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Horizon 2020 - Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) 2017 Call Now Open

The 2017 BBI JU Call is now open to applications.

The objective of the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is to implement a programme of research and innovation activities in Europe that will assess the availability of renewable biological resources that can be used for the production of bio-based materials, and on that basis support the establishment of sustainable bio-based value chains.

The strategic orientations for 2017 and 2018 are:

  • Fostering a sustainable biomass-feedstock supply to feed both existing and new value chains.
  • Optimising efficient processing for integrated biorefineries.
  • Developing innovative bio-based products for specific market applications.
  • Creating and accelerating the market uptake of bio-based products and applications.

Activities should be carried out through collaboration between stakeholders along the entire bio-based value chains, including primary production and processing industries, consumer brands, SMEs, research and technology centres and universities.

A total budget of €81 million is available for the 2017 Call.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 7 September 2017.


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