Call for proposals 2020

Call identifier: H2020-BBI-JTI-2020

This call is closed.

The BBI JU Programme Office has concluded the evaluation of project proposals. 18 proposals have been selected to receive a total of €104.6 million BBI JU funding. Grant agreements with the successful candidates are expected to be  signed by May 2021.

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More information about the number of proposals and requested funding per topic.


The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is responsible for the implementation of open Call for proposals for Research and Innovation Actions (RIAs), Innovation Actions (IAs - DEMOs and FLAGs) and Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs), in line with the Horizon 2020 rules for participation. 

Highlights of Call 2020

  • This is the seventh BBI JU call since 2014
  • 4 strategic orientations: Feedstock, Process, Products, and Market uptake
  • Indicative budget: €102 million (the call budget may be topped up by unused BBI JU appropriations from previous years within the limit set in the call budget flexibility)
  • 16 topics: 5 RIAs, 4 CSAs, 4 DEMOs, 3 FLAGs
  • Estimated value of the in-kind contributions by the members other than the Union or their constituent entities (BIC): minimum €49 million

Call timing (tentative)

  • Publication of topic texts (via the Annual Work Plan 2020): December 2019
  • Call opening: 15 April 2020
  • Call closure: 3 September 2020, 17:00 CET
  • Proposal evaluations: October – November 2020
  • Results sent to applicants: January 2021

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