12 April 2019 to 13 April 2019
European Commission, Alcide de Gasperi room, Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels

On 12 April 2019, BBI JU organised its sixth Info Day in Brussels, following the official launch of the 2019 Call for proposals.

This year’s event broke all our previous Info Day records: we had more than 700 registrations, more than 1400 connections via web-streaming and participants coming from 37 different countries.

The morning sessions provided information about the BBI JU initiative and all aspects of the Call process. Details of the 2019 Call topics as well as more information on the event are available on the BBI JU website.

In addition to plenty of informal networking during the breaks, the afternoon provided an opportunity for participants to hold face-to-face meetings using the professional/corporate profile in the BBI JU Partnering Platform. During the afternoon more than 800 face-to-face meetings took place.

Throughout the day, the BBI JU's Programme Office staff was also available to answer questions about the Call process and procedure. The participants had also the opportunity to speak to representatives from BBI JU's founding partners and Member States as well as exchange views with entities in synergy with BBI JU: European Commission (DG EnvironmentBlue Bioeconomy Forum (DG MARE)Research Enquiry Service (RES), Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME)), Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC)BioHorizon National Contact Points (NCPs), Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).


video recording of the event is available. Watch the 2019 BBI JU Info Day.

Download the full Agenda.

Dowload the Call for proposals 2019 brochure.


PRESENTATIONS (pdf version)

SESSION 1 – Keynote Speeches

BBI JU: the game changer in Europe's bio-based sector - MEP Lambert van Nistelrooij, European Parliament (no presentation slides)

Bio-based industries role in the global development of Bioeconomy - John Bell, Director for Bioeconomy, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission (no presentation slides)

BBI JU JU as a spearhead initiative mobilising private investment Alex Michine, CEO, Metgen & Member of Board of Directors of Bio-based Industries Consortium

SESSION 2 – The BBI JU 2019 Work Programme

BBI JU: a high-impact initiative structuring the EU bio-based industries  – Philippe Mengal, Executive Director, BBI JU

BBI JU’s research priorities and novelties – Eleni Zika, Head of Programme, BBI JU

SESSION 3 – Information on proposal submission and evaluation

Call management rules and conditions – Thomas Vyzikas, Project Officer, BBI JU

Submission and evaluation of proposals - Paloma Mallorquin, Project Officer, BBI JU

How to write a good BBI JU proposal - Polyvios Hadjiyiangou, Call Coordinator, BBI JU

BBI JU’s Partnering Platform – building your networks - Momme Velmede, BBI JU Partnering Platform