Funding spotlight: €213M Horizon Europe partnership call for bio-based innovation

30 Apr 2024 | News

Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking will fund research and demonstrator projects in textiles, chemicals and food industries

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Horizon Europe’s Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) has just opened its big call for proposals for the year, with €213 million to be distributed to innovation, research and support projects across 18 topics.

The calls, open from 24 April to 18 September, cover a range of innovations, such as turning vegetable oil into new products, using microalgae as feedstock and applying engineering biology to generate bio-based chemicals and materials.

It’s a chance for those working on bio-based innovations to get their ideas to the next level, edging towards demonstrator projects and closer to the market.

And it’s an important year in strategic terms for the €2 billion joint undertaking. “The ground we are setting…