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The 2017 call is the fourth in a total of seven Calls between 2014 and 2020.


  • Since: Apr 11, 2017
  • Deadline: Sep 07, 2017

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Post Date: Apr 18, 2017

The call is an joint initiative from a public-private partnership between the European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC). 

Operating under Horizon 2020, the call is driven by the Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA), published in March 2013.

The European Union is represented by the European Commission (EC). BIC is a non-profit organisation that was created to represent the industry group that supports the BBI JU. Its members cover the entire bio-based value chain and consist of large industries, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), regional clusters, European trade associations, and European Technology Platforms.

The AWP 2017 will refocus on the need to better integrate biomass feedstock suppliers on the front end of the chain to create a demand for biomass feedstock from biorefining processes. Similarly, the AWP will stimulate the formation of partnerships with end market actors to create a ‘market pull’ for bio-based products for identified applications. As initiated in the Annual Work Plan (AWP) 2016, the AWP 2017 moves away from a strict biomass feedstock ‘push’ based on the traditional value chains, towards a demand for biomass to enable processing to respond adequately to a ‘pull’ from the end markets.

The open call has 4 strategic orientations (Feedstock, Process, Products, and Market uptake) and 16 topics (7 RIA, 5 IA-DEMO, 2 IA-Flag, 2 CSA) with indicative budget of 81 M €.

Access to the call text here!

Source: H2020 | Topic: BIO BASED INDUSTRIES PPP | Scientific field: Bioeconomy, Energy