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Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC): European funding line for the transition towards more sustainability

With a total of at least two billion euros, the public-private partnership "Circular Bio-based Europe" (CBE Joint Undertaking) will continue to promote the implementation of the bioeconomy in Europe. BIOPRO is a full member of BIC and currently represents nine Baden-Württemberg companies. BIOPRO is ready to represent more SMEs from Baden-Württemberg in this consortium.

CBE is part of the European Commission's Horizon Europe programme (2021-2027) and provides €1 billion in EU funding in addition to private-sector funding of at least €1 billion to enable the transition to a petrol-free era. The goal is not only to replace petrol, but also to establish a society and an economy that focuses on the sustainable use of resources while protecting the environment. The initiative, which brings together partners from a broad range of different industry sectors, covers the entire value creation chain with the aim of connecting previously unconnected sectors.

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) is an organisation that has already brought together approximately 450 small- and medium-sized companies, clusters and R&D organisations in Europe.

BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH is a full member of BIC with the right to vote, thereby giving the small- and medium-sized companies (SME) it represents the full benefits of CBE. BIOPRO currently represents nine German companies (BARK CLOTH_europe, Chemie-Technik GmbH, FOUR MOTORS GmbH, Insilico Biotechnology AG, k-labor GmbH, Novis GmbH, spek DESIGN GbR, Subitec GmbH and TECNARO GmbH).

How to join BIC

Full membership of Bio-based Industries Consortium is possible through BIC membership or companies can opt for representation through BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg.

BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg is interested in representing several more small- and medium-sized companies from Baden-Württemberg. If you are interested in joining BBI through BIOPRO and if your SME complies with the definition set out by the European Commission, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Website address: https://www.bio-pro.de/en/projects/bioeconomy/bic