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New BIC search tool for regional funding for bio-based projects: how to access it?BIC commissioned a research project on regional funding opportunities for bio-based projects. The main deliverable of this project is a BIC funding…

We strongly encourage European regions participating in the platform to contribute to the public consultation on SIRA 2030. A broader role for regions is envisaged in the next public-private partnership for the bio-based…

This new digital partnering platform to connect European regions and BIC members is now fully functional and has been launched internally amongst BIC industry members and European regions. Both industries and regions can begin…

This plaform has received express support from the CoR and "is in line with the position of the CoR which has been working on the bioeconomy, raising awareness and strengthening the local and regional dimension for the past years…

BIC represents more than 240 industry members including more than 40 large companies and 160 SMEs (of which 120 are represented by 17 SME Clusters). All direct BIC industry members i.e. large companies, SMEs and SME Cluster…

More than 45 European regions from across more than 20 countries are participating in the platform. A full list of participating regions can be consulted here.  

The Bio-based Industry Consortium's (BIC) bioeconomy platform is a digital, partnering platform where regions and industry can make contact based on mutual interest. The platform focuses on creating local value chains and access to finance, namely helping regions and industry bridge the gap between bio-based investment opportunities and financial incentives at regional level.

This is in line with the position of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) which has been working on the bioeconomy, raising awareness and strengthening the local and regional dimension for the past years. The CoR has also stated that platforms such as the Bio-Based Industries Consortium, able to maximise the potential of the findings and knowledge acquired and to combine local and regional initiatives, can promote bioeconomy processes effectively.

Benefits for European regions

  • Attract investments from the bio-based industry in new, local value chains
  • Highlight your region’s bio-based priorities, feedstocks, incentives for investment etc. & link up with S3 strategies
  • Use the platform’s search and filter functions to identify the right bio-based industry actors for your region’s projects
  • Make direct contact with new bio-based industry actors to discuss potential investment projects
  • Invitations to events tailored aimed at connecting bio-based industries and regions

Benefits for the bio-based industry

  • Access alternative sources of finance for highly ranked, but unsuccessful funding proposals e.g. flagship & demo
  • Highlight the types of markets sectors, feedstock use etc. you are targeting and attract the right regions for your investment needs
  • Use the platform’s search and filter functions to identify regions offering opportunities for bio-based investment & linked financial incentives
  • Make direct contact with new regional actors to discuss potential investment projects
  • Invitations to events tailored aimed at connecting bio-based industries and regions

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