BBI JU Virtual Info Day 2020

22 April 2020

The seventh BBI JU Info Day will take place on 22 April 2020 as a virtual event only, due to safety and health considerations for all participants during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

We apologise for the inconveniences that may result from this unexpected change. If you already booked your transport and stay in Brussels, please cancel them since there will be no opportunity to attend the event physically. The sessions will be broadcast via web streaming and networking and one-to-one meetings will still be fundamental parts of the agenda, but only in a virtual form.

The virtual format will focus on the 2020 Call for proposals. Moreover, we have expanded the online networking opportunities throughout the event and will ensure interactive Q&A sessions.

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Registration
Agenda
Networking
Interaction
Synergies & founding partners
Material

Registration

We encourage you to register for the info day to receive all the information and latest updates about the event, 2020 Call for proposals and other funding opportunities for the bio-based industries. The registration is free of charge. However, web streaming will be open to anyone to follow.

Agenda

All the timing is following the Brussels timezone (GMT+1).

BBI JU Info Day is extended to two days to allow more online networking opportunities. The first part of 22 April will be dedicated to presentations on topics ranging from the vision for the bioeconomy in Europe to the specificities of drafting a good proposal for the Call 2020. The web streaming will start at 9:30 and will run until 12:50. The second part of the day and 23 April full day will support one-to-one meetings to be scheduled via the BBI JU Partnering Platform. Check the agenda for more information.

Networking

Register for free on the BBI JU Partnering Platform to start collaboration with other potential applicants and build consortia. Networking opportunities have been expanded, as one-to-one remote meetings can now be scheduled for three days:

  • 22 April – from 13:00 to 18:00
  • 23 April – from 9:30 to 18:00
  • 12 May – from 9:30 to 18:00

Interaction

During the BBI JU Info Day on 22 April, you will be able to to interact with speakers and ask questions via a networking tool.

More information will follow

Synergies & founding partners

Registered participants will receive information about other funding opportunities and support in the bio-based industries field. Make sure you register for the event to receive this information.

BIC - Bio-based Industries Consortium 
BIC is the private partner of the BBI JU representing more than 240 industry members covering the whole value chain, from primary production to market actors. Read more about BIC

EASME - Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises 
EASME is managing several EU programmes in the fields of SME support & innovation, environment, climate action, energy and maritime affairs. Read more about EASME

RES - Research Enquiry Service
This service replies to all your questions about European research and available funding instruments, as well as the validation of participants in EU-funded projects. Submit your questions via the RES web form.

EEN - Enterprise Europe Network
EEN is helping SMEs innovate and succeed by providing a local gateway to global business opportunities. Read more about EEN

ECBF - The European Circular Bioeconomy Fund
In a transforming economy, the ECBF funds and partners with ambitious and visionary entrepreneurs and investors to accelerate late-stage companies with first recurring revenues and strong market traction in the European circular bioeconomy. Read more about the ECBF 

EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
The EBRD is an international financial institution with a mandate to promote transition to well-functioning market economies, by financing projects and conducting policy dialogue in 38 countries in Central-Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Mediterranean region – including 12 EU Member States. Read more about the EBRD

Material

Read the Call 2020 booklet.

Registered participants will also receive the updated material to prepare for the Call 2020: presentations, recordings, as well as relevant links.

More information will follow