This third Call for Proposals provides up to €189 million of new funding for the European bio-based industries, researchers and entrepreneurs across a broad range of 27 new topics, including two new flagship topics. The 2016 Call encourages collaboration through partnerships that cut across traditional industry boundaries.
More information on the 2016 Call for proposals, including the 2016 Annual Work Plan which contains the individual topic descriptions and details of how to apply, can be found on the BBI JU website.
The 2016 call for proposals was officially launched on 19 April 2016, ahead of BBI JU’s Open Info Day & brokerage event on 21 April 2016. More information about this event, including presentations and a video stream, is available on the BBI JU website
4% Project Contribution
The consortium of successful proposals will be requested by BIC (Bio-based Industries Consortium) to pay a project contribution equal to 4% of the approved BBI JU grant amount for the project.
As per the Council Regulation No 560/2014 of 6 May 2014 establishing the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, the BBI Programme Office is to be financed equally by the Commission and BIC, and the PPCA (Protected Project Contribution Account) is the mechanism that has been put in place by BIC to finance this BBI Programme Office. Since BBI calls are OPEN to all participants whether they are BIC or non-BIC members and as part of the sector’s collective responsibility, all project participants are to contribute equally and fairly to the Programme Office’s running costs.
This PPCA FAQ document outlines all major PPCA aspects that can be circulated to project consortium members.