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Apply for funding

Our way of advancing the European circular bioeconomy is by funding excellent projects. Discover how to apply for CBE JU funding under Horizon Europe.
What is next?

The launch of the first call for proposals requires that a number of legal and procedural steps be taken, for example adopting the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and the consultation of the advisory bodies.

Manage your project

Are you a beneficiary of a BBI JU-funded project? Find all the information you need to manage your project, including Horizon 2020 and BBI JU-specific rules, templates and guidelines.

Facts and figures

CBE JU is building on the success of its predecessor, the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU). Since 2014, this €3.7 billion partnership between the European Union and BIC has supported the European bio-based industries. Each euro of public money generated €2.8 of private investment.

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beneficiaries from 39 countries

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of beneficiaries are small businesses

Here's some news

  • The CBE JU founding partners, the European Commission and BIC, have set out the partnership’s priorities in the CBE JU Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for the 2022-2030 period. Delivery of innovative bio-based solutions will be the key priority of the partnership, along with a strong focus on the EU’s environmental goals and support to local economies. CBE JU will implement the SRIA via its annual work programmes.

  • The European Commission released the EU Bioeconomy Strategy progress report last week. The document recognises the central role of CBE JU and its predecessor, BBI JU, in deploying and strengthening the bio-based industries in Europe. The report qualifies the public-private partnerships as ‘the most ambitious research and innovation initiatives in the European bioeconomy.’ It also summarises the advancements in the European bioeconomy since 2018 and identifies the gaps for future action plans and initiatives.

  • Today CBE JU published its Annual Work Programme, including information about the 2022 call for project proposals. A total of €120 million will be dedicated to advance competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe across 12 topics. Discover more about the upcoming funding opportunities during the CBE JU Info Day and networking event on 7 June 2022.