Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Info Day


19-04-2018 10:00



Date:  19 April 2018

Place:  Conference hall "SALA", ŽALGIRIS ARENA, Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50, LT-44334 Kaunas

We are pleased to invite you to the "Bio-based Industries  Info day organized by the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA). We would like to bring together potential participants interested in the BBI JU 2018 Call for proposals.

The aim of the event is to promote the participation of Lithuanian representatives in the EU research and innovation program Horizon 2020 and to present the public-private partnership „Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, BBI JU“ 2018 program, the main rules for the preparation and evaluation of proposals.

The event will be moderated by the professor Rimantas Venskutonis from Kaunas University of Technology. Welcome notes and introduction will be covered by dr. Inga Matijošytė, Lithuanian representative of BBI in the group of state representatives.

In this Info Day, BBI JU Project Officer Pilar Llorente will provide a general overview about BBI and the Annual Work Plan 2018, focusing on funding opportunities and key factors for a successful application.

Invited guests, Fabio Pereira (Germany), coordinator of the BBI JU project US4GreenChem, and one of the members of this consortium, prof. Habil Dr. Saulius Grigiškis (Lithuania) will share the best practices and present the success story.

The panel of this event includes also a presentation by Dr. Frederik De Bruyn (Belgium) about the BBI JU Coordination and Support ProjectPilots4U. He will invite representatives of the European biotechnology industry to discuss about the open access pilot and demonstration infrastructure. The innovations, current challenges and aspirations of the Lithuanian bio-industry will be reviewed by Albinas Zakarauskas, head of R&D Department at „AUGA Group“.

MITA staff will also be available to answer questions about the additional services for H2020 participants National Contact Point dr. Edita Bagdonaitė can assist in all steps of preparation the BBI JU proposal: advising on how to choose the right BBI JU topic, how to find partners, perform pre-reading of the proposal, and advise on how to improve it.

The information day is dedicated to participants from business, public and private sectors.

The event is free of charge, however, registration is required.

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2018 Info Day in Kaunas!


09.45 - 10.00



Prof. Rimantas Venskutonis, Kaunas University of Technology

10:00 – 10:10

Welcome & Introduction


Dr. Inga Matijošytė

Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking States Representatives Group

10:10 – 10:30

Industry – academia cooperation: the Bio-Based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking (JU)





BBI JU Project Officer


10:30 – 10:50

Participating in the 2018 BBI JU Call for proposals. Information on proposal submission and evaluation


10:50 – 11:10

How to prepare a proposal under H2020 BBI JU: The legal and financial aspects

11:10 – 11:30

BBI JU project Pilots4U: open access pilot and demo infrastructures for the European bio based industries.

-Presentation of Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

-BBI projects: our role in these projects

-BBI CSA-project Pilots4u


Dr. Ir. Frederik De Bruyn

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant


11:30 – 11:50

Coffee Break


11:50 – 12:35

Key to BBI JU project US4GreenChem success

Fabio Pereira

ttz Bremerhaven



12:35 – 12:45

 Bio-based industry in Lithuania:

UAB „Biocentras“

Prof. Habil. Dr. Saulius Grigiškis

Director of JSC  „Biocentras“

12:45 – 13:05

Bio-based industry in Lithuania :

AB „AUGA Group“


Head of R&D Department at „AUGA Group“


13:05 – 13:20

Additional services for H2020 participants


Bio-NCP, R&D&I programmes and international cooperation division MITA

13:20 – 13:40

Q&A Session

More info about BBI JU in official website.

More info about BBI JU events.


Dr. Edita Bagdonaitė, MITA, R&D&I programmes and international cooperation division, tel. (8 5)  264 4700, el. p. [email protected]

The event is organized under MITA coordinated EU project  ”Technology and innovation promotion”, which is funded by European Regional Development Fund.