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First 21 CBE JU projects selected for funding

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The CBE JU Programme Office has concluded the evaluation of its first call for project proposals. 21 proposals have been selected to receive a total of nearly €120 million CBE JU funding. Grant agreements with the successful candidates are expected to be signed by the end of May 2023.

The first CBE JU call invited project proposals across 12 different topics, with the objective to advance competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe, as well as develop new circular and sustainable products and solutions for the market.

125 proposals were submitted to this call, requesting more than €600 million in funding. Based on the evaluation results and available CBE JU budget, 21 of them have been selected for funding: two innovation actions - flagships, eight innovation actions, ten research & innovation actions and one coordination & support action.

The successful applicants and the CBE JU Programme Office will now start preparing grant agreements to be signed by the end of May 2023 for a total amount of nearly €120 million. More information about the selected projects will be published following the grant agreement signature.

Independent evaluators from all over Europe selected from the Horizon Europe expert database supported the CBE JU Programme Office in the evaluation . We would like to thank all the experts for their commitment and professionalism that led to the timely successful completion of the evaluation.