Other Funding of Interest for BBI

Besides BBI JU’s annual Calls for proposals, other support measures for European Bio-based Industries (BBI) are also available. Below, a non-exhaustive list of such measures is provided.

Horizon 2020 is the EU’s main funding programme for research and innovation. Running from 2014 to 2020, it has a total budget of approximately €80 billion. Via the Participant Portal, a user-friendly keyword search can be performed, allowing interested parties to find the most relevant Horizon 2020 funding opportunities.

ESCS, the European Sustainable Chemicals Support Service, has selected 6 Model Demonstrator regions that will receive advisory support services from the ESCS. The purpose of this initiative is to show the way towards sustainable chemical production in Europe, taking advantage of domestically available feedstock such as biomass, waste or CO2. More information about the 6 selected regions can be found on DG GROWTH’s website.

ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) are the European Union's main investment policy tool. For more information on how to combine BBI JU and ESIF funding, please consult the ‘Guiding Principles’ commissioned by BIC, the Bio-based Industries Consortium. 

ERRIN (European Regions Research and Innovation Network) is a unique Brussels-based platform of more than 120 regional stakeholders organisation most of whom are represented by their Brussels offices. The network promotes knowledge exchange between its members, focusing on joint actions and project partnerships to strengthen regional research and innovation capacities.

ENRD (European Network for Rural Development) is the hub that connects rural development stakeholders throughout the European Union (EU). ENRD is contributing to the effective implementation of Member States' Rural Development Programmes by generating and sharing knowledge, as well as through facilitating information exchange and cooperation across rural Europe.

BioHorizon project aims to align and enhance the services that National Contact Points (NCPs) for Societal Challenge 2 focussing on food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy (SC2) provide to applicants for research funding across Europe and beyond. In addition to NCPs for SC2, BioHorizon also addresses those responsible for the Key Enabling Technology (KET) ‘Biotechnology.’

EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) is an Executive Agency of the European Commission responsible for managing specific programmes in the fields of business support targeting SMEs but also energy, environment and maritime research & innovation. Its goal is help create a more competitive and resource-efficient European economy based on knowledge and innovation. 

SPIRE (Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency) Public Private Partnership is a cross-sectorial initiative involving the eight main players in the EU's process industries: chemicals, steel, engineering, minerals, non-ferrous metals, cement, ceramics and water. 

EEN (Enterprise Europe Network) is an initiative of the European Commission, designed to help SMEs innovate and succeed by providing a local gateway to global business opportunities. EEN mission is to help European businesses grow and innovate by providing the local support and advice they need to nurture their international ambitions, find business partners and access funding and finance.

FACCE SURPLUS (Sustainable and Resilient agriculture for food and non-food systems) is an ERA-NET Cofund, formed in collaboration between the European Commission and a partnership of 15 countries in the frame of the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI). FACCE SURPLUS is committed to improve collaboration across the European Research Area in the range of diverse, but integrated, food and non-food biomass production and transformation systems, including biorefining.

If you would like to add another support measure to this list, please use the contact form to notify BBI JU.