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The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC)


BioBasedIndustries_Consorttium.pngThe Bio-based Industries Consortium is a Brussels-based non-profit international association that was established in 2013 to represent the private sector in the BBI. The BBI is a €3.7 billion Public-Private Partnership between BIC and the European Commission. Launched in 2014, the BBI derisks private sector investments to realise the bio-based industrial potential in Europe.

With a commitment to invest €2.7 billion over 2014-2020, BIC is the largest European industrial platform dedicated to bringing the massive research, technological knowledge and know-how to market. This is done through annual calls for proposals and projects focused on creating new commercially viable and sustainable bio-based industrial value chains, from feedstock to products and markets. Advanced biorefineries play a central role in this process.

 BIC is host to a unique mix of sectors that currently covers Agriculture & Agro-Food; Forestry & Pulp and Paper; Chemicals & Materials; Biotechnology & technology providers; Energy & Biofuels; and End-users. With more than 200 members including large companies, SMEs, SME Clusters, RTOs, universities, technology platforms and associations spread across Europe, BIC brings together an authoritative pool of cross sector and multi-disciplinary expertise in the field of bio-based industries that are connected through BIC’s Partnering Platform. New members, sectors and investors are welcome to join at any point in time, as long as investments are intended to be made in Europe.

Address: Rue du Luxembourg 66, 1000 Brussels, Belgium  Email: info@biconsortium.eu  Phone EU: +32 475 964 772  Phone US: +1 202 679-2975




SynbiobetaSynBioBeta is the leading community of entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and enthusiasts devoted to the responsible growth of the synthetic biology field. They are dedicated to telling the stories of the field and companies involved, building their networks, and helping them grow.

SynBioBeta international conferences and events bring the entire community together several times each year and give anyone the opportunity to meet with the bright minds building and shaping the bioeconomy — from venture capitalists and angel investors to entrepreneurs, tech scouts, and industry thought leaders.


BIO Deutschland


As the sector association of the biotechnology industry, BIO Deutschland has set itself the objective of supporting and promoting the development of an innovative economic sector based on modern biosciences.

biodeutschland.gifThe Berlin-based association currently has over 285 members. It is run by a board of ten members consisting of CEOs and managing directors of biotechnology companies, as well as directors of BioRegions. This committee comprehensively represents the various fields in the sector. The member companies and their experts are organised in working groups that deal with the following topics: finance and taxation; licences and technical contracts; regulatory matters; innovation and entrepreneurship; HR; German-US cooperation; health policy; competition and regulatory policy; technology transfer; and PR. Using a wide range of political initiatives, BIO Deutschland lobbies for improvements to the legal parameters for innovative small and medium-sized enterprises.

BIO Deutschland is Germany’s biotechnology sector representative at the European association, EuropaBio, in Brussels. BIO Deutschland also works closely with other biotech organisations in Europe and the USA in order to lobby for the interests of the sector in an internationally coordinated way. The association is also very active in a broad range of events with the aim of providing biotechnology with a platform for discussion and interaction.


European Bioplastics 


European Bioplastics is the European association representing the iEuropean_BioPlastics.jpgnterests of the industry along the entire bioplastics value chain. Its members produce, refine, and distribute bioplastics, i.e. plastics that are either bio-based, biodegradable, or both


Bioindustrial Innovation Canada


The focus of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is to help Ontario and Canada become a globally recognized leader in taking sustainable feedstock, such as agricultural and forestry by-products and wastes, and turning these renewable resources into energy and value-added chemicals for use in applications ranging from construction to automotive parts.




BioVale is an initiative to build the Yorkshire and Humber region’s capability and reputation as an innovation cluster for the bioeconomy. Its activities include supporting and promoting: networking and dialogue; research, development and demonstration; regional bio-based supply chains and inward investment and trade/export. BioVale is supported and steered by regional industry, research organisations, higher education and government.




Federchimica is the National Federation of the Chemical Industry in Italy. It was founded in 1916 as the National Association of Industrial Chemical-Pharmaceutical. Currently participating in Federchimica are 1,400+ companies with a total of almost 90,000 employees.Federchimica is part of Confindustria and, in Europe, of CEFIC , the European Chemical Industry Council and of ' ECEG (European Chemical Employers Group).




FlandersBio is the networking organisation and the engine for the life sciences driven network economy in Flanders (Belgium) – with currently more than 300 members. FlandersBio supports and facilitates the sector’s sustained development to ensure that it remains a strong driver of economic growth in the region. FlandersBio can assist you in finding your partner within the network of Flemish life sciences actors, e.g. life sciences companies, Venture Capitalists, research organizations, subsidy agencies, etc.

FlandersBio is together with VIB, FIT and IWT a proud member of the Flanders Welcome Team- Life Sciences. www.flanderslifescienceshotspot.be 





Logo_HollandBIO.jpg‘HollandBIO is the Netherlands’ biotech industry organization. The Netherlands is home to a vibrant, dense biotechnology cluster of more than 1150 life science companies and research organizations, all operating within a 120-mile radius. HollandBIO connects, supports and represents many in this tight-knit community in order to promote economic growth, better health and greater sustainability.’



The Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry (VNCI)


 VNCI_Pay-Off_logo.jpgThe Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry (VNCI) promotes the collective interests of the chemical industry in the Netherlands by means of consultations, information meetings and recommendations. The VNCI acts on behalf of the entire sector as a central contact point and undertakes activities that have a positive impact on the image of the chemical industry.





The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) based in Scotland, are specialists in the industrial biotechnology (IB) sector, with deep embedded knowledge and the technical expertise to help stimulate the growth and success of the IB industry by connecting the dots between industry, academia and government. Representing all four colours of IB, we facilitate collaborations and guide organisations from a concept or idea, through to industry adoption.

Find out more at: www.ibioic.com