December 21, 2017

BBI JU Stakeholder Forum brings bioeconomy stakeholders together

The BioBased Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Stakeholder Forum and project exhibition held on 7 December 2017 in Brussels, illustrated some important drivers and trends for the biobased economy in Europe today.  In the sessions, both European Commission representatives as well as private stakeholders stressed the importance of an innovative bioeconomy in Europe. Estimates showed […]

December 8, 2017

BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2017

Registration is now open for the BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2017 The BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2017 will gather together stakeholders from across every aspect of the bio-based economy to discuss how the BBI JU programme can further contribute to the development of bio-based industries across Europe. Stakeholders are high-level decision makers and policy influencers, drawn from academia, C-level […]

September 14, 2017

Have your say on the BBI JU’s implementation

The European Commission has opened a public consultation to collect views and opinions on the implementation of the Join Undertakings (JUs) under Horizon 2020 for the period 2014-2016. Participation of all FTP stakeholders is strongly encouraged, particularly to highlight the positive outcomes of the Bio-Based Industries Public-Private Partnership (BBI JU) and the sector’s interest to […]

Registration open for the BBI Info Day

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has opened registration for its Info Day and Brokerage Event taking place on 28 April 2017, in Brussels.  The aim of the event is to bring together potential participants interested in the BBI JU 2017 Calls for proposals, including SMEs and representatives from large industry and academia.  The […]

September 13, 2017

Impact matters for success in the competitive Calls of the BBI JU Call 2017

During the BBI InfoDay and Brokerage Event that took place in Brussels on 28 April 2017, the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) delivered a strong message on the increasing importance of describing the impact of research proposals submitted in the competitive Calls of the BBI JU Call 2017. Providing convincing statements to explain how […]

The BBI JU Call 2017 will release € 81 million of funding for the European biobased industries

The BBI JU Call 2017 of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) features several topics relevant for the forest-based sector, falling under the areas of the FTP Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.  Out of 16 topics covering all possible types of actions, FTP has identified topics that address activities within ‘Integrated biorefinery concepts’ (RIA […]

BIC launches new roadmap to develop Europe’s circular bioeconomy

To help build a resource-efficient, circular and biobased economy, the Biobased Industries Consortium (BIC) has announced its new Strategic and Research Agenda (SIRA). The SIRA identifies the activities needed to speed up the development of sustainable and competitive biobased industries in Europe. The updated SIRA addresses the technological and innovation challenges facing the biobased industries, takes […]

The bioeconomy age no longer science fiction

Lignin, nanocellulose, cross-laminated timber, biochemicals, biofuels, wood-based packaging, forest fibre textiles and countless materials and products of biological origin, particularly from forests, can replace a range of fossil fuel and non-renewable materials; these products can also have enhanced energy efficiency or environmental performance. To assume that these biobased materials and products will trigger a paradigm […]

European Bioeconomy Panel reaches consensus on draft Bioeconomy Manifesto

Amendments proposed by FTP helped to untangle the last critical issues in the draft Bioeconomy Manifesto under preparation by the members of the European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel during the Panel’s two-day meeting held on 6-7 July 2017. With this break-through, a signing of the Bioeconomy Stakeholders Manifesto is within reach.  “A European Bioeconomy Manifesto will […]

Register for the Bioeconomy Communication Workshop

Bio, what else? How to spread the word about the bioeconomy  Are you passionate about the bioeconomy? Do you want to polish up your skills and learn how to better communicate about the bioeconomy? In this workshop organised as part of the umbrella event, European Biotech Week, you will discover how to create compelling stories, […]