Bioeconomy in the North is a network of ministries and funding agencies from Finland, Germany and Norway which coordinate their efforts to launch annual calls for R&D&I projects in the area of non-food / non-feed biomass resources exploitation. The network is a sustainable initiative funded in 2017 whose mission is to deepen the cooperation of researchers, to create critical mass, to generate synergies and to support R&D&I projects relevant for bioeconomy in the northern part of Europe. The primary scope of the initiative is to support “Research and innovation leading to new products and supply services from non-food / non-feed biomass resources relevant in Northern Europe”.
Projects in the frame of „Bioeconomy in the North“ should significantly contribute to at least one of the three following topics:
Forest Biomass Production
Lignocellulosic Biomass Conversion
Valorization and Governance Strategies and Policy Instruments for Sustainable Bioeconomy Development
The total budget for funding transnational research projects in the first call of BiN will be approximatively about 5.5 million €. There is no limit for maximal requested funding per project. Funding of the project partners is provided by the participating national programs according to their respective national regulations.
The first call will open on September 17th, 2018. The deadline for proposal submission will be January 17th, 2019 – 13:00 CET.