Selected – 2021

ERA CoBioTech - Bio-based replacement products, technologies and processes

ANR participates in the 3rd call of the ERA-NET ERA CoBioTech, bringing together 9 countries (France, Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey). This joint call « Bio-based replacement products, technologies and processes » has a strong focus on sustainability throughout the entire value chain.

The submitted proposals must be multidisciplinary and include at least two of the following scientific approaches:

  • Synthetic biology
  • Systems biology
  • Use of bioinformatics tools for the identification and utilisation of metabolic pathways
  • Biotechnological approaches (possibly in combination with chemical ones)

The research consortia are required to sustainably improve biomass utilisation or make use of innovative feedstocks derived from sources commonly recognised as sustainable. The focus should be on the conversion of feedstocks rather than the production of new biomass.

The Call text and the proposal templates are available on the CoBioTech website ( The document regarding French applications is available on this webpage.

Opening : 2020-04-03 at 09:00 CEST
Application Deadline : 2020-06-30 at 13:00 CEST

Contact points

Mélanie Lorion
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
Tel. :
Email : melanie.lorion(at)

Liz Pons
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
Tel. :
Email : liz.pons(at)


Consult the upcoming and current calls of the portal

The portal centralises all information on calls for proposals and calls for applications from ADEME, ANR, Inserm including ANRS, Anses and INCa. It provides a simplified access to upcoming and ongoing calls, giving a greater visibility to funding opportunities. Following their closing date, the calls remain published for a few months.


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