Call for proposals 2020

Call identifier: H2020-BBI-JTI-2020

The call is now closed.

The BBI JU Programme Office has received 229 project proposals by the 3 September deadline of the Call 2020. Applicants have requested €1.1 billion in BBI JU funding, whereas the indicative call budget is €102 million. Evaluation of the project proposals will take place in September – November 2020, and the call results will be out by January 2021 at the latest.

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The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is responsible for the implementation of open Call for proposals for Research and Innovation Actions (RIAs), Innovation Actions (IAs - DEMOs and FLAGs) and Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs), in line with the Horizon 2020 rules for participation. 

Highlights of Call 2020

  • This is the seventh BBI JU call since 2014
  • 4 strategic orientations: Feedstock, Process, Products, and Market uptake
  • Indicative budget: €102 million (the call budget may be topped up by unused BBI JU appropriations from previous years within the limit set in the call budget flexibility)
  • 16 topics: 5 RIAs, 4 CSAs, 4 DEMOs, 3 FLAGs
  • Estimated value of the in-kind contributions by the members other than the Union or their constituent entities (BIC): minimum €49 million

Call timing (tentative)

  • Publication of topic texts (via the Annual Work Plan 2020): December 2019
  • Call opening: 15 April 2020
  • Call closure: 3 September 2020, 17:00 CET
  • Proposal evaluations (indicative): October – November 2020
  • Results sent to applicants (indicative): December 2020 – January 2021

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