Apply for travel support for non-UK brokerage event in Bio-Based Industries (BBI)

Posted on: 08/02/2019

Are you looking for collaboration opportunities or to find partners for your Horizon 2020 project in Bio-Based Industries?

Innovate UK and Knowledge Transfer Network are offering UK-based R&D performing SMEs the opportunity to receive a contribution of up to £500 towards travel and accommodation costs to attend the following international brokerage event:


12th April 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Registration for the 2019 information day is now open! Visit for more information and to register online.

Deadline for applications


Deadline for applications for travel support: Thursday 28th February 2019 at 12:00pm (UK time).

Successful applicants will be notified w/c 11th March 2019.

Click here to apply for travel support now.

In July 2018, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond said:

“We continue to make positive steps towards getting the best possible deal with the EU ‚Äì one that works for the whole of the UK. The guarantee we are making today however means that, even in the unlikely event of a no-deal, our businesses, universities and local authorities can be confident that they will continue to receive the funding they successfully bid for from any EU programme.”

For more information on the government’s guarantee, see links at the end of the article below.

The event will include dedicated networking and brokerage activities to help participants identify collaboration opportunities and find suitable partners. It is therefore important that you are familiar with the participation rules for the Horizon 2020 programme. You also need to understand the priorities and themes of Calls included within the scope of the event. Further information on the Calls can be found within the Annual Work Plan and Budget 2019 here.

Key contacts: 

UK National Contact Point for National Contact Point for Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine and Inland Water Research, Bioeconomy : Ian Holmes -

Head of Projects and European Programmes: Claire Claessen -

Funding from EU programmes guaranteed until the end of 2020

The UK government is committed to ensuring that UK and EU researchers, universities and businesses will be able to continue to collaborate after EU exit.

Funding secured by UK organisations through EU programmes, from now until the end of 2020, will be guaranteed by the UK government.

The UK government announced at the end of July 2018, that it will guarantee funding secured by UK organisation through EU programmes, even in a no deal scenario. This means that successful bids for EU funding until the end of 2020 will receive their full financial allocation and will continue to receive funding over the project’s lifetime. Read more>>

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