The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is a Public-Private Partnership between the EU Commission and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC). The BBI JU is driven by the Vision and Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA), aiming to reduce Europe’s dependency on fossil-based products, help meet climate change targets, and lead to greener growth. The BBI JU is responsible for the implementation of open Call for proposals in line with the European Commission’s rules. In its first years the BBI JU has funded over 120 bio-based innovation projects, involving close to 1000 beneficiaries from 37 EU Member States and Associated Countries. The European Forest Institute and the BBI JU have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in October 2020, with the aim of supporting a science-informed dialogue and actions to advance towards a sustainable bioeconomy in Europe.
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