Who we are
Who we are

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) is a non-profit organisation set up in Brussels in 2013 to represent the private sector in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the European Commission, focused on strengthening the bio-based industries sector in Europe. BIC’s industry members cover the whole value chain, from primary production to market. 

Members represent multiple and diverse sectors, such as agriculture and agri-food, aquaculture and marine, chemicals and materials (including bioplastics), forestry, pulp and paper and technology providers and waste management and treatment. BIC also has associate members such as research organisations, academia and trade associations.

Who we are


BIC was created with 30 founding members.


BIC’s partnership with the European Commission – the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) with a total budget of €3.7 billion


Our new strategy “BIC 2.0” was born, strengthening and increasing our activities that help bio-based businesses to grow, innovate, learn and network. 2021 marked the start of our second partnership with the European Commission – the Circular Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (CBE JU). We continue to help Europe’s bio-based industries build a sustainable, green future.