The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) calls for a continued partnership with the European Commission under the new EU Research & Innovation Framework programme (FP9).
BIC asks for a continuation of the current BBI JU (a “BBI 2.0.”) because:
1. Funding from the BBI JU is crucial in order to turn research into innovation and deployment in Europeand thus to develop a competitive European bioeconomy.
2. BBI JU brings together different sectors and entire value chains, mobilising the relevant stakeholders, ranging from SMEs to large companies, from resource & technology providers to brand owners.