The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is a public-private partnership aiming at increasing investment in the development of a sustainable bio-based industry sector in Europe. This EU body aims at providing environmental and socio-economic benefits for European citizens, increasing the competitiveness of Europe and contributing to establishing Europe as a key player in research, demonstration and deployment of advanced bio-based products and biofuels. The BBI JU will also play an important role in achieving a bioeconomy in Europe.
The BBI JU's mission is to implement, under Horizon 2020 rules, the Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA) developed by the industry and validated by the European Commission.
BBI JU organises Calls for proposals to support research, demonstration and deployment activities enabling the collaboration between stakeholders along the entire value chains covering primary production of biomass, processing industry and final use.
BBI JU is specifically in charge of:
- Contribution to & coordination of building the Annual Work Plan
- Call management
- Proposals evaluation
- Grant Agreement preparation process
- Whole project management life cycle
- Communication, dissemination & stakeholder management