The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking launches annual Call for Proposals. All stakeholders (large industries, SMEs, technology providers, academia, RTOs) are encouraged to take part in this new venture and contribute to the deployment of a new and sustainable economy.

Rules for participation

The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking operates under Horizon 2020 rules and thus on the principles of OPENNESS, TRANSPARENCY and EXCELLENCE. In other words, everyone can participate and the best proposals – evaluated by independent experts – will win.

Participant Portal

The Participant Portal is the single-entry point for interactions about the EU research and innovation programmes with the European Commission and its Executive Agencies. It offers you the services and tools that facilitate the monitoring and the management of your proposals and projects.

All BBI JU Call information and documents are centralised on the Participant Portal. These include:

  • Call description
  • Topics and submission service
  • Call documents
  • FAQ and Support.

BBI JU’s 2017 Info Day and brokerage event

On 28 April 2017, BBI JU will organise its fourth Open Info Day & Brokerage event in Brussels, following the official launch of the 2017 Call for proposals

High-level speakers from the European Commission and from industry will provide an overview of the opportunities in the bioeconomy sector in Europe and shed light on the updated SIRA (Strategic and Innovation Research Agenda). The BBI JU Programme Office will provide potential applicants with detailed information on how to prepare and submit a good proposal for the 2017 BBI JU Call, and there will be a dedicated networking and brokerage event in the afternoon.

In addition, the BBI JU team will be on hand to answer individual queries to participants on the BBI JU Call procedures, BBI JU rules and guidance on applying for funding. National and industry bodies will also be present to offer information and advice on relevant local and national resources, networks and synergies between the BBI JU programme and other initiatives.

More information can be found in the dedicated event page.

Previous BBI JU Info Days

BBI JU Info Day 2016

BBI JU held its third Info Day and brokerage event in Brussels on 21 April 2016. More information and the presentations from the morning session are now available here. The webcast of the morning sessions is also publically available, so you can watch all the presentations including the Q&A sessions. Participation in the BBI JU brokerage afternoon's networking event saw more than 200+ participants make more than 600+ meetings via the platform and the mobile app. The BBI JU Partnering Platform is permanently available for networking outside BBI JUevents.

BBI JU Info Day 2015

On 26 June 2015, BBI JU organised a second Info Day in Brussels for the 2015 BBI funding call for proposals. A video stream of the event is available: Watch the BBI JU Info Day. You can also download all presentations and the programme. Number of registered participants: 477

BBI JU Info Day 2014

On 2 September 2014, the Directorate for Bioeconomy of the European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) organised an Info Day on the BBI JU Call for proposals 2014. If you've missed it or want to see it again: Watch the BBI Info Day. You can also Download all presentations and the programme. Number of registered participants: 451