at the latest, and the grant agreements with the project teams should be signed by May 2021.

The specific Call topics open for submission can be found on the BBI JU website.

Commenting on the launch, Philippe Mengal, BBI JU Executive Director, said: “I can proudly say that the bio-based industry is maturing and our projects are delivering concrete results. We expect BBI JU projects to create more than 200 new cross-sector interconnections and 180 new bio-based value chains by the end of this year, by far exceeding the targets set in SIRA, which called for 36 interconnections and 10 value chains. I invite you to apply for the Call and join the growing BBI JU community building together a strong European bio-based sector.”

Applicants will have to submit their proposals electronically and should look at the BBI JU 2020 Call booklet for more information on the topics, as well as Call submission and evaluation details.

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.

More information can be found on the BBI JU website.