The Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) is a €2 billion partnership between the European Union and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) that funds projects advancing competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe.
CBE JU is operating under the rules of Horizon Europe, the EU’s research and innovation programme, for the 2021-2031 period.
The partnership is building on the success of its predecessor, the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), while addressing the current challenges facing the industry.
CBE JU is established under Council regulation (EU) 2021/2085 of 19 November 2021 as an institutionalised European partnership between the European Union, represented by the European Commission, and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC).
CBE JU is the legal and universal successor of BBI JU in respect of all contracts, grant agreements and liabilities.
The CBE JU’s decision-making body is its Governing Board. The role of the CBE JU Programme Office, led by its Executive Director, is to ensure the implementation of the partnership.
CBE JU also has two advisory bodies – States’ Representatives Group and Scientific Committee – and Deployment Groups providing advice on specific issues.
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