Working on substitution of hazardous chemicals? The Belgian Federal government launched the Belgium Builds Back Circular (BBBC) call, aiming to financially support innovative projects and research activities focused on eco-design and chemical substitution
BBBC Project Call
Project call for Belgium Builds Back Circular (BBBC2)
The calls published under BBBC serve to accelerate the transition to a circular economy in Belgium. As part of Belgium's National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP), these calls are financed by the temporary European fund, Next Generation EU. The current BBBC call places emphasis on two key aspects of the circular economy: ecodesign and chemical substance substitution.
Substitution of the most harmful substances is considered in a broad sense. It includes projects that aim to introduce alternative chemicals, technologies and/or products to the market, which either avoid the use of the most harmful substances or eliminate their presence in a product. In addition, the proposed alternatives must enhance the circularity and safety of a manufacturing process or product.
The funding for this second call ranges from a minimum of EUR 250.000 to a maximum of EUR 2.000.000 for projects focused on chemical substance substitution.
This call targets organisations or consortia - governed by Belgian law or active on the Belgian territory - with special emphasis on enterprises, particularly SMEs, start-ups, research centres with a focus on applied research institutions, NGOs, consultancy firms, and similar institutions.