CBE-JU 2023: Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking

The annual work programme and budget for the CBE JU 2022 has been released. CBE JU is a €2 billion public-private partnership between the European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) for the period of 2021-2031. A total of 12 call topics have been released for the fall deadline in 2023. CBE JU is building on the previous success of BBI JU (2014-2020), where SMEs played a key role (40% participation). Today, the European bio-based industry sector is worth €700 billion.

“Advancing the circular bio-based innovations across Europe for a sustainable future”



CBE JU 2023 Summary

Programme period: 2021-2031

Total programme budget: €2 billion

Total budget for the first call: €120M

First call deadline: 20 September 2023

TRL: 3-8 (depending on type of action)

Subsidy: €3M – 14M

Funding rate: 60-100% (indirect costs: 25% flat rate)

Consortium composition:

  • At least one independent legal entity established in a Member State, and
  • At least two other independent legal entities each established either in a different Member State or an Associated Country.

Proposal length: RIA max. 45 pages

IAs: max. 70 pages



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