BBI: Bio Based Industries Initiative
BBI: Bio- Based Industries Initiative
The Bio-based Industries Initiative is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between the European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC). The PPP is an instrument to support industrial research and innovation, to overcome the innovation ‘valley of death’, the path from research to the marketplace. It encourages partnership with the private sector to fund and bring together the resources needed to address the challenges involved in commercialising major society-changing new technologies. The industry is organised in a Bio-based Industries Consortium. The Consortium currently brings together more than 60 European large and small companies, clusters and organisations across technology, industry, agriculture and forestry. They have all committed to invest in collaborative research, development and demonstration of bio-based technologies within the PPP.
A MAJOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE EFFORT:
• €3.7 Billion investment in Bio-based innovation from 2014-2020 (Horizon 2020):
o €975 Million of EU funds
o € 2.7 Billion of private investments
The Bio-Based Economy concept:
Feedstock: foster a sustainable biomass supply with increased productivity and building new supply chains
Bio refineries: Optimize efficient processing through R&D and demonstrate their efficiency and economic viability at large-scale demo / flagship bi refineries.
Markets, products and policies: develop markets for bio-based products and optimize policy frameworks.
The 2017 Call for proposals will be officialy published on 11/4/2017. The submission deadline will be 7/9/2017. topics under this Call can be found in the 2017 Annual Work Plan, and also on the Participant Portal once the call is published.
Please note: Submission of proposals is only via the participant portal.
Save the date!
BBI 2017 Infoday will be held on 28/4/2017 in Brussels
BBI Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA)
BBI Partnering is the online partnering system of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking. It allows stakeholders to search and target potential partners from a database of bio-based professionals from Europe and beyond. The partnering tool assists stakeholders in all their networking activities around the annual Calls for Proposals.
BBI 2016 Info day
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