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TOPIC : Establish cooperation and partnership with brand owners and consumer representatives to improve the market access of sustainable bio-based products

Topic identifier: BBI.2017.S1
Publication date: 11 April 2017

Types of action: BBI-CSA Bio-based Industries Coordination and Support action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
11 April 2017
Deadline: 07 September 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020 H2020 website
Pillar: Societal Challenges
Work Programme Year: H2020-JTI-BBI-2017
Work Programme Part: BBI Work Plan 2017
Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

The implementation of bioeconomy solutions and related value chains on large scale depends heavily on the market acceptance of bio-based products. The fact that the price of bio-based products generally tends to be higher than the relevant fossil-based counterparts is still hindering the widespread take-up of these products. In addition to developing more features and better performance for the bio-based products and justifying a potentially premium price, the bio-based industry also needs to further increase consumers’ and brand owners’ awareness of the sustainability of bio-based products.

Whereas Topic BBI 2016.S31 set out to build a ‘think and do’ platform to increase mutual knowledge of possibilities and opportunities between producers and potential users of bio-based products, this topic focuses on involving brand owners and consumer representatives in the ‘targeting’ of bio-based value chains. The aim is to deliver products for relevant and necessary applications in consumer markets.

The specific challenge is to provide routes and means to increase cooperation and partnership between the different actors to achieve the market uptake of bio-based products. Industry should cooperate with brand owners and consumer representatives since they have a strategic role in better understanding market behaviours and needs. Meeting this challenge will also accelerate the crossing of the ‘valley of death’ from the research phase to commercialisation of a new product.

1 http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/bbi-2016-s03.html

Scope:

Proposals should develop the structure and procedures for and implement the cooperation of the bio-based industry and brand owners and consumers to incorporate their knowledge and expertise on market changes and trends. The aim would be to increase market acceptance of bio-based products.

Proposals should seek complementarity with the projects funded under other topics1,2 to avoid overlap and promote synergies.

Proposals should also involve other stakeholders who could accelerate the marketability and public acceptance of bio-based products through new policies and strategies, for example local communities, local authorities, and other industrial actors.

The industry should actively participate to help prove the benefits of the project results to the full bio-based sector.

Work should also build upon existing standardisation documents and allow for the necessary pre-and co-normative research for the development of new standardisation documents and validated approaches, including B2B and B2C communication.

Indicative funding: It is considered that proposals requesting a contribution of maximally EUR 1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.

1 For example BBI.S2 – Communication and awareness (2015); https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/bbi.s2-2015.html

2 For example BB-05-2017 – Bio-based products: Mobilisation and mutual learning action plan; https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/bb-05-2017.html

Expected Impact:
  • contribute to KPI 1: create at least 2 new cross-sector interconnections in bio-based economy clusters;
  • higher brand owners’ involvement in and commitment to the bioeconomy, increasing the marketability of bio-based products;
  • higher consumer awareness of sustainability and of the opportunities associated with bio-based products with better features and improved performance compared with the relevant fossil-based counterparts.
Cross-cutting Priorities:

Cross-cutting Key-Enabling Technologies (KETs)
Socio-economic science and humanities

Topic conditions and documents

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  1.  List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the H2020 Work Programme.
     
  2.  Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the H2020 Work Programme.

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
     
  3.  Evaluation

    3.1 Evaluation criteria, scoring and threshold:
    described in part H of the General Annexes of the H2020 Work Programme, with the exceptions described in part 2.9.8 of the BBI JU Work Plan.

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guidance on the submission and evaluation process in the Online Manual and the BBI JU Calls - Guide for applicants (RIA-IA-CSA).


  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement: 

    Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.
     
  5. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms:

    BBI Research and Innovation Action (BBI-RIA)

    Specific provisions and funding rates: described in 2.9.6 of the BBI JU Annual Work Plan.
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    BBI JU Multi-beneficiary Model Grant Agreement (Annex 2 and Annex 4)
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

    BBI Innovation Action Demonstration (BBI-IA-DEMO)
    and BBI Innovation Action Flagship (BBI-IA-FLAG)


    Specific provisions and funding rates: described in 2.9.6 of the BBI JU Annual Work Plan.
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form (FLAG)
    Standard evaluation form (DEMO)
    BBI JU Multi-beneficiary Model Grant Agreement (Annex 2 and Annex 4)
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

    BBI Coordination and Support Action (BBI-CSA)

    Specific provisions and funding rates: described in 2.9.6 of the BBI JU Annual Work Plan.
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    BBI JU Multi-beneficiary Model Grant Agreement (Annex 2 and Annex 4)
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement
     
  6. Additional provisions:

    Technology readiness levels (TRL) apply.
     
  7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
     
  8. Additional documents

    BBI JU Work Plan
    BBI JU Scientific Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA)
    Horizon 2020 Rulesfor participation
    BBI JU Derogation to H2020 Rules for Participation
    BBI JU Regulation of establishment
    Horizon 2020 Regulation of Establishment
    Horizon 2020 Specific Programme
    BBI JU – FAQs for Call 2017

 

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