Connecting European regions & industry

Since its foundation, BIC cooperates and connects with regions in various ways and given the importance of regions to foster the bioeconomy. A BIC key objective is to bridge the gap between bio-based investment opportunities and financial incentives at regional level. 

In key milestone in reaching that objective, BIC launched a new platform to better connect industry members with European regions. The digital platform focuses on creating local value chains and access to finance, helping regions and industry to make contact based on mutual interest. 

In order to ensure complementarity and synergies with the BIC regional platform, BIC commissioned a research project on the regional funding opportunities for bio-based projects. An added value of the database is also to facilitate peer learning and policy exchange between the regional members of the bioeconomy platform. 

The main deliverable of this project is the new BIC funding database for (initially) 35 regions. To access the database, we make now available a search tool for funding opportunities.

Marco Rupp
Marco Rupp
Innovation & Programming

Benefits for the European regions

New Investment

Attract investments from the bio-based industry in new, local value chains


Highlight your region’s bio-based priorities, feedstocks, incentives for investment etc. & link up with S3 strategies

Search Portal

Use the platform’s search and filter functions to identify the right bio-based industry actors for your region’s projects


Make direct contact with new bio-based industry actors to discuss potential investment projects

VIP Invite

Invitations to events tailored aimed at connecting bio-based industries and regions

Join the Regional funding Platform

Benefits for the bio-based industry

Bio Finance

Access alternative sources of finance for highly ranked, but unsuccessful funding proposals e.g. flagship & demo

Market Segament

Highlight the types of markets sectors, feedstock use etc. you are targeting and attract the right regions for your investment needs

Search Regional

Use the platform’s search and filter functions to identify regions offering opportunities for bio-based investment & linked financial incentives

Investment talks

Make direct contact with new regional actors to discuss potential investment projects