Why the EU supports bioeconomy research and innovation
The bioeconomy means using renewable biological resources from land and sea, like crops, forests, fish, animals and micro-organisms to produce food, materials and energy.
Stronger development of the bioeconomy will help the EU accelerate progress towards a circular and low-carbon economy.
It will help modernise and strengthen the EU industrial base, creating new value chains and greener, more cost-effective industrial processes, while protecting biodiversity and the environment.
More about the EU's bioeconomy strategy and action plan
As action under the 2018 EU Bioeconomy Strategy, a study on bioeconomy education, training and skills has been launched in June 2021. The findings of this study will be published in Summer 2022.
Calls for proposal on bioeconomy-related themes in Horizon Europe and information on the work programme.
Bioeconomy research related calls can be found in national rural development programmes, European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, Cohesion Fund for renewable energy projects, European Regional Development Fund for smart specialisation.
Funding supporting the deployment of biobased solutions in carbon intensive sectors.
The LIFE Programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action.
Projects and results
The Commission's primary portal for information about EU-funded research projects and their results.
Stories of particularly successful EU-funded research projects
Latest news, interviews and features about thought-provoking science and innovative research projects funded by the EU.
Access to real-time programme data with the ability to filter by country, region, theme and more.
Platform where framework programme participants present their results for you to search, contact their owners, and form partnerships.
Thematic collections of innovative EU-funded research results in the bioeconomy field.
Collaboration and jobs
Find partners for open EU calls for proposal.
Partnerships with EU countries on bioeconomy related issues.
International cooperation in bioeconomy research and innovation to help tackle global challenges.
Researcher jobs in related fields.
Scientific publications, tools and databases
Platform supporting policy making by bringing together knowledge on the bioeconomy from a wide range of scientific disciplines and sources.
an overview of the research performed by the JRC in 10 science areas
Online library of official EU bioeconomy publications
Single point of access to open data produced by the EU institutions - all data is free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes.
You can access open scientific publications from Horizon 2020 via OpenAIRE.
Access to marine and maritime data in Europe.
Achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal requires a circular and sustainable bioeconomy. Research and innovation (R&I) plays an essential role in enabling and accelerating this transition, unlocking new ways of producing and consuming that respect planetary boundaries and life on earth.
The European Commission will present the concept of Regional Innovation Valleys for Bioeconomy and Food Systems in the Agricultural University of Plovdiv (Bulgaria) in a physical event which will be web streamed.
The European Commission will present the concept of Regional Innovation Valleys for Bioeconomy and Food Systems in the Agricultural University of Plovdiv in Bulgaria on 13 October 2023.
Call for expressions of interest: Become a satellite event at the Bioeconomy Changemakers Festival 2024
The European Commission is launching a call to organise satellite events during the Bioeconomy Changemakers Festival, which is taking place from 11 to 17 March 2024.
The Horizon Europe Cluster 6 2024 calls for proposals, will open on 17 October 2023 with a deadline for submission end of February 2024. This Work Programme includes 75 new topics proposing over EUR 890 million of EU funding to support the best actions