European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF)

Bonn, Germany
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ECBF is the first venture fund exclusively dedicated to the bioeconomy and the circular bioeconomy in Europe.

The fund aims to make sustainable investments in our future and speed up the shift from a fossil-based to a bio-based economy. Thus, ECBF backs up businesses with high potential for innovation, favorable returns, and sustainable impact. By identifying the most promising investment targets, syndicating with private and public investors, and bringing Europe’s circular technologies and bio-products to market. It relies on powerful networks to catalyze sustainable innovations and fuel business growth.

What we Offer: Being a growth-stage venture capital fund, ECBF is able to provide project financings as well as typical venture capital investments.

What we Search: ECBF invests in technologies, products, processes, business models and newly emerging value chains linked to biobased products derived from renewable resources. Targeted industry sectors are Ag- and food, forestry, blue economy, industrial biotech, bio-based chemicals and materials, packaging, personal & home care, construction, textiles and others. In terms of circularity, ECBF focuses on innovative solutions on the use of renewable, recovered, and biodegradable biological resources as well as the conversion of byproducts and bio-waste streams into value-added products.

ECBF seeks mature companies in bioeconomy sectors with technology readiness levels ≥6 and operating in one of the EU-27 or 16-HORIZON 2020 associated countries.

For the purposes of ECBF impact investing, energy and pharmaceuticals sectors are excluded.

From a sustainability perspective, potential investments are assessed according to a set of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria during due diligence.

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