BBI JU 2021 Synergy Label awarded to 12 proposals

29 September 2021

This year, the BBI JU has awarded its Synergy Label to 12 proposals submitted to the BBI JU Call 2020. These proposals had high enough scores to receive BBI JU funding but due to budget limits remained unfunded.

‘The recognition of the Synergy Label will help the selected proposals to boost their chances of receiving funding from other sources and lead to innovations that will advance the circular bioeconomy in Europe,’ said Philippe Mengal, BBI JU’s Executive Director on the occasion.

BBI JU’s partners the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF) and the European Investment Bank (EIB), will have the opportunity to explain their different funding schemes and how they could apply to the awarded proposals.

The 12 awarded proposal teams plan to work on a wide range of bio-based innovations, such as sustainable packaging solutions or climate neutral textile production processes.  As an example, the HOMCOMPACK proposal will research new bio-based packaging materials and develop a production technology that will enable a huge transformation in our consumption and recycling patterns. ‘HOMCOMPACK is a revolutionary chance for green packaging to be composted at every household’, commented Lidia García Quiles, the proposal coordinator.

On 30 September 2021, the awarded proposals will make a pitch presentation of their ideas and discuss funding opportunities in a webinar with the representatives of EBRD, ECBF and EIB.

More about the BBI JU 2021 Synergy Label awardees

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