National Info Day in Manchester, United Kingdom

02 May 2019
thestudio..., 51 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FN, United Kingdom

KTN is hosting an event on 2 May in Manchester to provide companies and research organisations with details of the 2019 BBI JU Call and opportunities for consortia building and proposal development.

Ana Ruiz, BBI JU Project Officer, will present the BBI JU initiative, Call for proposals 2019, its funding opportunities and evaluation methods. 

The morning session will highlight information about the BBI JU Call for proposals 2019 and the afternoon will be highly participative in support of consortia building and proposal development.

This free to attend event will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Identify and link with new partners across Europe
  • Join consortia forming around forthcoming 2019 topics
  • Discuss and refine your projects ideas with potential partners
  • Gather information on forthcoming 2019 topics

This event is aimed at companies and research organisations that are interested in European Support for Bio-based Industries (BBI) and who wish to work with European counterparts in collaborative research and innovation projects.

Who should attend

The event is suitable for anyone with an interest in participating in European projects in the forthcoming 2019 topics under the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking. The aim is to have a variety of prior experience in European projects represented, ranging from newcomers to coordinating EU projects on a regular basis.

Representatives from industry (small and large), academia, RTOs and other types of organisations with appropriate skills and expertise to address the forthcoming 2019 topics in BBI. Note, the number of spaces available for each type of organisation is limited and industry participation is encouraged in particular.

Delegates from all European Member States are encouraged to attend the event.

The number of spaces is limited and the organizers reserve the right to limit participation to one representative per organisation.

Confirmation of Registration

Due to limited spaces, the organizers will operate an Expression of Interest scheme: the organizers aim to confirm your space at the event within 10 working days from submission of your details.

In order to ensure adequate coverage of expertise, experience, type of organisation and geography, delegates will be selected according to their alignment with the topics covered by the event until all places are allocated.

Please note that the email address you provide during registration will be used to send you the results of the selection process and for all communication related to event. Please make sure this is an email account you have frequent access to and/or that the person who would like to attend is informed of event updates (in case different from the one who did the initial registration).

Registration will remain open until 25 April 2019 unless fully booked prior to that date.

Programme Overview (TBC)

  • 10:00 - Registration opens
  • 10:30 - Start of the event
  • Overview of BBI JU including structure and evaluation criteria of the 2019 BBI JU Call topics
  • The UK National Contact Point for BBI (Ian Holmes) will lead through the 2019 BBI JU topics covered and answer any questions you may have in relation to these topics.
  • Paul Henderson (BEIS) will be discussing the UK Bioeconomy Strategy
  • Success Story. Hear an industrial perspective on being successful in obtaining BBI JU support.
  • An evaluator’s view will provide you with guidance on dos and dont’s for proposal preparation.
  • Flash delegate introduction. Profile yourself and make new contacts for future collaborative activities.
  • Proposal Workshop Session (in groups*). Brainstorming activities between potential partners on proposal ideas for the forthcoming topics covered by the event. At session end each group is invited to present and discuss progress made.
  • Opportunity for informal networking during coffee and lunch breaks staggered throughout the day.
  • Close at 16:30.

During the workshop

You will be assigned a working group based on the information you during registration. The organizers endeavour to match you with other partners with similar interests in order to get the most value from the collaboration. The working groups are potentially the starting point to a consortium – a REAL consortium. You may swap working groups if you realise that your expertise/interest is more in line with another group/call topic.