Legal entities that have an interest in the activities of the Bio-based Industries Consortium, but are not bio-based industries per se, can apply for Associate Membership. Associate Member categories are:
- Individual research organisations: organisations such as RTOs and universities, who as their predominant activity provide research and development, technology and innovation services to enterprises, governments and other clients.
- National and regional clusters, and national or regional associations, representing research organisations; European Technology Platforms.
- European industry trade associations, NGOs and other organisations (e.g. financing institutes) which have been recognized by the General Assembly as contributing to the objectives of BIC.
- Consultants and consultancies.