Bio-Based Industries Consortium opens public consultation on new research agenda

The Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC) invites stakeholders and society for a public consultation on the new draft strategic agenda for research and innovation for 2030 (SIRA2030).

The emerging bio-based industries sector, coordinated by the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), is cooperating with the European Commission to create a new public-private partnership under Horizon Europe. The objective is to build on and expand on the achievements of the existing Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU).

The SIRA2030 sets out the main technological and innovation challenges to establish a sustainable and competitive bio-based industry in Europe:

  • Creating new business models to integrate strategic partners: primary and market sectors.
  • Accelerating the commercialisation of sustainable solutions in a circular bioeconomy.
  • Establishing carbon-neutral operations to mitigate climate change.
  • Establishing new purchasing and consumption patterns for a circular bio-society.

It also reflects the Vision ‘The circular bio-society in 2050’ and forms the basis for the new PPP. The SIRA2030 is a roadmap towards realising the ambitions of that Vision with milestones for 2030.

The consultation is open until 30th April. More information about the consultation can be found here.

Source: Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC)