Synergy Label Award Ceremony

06 October 2020

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On 6 October, during the online Synergy Label Award Ceremony open event, BBI JU awarded the Synergy Label to nine project proposals from the 2019 Call for proposals. Watch the recording and discover the awarded project proposals. 

These are proposals that had high enough scores to receive funding but did not get it due to budget limits. This was an excellent opportunity to learn about the possible funding sources available after submitting a project proposal to a BBI JU call for proposals. With the Synergy Label recognition, BBI JU aims to boost funding opportunities for these projects and help to advance the green recovery. 

In this award ceremony, web-streamed via BBI JU Youtube and Twitter channels, several funding organisations that have partnered with BBI JU via Memoranda of Understanding presented additional funding opportunities. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF) explained how these proposals may apply for their funding schemes, through the recognition given by this label. The awarded proposals also had the chance to make a pitch presentation about their projects plans and the impact of potential additional funding sources.

The BBI JU Synergy Label is a pilot initiative that recognises the value and excellence of Innovation Actions (Demonstration Actions and Flagship Actions) proposals submitted to the BBI JU Call for proposals and qualified above the quality threshold. The label recognises the excellence of these proposals and boosts the reputation of the applicant organisations, thus making easier their access to alternative funding sources (programmes at the EU, Member State or regional level, international funds, etc.). 

This year, the BBI JU Synergy Label was awarded to nine proposals from the 2019 Call for proposals: AlgaeCoop, BIOSUSTAIN, BLOOM, FUNgredients, GIANT, NutWAVE, RAWHEALTHURE, RISING and Up4Value.

More info about the BBI Synergy Label can be found here.

More info about the projects awarded in 2020 can be found here.