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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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beneficiaries from 39 countries

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of beneficiaries are small businesses

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CBE JU is funding first-of-their-kind biorefineries and demonstration plants to help expand the European circular bio-based economy.

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    Join the CBE JU communicators network

    Are you in charge of communication in a BBI or CBE JU-funded project? Do you work for an organisation involved in such a project? Join the CBE JU communicators network to share best practice, boost your communications and collectively raise awareness about the important role of the bio-based sector in the sustainable future of Europe. 


    EUCYS 2023 bioeconomy winner announced

    Elisa Jääskeläinen won the EUCYS 2023 bioeconomy prize for her work on optimising the pre-treatment of cellulose nanocrystals. This prize is a visit to Brussels with CBE JU to present her project to representatives of the European institutions, EU, and national policymakers and stakeholders of the circular bio-based sector.