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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.

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.

Collaborate

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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163

projects

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1198

beneficiaries from 39 countries

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39%

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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Here's some news

  • Call 2024 Info Day

    Register for the CBE JU Info Day 2024

    The in-person event will take place on 23 April 2024 in the Charlemagne building in Brussels and will also be streamed online. Join the info day to find out more about the CBE JU 2024 call for project proposals and meet other potential applicants.

  • Executive Director Nicoló Giacomuzzi-Moore

    Letter to the CBE JU community

    Nicoló Giacomuzzi-Moore was appointed Executive Director of the Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking.

  • Call 2023

    30 innovative projects selected for CBE JU funding

    The CBE JU Programme Office has concluded the evaluation of the 2023 call for project proposals. 30 proposals have been selected to receive a total of nearly €215.5 million CBE JU funding. Grant agreements with the successful candidates are expected to be signed before the end of May 2024. 

  • #CBESF23

    What next for the European bio-based sector: CBESF23 in retrospect

    The first CBE JU Stakeholder Forum (CBESF23), which took place on 6-7 December 2023, lived up to its promise of providing a platform for thought-provoking discussions on the future of the European bio-based sector, showcasing cutting-edge technologies, and inspiring actionable solutions. The event highlighted the latest advancements in the bio-based sector, sustainable practices, and their impact on the European and global landscape. Let’s look back at the event’s main conclusions and takeaways.

  • Call 2024 Call for proposals

    2024 CBE JU funding priorities announced

    CBE JU has published its Annual Work Programme for 2024, including information about the next call for project proposals. €213 million will be dedicated to advancing competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe across 18 topics.