Benefits

10 reasons why you should join us!

1. Make your mark on the EU’s investment agenda for the bioeconomy

BIC members develop the Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA) which defines the research, demonstration and deployment activities to be carried out by the BBI JU.

2. Have your say on the BBI JU’s Annual Work Plan

BIC industry members have a leading role in providing input for research topics, demonstration and flagship projects and non-technical support actions in the BBI JU’s Annual Work Plan.

3. A head start in winning BBI JU funding

Since BIC members develop the Annual Work Plan, they have access to information early before the official publication of the call for proposals. This increases their chance of writing successful project proposals. 64% of BIC large enterprises, SMEs and SME clusters are represented in granted BBI JU projects (2014-2017).

4. Networking and matchmaking with diverse bioeconomy sectors

All members are exclusively invited to BIC’s annual Matchmaking event, the premier occasion for meeting your ideal project partner. All industry members are also entitled to join BIC’s industry-only networking events which take place twice annually.

5. Find your ideal project partner with BIC’s member area

Access a database of more than one thousand bioeconomy experts from feedstock to the market, define your partnering profile and pitch your organisation for BBI JU call topics.

6. Get the latest bioeconomy and BIC news first with our weekly members newsletter

Get the latest updates from the BIC team, the BBI JU, the latest bioeconomy events and other bioeconomy funding opportunities in your inbox, once per week.

7. A unique platform for sharing your news with Europe’s bioeconomy leaders

Feature your organisation, project or event in the BIC newsletter, on our website or across our social media channels and reach a broad and diverse audience across the bio-based industries.

8. Enhance regional connections

BIC’s partnerships with European regions will help attract investments in local value chains, or demonstration and flagship projects, creating jobs and growth, and bring additional opportunities for the primary sector.

9. Better access to other European funding instruments

BIC members receive the latest information about access to funding, loans and grants from the EU, like the European Investment Bank (EIB) and from regions via the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) or the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

10. Discounts to major bioeconomy events

Through our partnership with major organisers of bioeconomy events, BIC members are entitled to discounted entry prices to top-notch conferences and partnering events across the globe.

➡️ Download the brochure on BIC and the benefits of membership