Research & Innovation - Participant Portal

Search

TOPIC : The regional dimension of bio-based industries

Topic identifier: BB-06-2016
Publication date: 14 October 2015

Types of action: CSA Coordination and support action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
27 October 2015
Deadline: 17 February 2016 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020 H2020 website
Pillar: Societal Challenges
Work Programme Year: H2020-2016-2017
Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

Regions may play a key role in the establishment of bio-based industries by providing a favourable business environment and the necessary political framework. Few regions in Europe are in the process of building successful "bio-based industries" demonstrator case studies. Those that do exist are largely in the regions with established industries (chemical, energy, pulp and paper, etc.).

Strategies and implementing modalities should be shared in particular with regions that have as yet unexploited biomass or waste resources so as to widen participation of countries, fully exploit the potentials of the bio-based economy in Europe and contribute to rural and coastal renaissance. Bio-based industries and products offer new opportunities for regional and local actors using alternative resources and maximising possibilities for agricultural, forest and urban waste to be valorised. Development of synergies with the regional innovation strategies for the bio-based economy will boost the competitiveness of the region and its stakeholders on a national, European and international level. Local actors may equally attract investments from other partners for establishing a favourable bio-based "ecosystem".

Scope:

Proposals will create a stakeholder platform of regional and local organisations (regional authorities or mandated agencies or clusters) interested in developing ambitious strategies in support of bio-based products/industries, with the aim to attract new investments in industrial projects. Building on the "model demonstrator regions", successful case studies shall be shared and transposed to other interested European regions. Industries, regions and investors should be brought together to establish an efficient dialogue between actors so that demand and supply can be aligned, establishing best practices and examples that can be followed by others.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude the submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

To widen the participation of countries developing regional bio-based strategies, proposals will have to:

  • constitute effective networks of stakeholders – local and industrial- for the implementation of concrete projects along the value chains of products to be used as demonstrators;
  • identify new opportunities at regional and local level and define mechanisms, tools, approaches, examples of good practice, guidelines, and further actions that may facilitate joint and/or complementary investments in research and innovation in the field of bio-based products.
Cross-cutting Priorities:

Socio-economic science and humanities

Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.
 

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
    Note also that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects (follow the links to China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan).

     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme
    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.

     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme
    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process

          
  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.

    Information on the outcome of two-stage evaluation:
          For stage 1: maximum 3 months from the deadline for submission.
          For stage 2: 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 for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    Coordination and Supporting Actons:

6.Additional provisions:

Horizon 2020 budget flexibility


Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.

Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions 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. This topic participates per default in the open access to research data pilot which aims to improve and maximise access to and re-use of research data generated by projects:

  • The pilot applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available for open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management Plan (to be provided within six months after the project start).
  • Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they are part of the Pilot, and will not be penalised for opting out of the Pilot.
  • Projects can at any stage opt-out of the pilot.
  • The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement
  • Further information on the Open Research Data Pilot is made available in the H2020 Online Manual.
     

8. Additional documents

 

Submission Service

No submission system is open for this topic.

Get support

H2020 Online Manual your online guide on the procedures from proposal submission to managing your grant.

Participant Portal FAQ – Submission of proposals.

National Contact Points (NCP) - 
contact your NCP for further assistance.

Research Enquiry Service
– ask questions about any aspect of European research in general and the EU Research Framework Programmes in particular.

IT Helpdesk- contact the Participant Portal IT helpdesk for questions such as forgotten passwords, access rights and roles, technical aspects of submission of proposals, etc.

Ethics – for compliance with ethical issues, see the Participant Portal and Science and Society Portal

European IPR Helpdesk
assists you on intellectual property issues

Partner Search Services
help you find a partner organisation for your proposal

IMI Partner Search Tool
helps you find a partner organisation for your proposal