The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) launches annual Calls 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.

Funding and Tender Opportunities - SEDIA

The Funding and Tender Opportunities - SEDIA 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 Funding and Tender Opportunities - SEDIA portal. These include:

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

BBI JU’s 2020 Info Day 

The seventh BBI JU Info Day will be held on 22 April 2020 and will present the 2020 call for proposals and give participants the opportunity to hold pre-arranged face-to-face meetings. There will be plenty of informal networking opportunities throughout the event too.

Throughout the day, the BBI JU's Programme Office staff will be available to answer questions about the application process and call procedures. The participants will also have the opportunity to speak to representatives from BBI JU's founding partners and Member States, as well as exchange views with entities in synergy with BBI JU.

Registration for the event is compulsory and free of charge. Registration for face-to-face meetings will open later in early March.

Find more information on the BBI JU Info Day 2020 page.

Previous BBI JU Info Days

BBI JU Info Day 2019

On 12 April 2019, BBI JU organised its sixth Info Day event in Brussels, following the official launch of the Call for proposals 2019. More information as well as the presentations and the video recording can be found in the dedicated event page.

BBI JU Info Day 2018

On 17 April 2018, BBI JU organised its fifth Info Day in Brussels, following the official launch of the 2018. Over 615 participants registered for the event in the European Commission’s Charlemagne building. 

BBI JU Info Day 2017

On 28 April 2017, BBI JU organised its fourth Info Day in Brussels, following the official launch of the 2017 Call for proposals. Over 590 participants registered for the event in the European Commission’s Charlemagne building and more than 400 participants watched via the live streaming.

The morning was dedicated to information about the state of play for BBI JU programme, the EU’s bioeconomy strategy and the new strategic orientations for BBI JU, with key note speeches from Philippe Mengal, John Bell and Dirk Carrez. Following that, members of the BBI JU programme office team shared relevant information on participating in BBI JU’s 2017 Call for proposals, including the Call conditions and rules for participation, how to submit proposals and how these are evaluated, and finally tips and tricks to write a good BBI JU proposal.

In addition to plenty of informal networking during the breaks, BBI JU’s brokerage event during the afternoon gave attendees a formal opportunity to expand their contacts through pre-scheduled private meetings. During the afternoon more than 800 face-to-face meetings were scheduled through BBI JU's Partnering Platform.

In parallel to the plenary session and brokerage event, BBI JU invited nine different organisations with shared links and synergies to host InfoBooths and meet BBI JU stakeholders who were participating in the event. These InfoBooths offered visibility to some other important initiatives that are relevant and complementary to BBI JU’s own funding activities.

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 JU 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