Calls for proposals 2017

The Bio-based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking (JU) is responsible for the implementation of open call for proposals for research and innovation actions and innovation actions, as well as coordination and support actions, in line with the Horizon 2020 rules for participation.

Evaluation results

The BBI JU Governing Board approved the evaluation results of the Call 2017 on 13 December and the proposal' Coordinators were informed on the outcome of the evaluation via their profile in the Participant Portal on 15 December 2017.

17 proposals are invited to the Grant Agreement Preparation (GAP) with the BBI JU.

According to H2020 rules, the deadline for the signature of the Grant Agreements is 7 of May 2018.

Submission results

A total of 149 proposals were submitted in response to the BBI JU Call for proposals 2017.
The number of proposals for each type of action is shown below:

  • CSA -  13 proposals
  • RIA –  67 proposals
  • IA – Demo -  62 proposals
  • IA – Flagship - 7 proposals

The evaluation of the proposals will start in September and be finalised in November 2017.

Applicants will be informed about the outcome of the evaluations by the end of 2017 (indicative timing).

Highlights of Call 2017

  • The 2017 call is the fourth in a total of seven Calls between 2014 and 2020.
  • 4 strategic orientations: Feedstock, Process, Products, and Market uptake.
  • As initiated in the Annual Work Plan (AWP) 2016, the AWP 2017 moves away from a strict biomass feedstock ‘push’ based on the traditional value chains, towards a demand for biomass to enable processing to respond adequately to a ‘pull’ from the end markets.

Call timing

  • Publication of topic texts (via the Annual Work Plan 2017): December 2016
  • Call opening: 11 April 2017
  • Call closure: Thursday 7 September 2017, 17:00 CET
  • Proposal evaluations (indicative): September – November 2017
  • Results sent to applicants (indicative): December 2017 

More information:

  • The Annual Work Plan 2017, which also contains the topic texts
  • The Participant Portal, the official EU funding communication channel, gives an extensive overview of all Call information (e.g. Call documentation, how to get support regarding IPRs, IT, partner search, etc.). Please consult the PP regularly for any further updates on the Call.
  • Via the Partnering Platform, free, online profiles can be created, allowing a better interaction with other potential BBI JU Call applicants  
  • For the applicants interested in receiving professional support or advice nationally, you are encouraged to contact the respective member of the network of National Contact Points
  • The ‘additional documents’ described below

Additional documents