The BBI JU Synergy Label
The BBI JU Synergy Label is a pilot initiative that recognises the value and excellence of Innovation Actions (IAs) proposals submitted to the BBI JU calls for proposals and qualified above the quality threshold.
The BBI JU Synergy Label is awarded to BBI JU proposals that were deemed to deserve funding but did not receive it due to budget limits. The BBI JU Synergy Label supports the search for alternative funding. This recognition should improve the reputation and recognition of the organisations participating in the proposals and facilitate the search by the consortia for an alternative source of funding provided by EU funding organisations, EU member states and regions or other possible funding organisations.
The first BBI JU Synergy Label awardees are projects from the reserve list of the H2020-BBIJTI-2018 Call and can be found here.
The second BBI JU Synergy Label awardees are projects from the reserve list of the H2020-BBJTI-2019 Call and can be found here.
The role of BBI JU in this pilot initiative
The role of the BBI JU for the Synergy Label pilot initiative will be limited to the award of the label, dissemination of the initiative and guidance to the awarded proposals towards the main contacts in the respective relevant funding organisations.
Dissemination and communication activities will ensure that EU funding organisations, as well as EU member states and regions, are informed about the BBI JU Synergy Label.
BBI JU is currently working with different funding organisations to ensure the recognition of the proposals awarded with the BBI JU Synergy Label Pilot. Through the Synergy Label, BBI JU will support proposals in exploring for an alternative source of funding such as the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), thematic investment platforms and also instruments offered by national, regional and/or local development agencies.
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