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Biotechnology for a sustainable bioeconomy - ERA-NET CoFund CoBioTech

This call for proposals is now closed. You can view all open calls for proposals by clicking here.

Download the list of selected projects below.

ANR participates in the 1st call of the ERA-NET CoFund CoBioTech, bringing together 21 funding organisations. The co-funded call covers industrial biotechnology. Applications must address one of the topics described below:

  • Sustainable production and conversion of different types of feedstocks and bioresources
  • New products, value-added products and supply services
  • Sustainable industrial processes

The aim of the co-funded call is to contribute to transforming the global economy from a dependence on fossil raw material to a sustainable bio-based economy.

The pre-proposals and the proposals must be submitted correctly by the coordinator on the submission website for ERA-NET CoBioTech ( Only the coordinators of pre-proposals, which passes the first evaluation step will then be invited to submit a full proposal.

For projects selected for funding, each partner of the consortium will be funded directly by its respective national funding organisation. Therefore, all national regulations apply. In particular, the French applicants must read the document entitled “Modalités pour les participants français” available on this webpage.

General information

Attention: the contact details mentioned below may not be valid as of today. In order to find the adequate contact details, please consult the "departments" section.

Submission Procedure

Submission via the online submission system of CoBioTech:


Contact point

Elise Cahard
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
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Liz Pons
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
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Karine Vigier De Oliveira
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
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Release date of the call: Friday 9 December 2016

Deadline for submission of pre-proposals: Thursday 2 March 2017 13:00

Deadline for submission of proposals: Thursday 20 July 2017 13:00