Collaborate and Innovate Grant Fund

Collaborate and Innovate Grant Fund

The collaborate and innovate grant fund provides funding to support innovative collaborations and consortium building initiatives within the BBNet remit. The funding available can cover the associated costs of planning or ideation meetings, or specialist technical or subject specific workshops.

The funding supports the formation of or next steps for teams or consortia developing ideas for Horizon Europe funding or other calls requiring the participation of multiple partners, specifically collaborations between academia and industry or for supporting workshops to discuss technical areas relevant to biomass biorefining.

Current funding

BBNet Collaborate and Innovate Grant fund – apply now

Call: now open

BBNet invites applications for funds (up to £5,000) to support innovative collaborations and consortium building initiatives within the BBNet remit. The funding available can cover the associated costs of:

  • planning or ideation meetings
  • specialist technical or subject specific workshops

The funding is to support the formation of or next steps for teams or consortia developing ideas for Horizon Europe funding or other calls requiring the participation of multiple partners, specifically collaborations between academia and industry or for supporting workshops to discuss technical areas relevant to biomass biorefining. The funds can be used to cover venue hire, meals and refreshments, overnight accommodation and travel costs.

Background, objectives and benefits

BBNet’s main focus is to build and sustain a dynamic community of industrial and academic practitioners who will work together to develop new and improved processes for the conversion of non-food biomass into sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials. BBNet encourages the formation and continuation of international consortia, led by UK coordinators to develop proposals for major international funding opportunities that align with the remit of BBNet. Such proactivity will widen the impact of the network into the international arena, increase the funding drawn down by UK groups and ensure the UK is leading the way in this internationally competitive area.

Call criteria:

This is an open call, however the funding pot is limited and therefore the call will close when all funding has been awarded. Applications will be assessed on a first come first serves basis.

Application process and timeline:

There are two documents required for an application:

CIF Application Form
Lead applicant CV

These 2 documents should be submitted by email to bbnet-manager@york.ac.uk.

For more information about this call download the Operational Guidance and application form below.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

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