External resources, a selection of projects and websites focused on the bioeconomy

Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU)

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 aimed at promoting competitive circular industries based on biological resources in Europe.

HOOP Project

The HOOP project supports 8 lighthouse cities and regions in developing large-scale urban circular bioeconomy initiatives that will focus on making biobased products from urban biowaste and wastewater. The HOOP Urban Circular Bioeconomy Hub will create an online platform to foster knowledge exchange and replication in cities and regions across Europe. HOOP will provide Project Development Assistance (PDA) to Albano-Laziale (Italy), Almere (The Netherlands), Bergen (Norway), Kuopio (Finland), Münster (Germany), Murcia (Spain), Greater Porto (Portugal), and Western Macedonia (Greece).

SPRING – Italian Circular Bioeconomy Cluster

The Italian Technological Cluster for Circular Bioeconomy, SPRING – Sustainable Processes and Resources for Innovation and National Growth – aims to catalyze the development of biological-based industries in Italy through a holistic approach to innovation, aimed at revitalizing Italian chemistry in the name of environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

World BioEconomy Forum

The World BioEconomy Forum is a global platform for circular bioeconomy stakeholders to share ideas and promote bio-based solutions covering bioresource, biotechnolgy and bioecology visions.

RESOURCE – Financing Circular Economy in Aragon

Regional project development assistance for the uptake of an Aragonese circular economy. The RESOURCE project will study the private funding opportunities needed in circular projects and facilitate those projects’ development by developing new PDA (Project Development Assistance) services.

Definite CCRI

Closing the gap between circular economy projects and investors. DEFINITE-CCRI brings together high-impact circularity projects and funding institutions to boost the transition to a circular economy. Provides project development assistance and guidance to circular economy project developers to increase the likelihood of success in attracting investment.


RuralBioUp’s main objective is to support innovators to scale-up inclusive and small-scale biobased solutions in rural areas. They will establish 9 regional hubs- a multifactor centre- in 6 EU countries.

Bioeconomy Ventures

BioeconomyVentures aims at creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem within the bio-based industry sector by offering support, brokerage and networking services to the relevant stakeholders.

Biocircular cities

The BIOCIRCULARCITIES project aimed to unlock the circular economy potential of unexploited bio-based waste streams and boost the green and sustainable transition. This transition to a circular bioeconomy requires reconciling legislation, waste management, circularity, and the bioeconomy. Finished in 2023.


The InvestCEC project will develop a replicable model for implementing circular economy projects in cities and regions. The effectiveness of the model will be tested in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (Austria)

Circular Invest

Shaping the next generation of investment-ready circular economy projects. Their mission is to support project promoters by providing the support they need to develop investment-ready circular economy projects at local and regional scale.


The EU-funded DECISO project will support services inducing investment projects for developing circular economy solutions at local and regional scales in regions in Germany, Portugal and Greece. The project will implement the DECISO approach in varied local contexts and topics to produce guidelines that can facilitate the replicability of the initiatives considering determinant technical, economic, legislative and social factors


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