BBI: Bio Based Industries Initiative

BBI: Bio- Based Industries Initiative

The Bio-based Industries Initiative is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between the European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC). The PPP is an instrument to support industrial research and innovation, to overcome the innovation ‘valley of death’, the path from research to the marketplace. It encourages partnership with the private sector to fund and bring together the resources needed to address the challenges involved in commercialising major society-changing new technologies. The industry is organised in a Bio-based Industries Consortium. The Consortium currently brings together more than 60 European large and small companies, clusters and organisations across technology, industry, agriculture and forestry. They have all committed to invest in collaborative research, development and demonstration of bio-based technologies within the PPP.



• €3.7 Billion investment in Bio-based innovation from 2014-2020 (Horizon 2020):

o €975 Million of EU funds

o € 2.7 Billion of private investments


The Bio-Based Economy concept:




Feedstock: foster a sustainable biomass supply with increased productivity and building new supply chains 

Bio refineries: Optimize efficient processing through R&D and demonstrate their efficiency and economic viability at large-scale demo / flagship bi refineries. 

Markets, products and policies: develop markets for bio-based products and optimize policy frameworks.



The 2017 Call for proposals is now open!

The submission deadline will be  7/9/2017.

topics under this Call can be found in here, and also on the Participant Portal. 

Please note: Submission of proposals is only via the participant portal. 

Save the date!

BBI 2017 Infoday will be held on 28/4/2017 in Brussels.

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The Isreali BBI infoday will be held in ISERD offices, on 9/5/2017.

Info and registration:  





BBI Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA)


BBI webpage


BBI Partnering Platform

BBI Partnering is the online partnering system of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking. It allows stakeholders to search and target potential partners from a database of bio-based professionals from Europe and beyond. The partnering tool assists stakeholders in all their networking activities around the annual Calls for Proposals.

BBI 2016 Info day 


Watch Video Stream:




  Why Europe needs a public-private partnership for bio-based industries- Philippe Mengal, Executive Director, BBI JU
  Industry & European Commission perspectives BBI JU’s role in the overall EU bio-economy strategy alongside other initiatives -John Bell, Director of Bioeconomy, DG Research and Innovation, European C
  BBI JU’s impact on socio-economic benefits for Europe - Dirk Carrez, Executive Director, Bio-based Industries Consortium - See more at:
  The BBI JU 2016 Work Programme: BBI JU’s research priorities and novelties - Agata Pieniadz, Project Manager, BBI JU
  Information on proposal submission and evaluation Rules for participation, Call conditions and evaluation process -Elisa Tesselli, Project Manager, BBI JU
  Using the Horizon 2020 participant portal: from submission of proposals to evaluation - Polyvios Hadjiyiangou, Call Coordinator, BBI JU
  How to write a good BBI proposal - Dieter Brigitta, Project Manager, BBI JU
  Lessons learned from GREENLIGHT project - Peter Axegård, Vice-President -Bioeconomy Strategy, INNVENTIA
  BBI JU’s Partnering Platform – building your networks - Momme Velmede, Executive Director, pharmABC & BBI JU Partnering Platform tool - See more at:
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