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

Prepare your proposal

CBE JU launches annual calls for project proposals under Horizon Europe research and innovation programme. Our open innovation approach welcomes all actors - from farmers to research centres and universities, from small businesses to large industries - to develop a competitive bioeconomy in Europe.


The networking platform is where you identify the partners of your potential project proposal. We organise it around the call for proposals to help you build your network of people interested in the same topics.

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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Here's some news

  • call 2022 CBE JU bioeconomy funding opportunities

    First CBE JU call attracts 125 project proposals

    23 September 2022

    The CBE JU Programme Office has received 125 project proposals by the 22 September deadline for the 2022 call. Applicants have requested over €600 million in CBE JU funding, against the indicative call budget of €120 million. 

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    Nicoló Giacomuzzi-Moore appointed CBE JU’s Executive Director ad interim

    01 September 2022

    CBE JU Governing Board has appointed Nicoló Giacomuzzi-Moore as the joint undertaking’s Executive Director ad interim. Today Nicoló is taking up his new responsibilities from Philippe Mengal who left CBE JU on 31 August. Under Nicoló’s leadership the CBE JU team will continue delivering on its mission by concluding the first call for project proposals and addressing the priorities of the partnership’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.

  • biodiversity bioeconomy bio-based product European Commission

    Safeguarding Europe’s biodiversity: CBE JU-funded projects support EU’s sustainability targets

    23 June 2022

    The European Commission published yesterday new rules to reduce the use of chemical pesticides and a legally binding nature restoration law with the aim of restoring damaged ecosystems and bringing back nature across Europe. Since 2014, CBE JU has been supporting projects working on bio-based solutions for sustainable farming that contribute to the goals of these legislative documents.