‘BBI JU was once more confirmed as a high impact initiative that since its inception has already contributed to the future EU Green Deal,’ Philippe Mengal, BBI JU’s Executive Director, stated in his foreword to the document. ‘The two main positive impacts of BBI JU so far have been the structuring effect in organising the value chains across sectors and the innovation-driven mobilising effect of all key stakeholders.’
The report gives assurance that the research and innovation activities entrusted to the BBI JU have been carried out to the highest standards. Throughout the year, 101 BBI JU grants showed a significant contribution in terms of socio-economic and environmental impact, while maintaining a strong drive for innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and high involvement of the scientific community. 12 finalised projects have outperformed their KPIs.
The analysis of the BBI JU project portfolio confirms that they are reducing the energy consumption, improving the land use and water efficiency, as well as developing more sustainable use of natural and existing unused resources. BBI JU projects are well-balanced in terms of participation. In addition, project participants are evenly located across Europe.
The full report can be found on the BBI JU website.