Membership


Membership Benefits

Our vision is to build a sustainable, domestic end-to-end bioindustrial manufacturing ecosystem.

Join a diverse team of industry, academic, non-profit, and U.S. government members dedicated to innovation in biomanufacturing.

Broaden your reach

Our member benefits include opportunities to lead and participate on projects, gain access to leading research programs, utilize facilities with state-of-the-art equipment, and partner with experts at the nation’s top universities and laboratories.

Expand your influence

You can have a seat at the table to provide member-driven leadership on BioMADE priorities and committees. Members directly contribute to the success of BioMADE by working with us on committees and subcommittees focused on strategic direction, technical advancement, and workforce development.

Grow your network

Connect with talent across industries, universities, technical programs, and laboratories. Gain access to technical roadmaps and white papers, opportunities to engage with the BioMADE community, events, and a pipeline to reach the current and future workforce.

Ready to join?

You’ll be in good company—nearly 100 organizations have committed to join, and we’re just getting started.

Membership Tiers

Our membership tiers provide benefits relevant across the entire spectrum of companies, academic institutions, non-profits, government partners, and research labs.

Industry

Project & IP Benefits Institute Projects Unlimited Unlimited Limited
Initiate Company Directed Projects Yes, as lead Yes, as partner No
IP Benefits Project-based + \r\n Internal NERF** + \r\n Limited C-NERF* Project-based + \r\n Internal NERF** Project-based
Governance Roundtable with BioMADE CEO Dedicated Seat None None
Leadership Council Dedicated Seat 1 seat for every 5 in tier 1 seat for tier
Technical Committee (Voting) 2 seats 1 seat 1 seat for every 5 in tier
Technical Sub-committees Yes Yes Yes
Workforce Committee Dedicated Seat Dedicated Seat Dedicated Seat
Annual Membership Dues Cash $1,000,000 $350,000 $50,000
In-Kind $500,000 $100,000 $75,000
Project Cost-share All projects will require a minimum of 1:1 cost share for the project as a whole All projects will require a minimum of 1:1 cost share for the project as a whole All projects will require a minimum of 1:1 cost share for the project as a whole
* At the submission of proposals, project team members will have an opportunity to negotiate a limited field of use exempt from the requirement to provide a Commercial Non-Exclusive Royalty Free (C-NERF) license to Platinum Members.
** Internal Non-Exclusive Royalty Free (Internal NERF) affords the member to use institute IP to develop products, but not to commercialize the IP.
Project-based IP = only includes royalty-free Commercial and Research & Development use rights for BioMADE IP resulting from projects in which the member institution participates.

Small Business & National Lab

Project & IP Benefits Institute Projects Limited Limited Unlimited None
Directed Projects No No No No
IP Benefits Project-based Project-based Project-based None
Governance Leadership Council 1 seat for tier 1 seat for tier None None
Technical Committee (Voting) 1 seat for tier 1 seat for tier None Observer
Technical Sub-committees Yes Yes Yes Observer
Workforce Committee 2 seats for tier 2 seats for tier Dedicated Seat Observer
Annual Membership Dues Cash $5,000 $1,000 $5,000 $5,000
In-Kind $10,000 $5,000 n/a $5,000
Project Cost-share All projects will require a minimum of 1:1 cost share for the project as a whole All projects will require a minimum of 1:1 cost share for the project as a whole All projects will require a minimum of 1:1 cost share for the project as a whole n/a
Project-based IP = only includes royalty-free Commercial and Research & Development use rights for BioMADE IP resulting from projects in which the member institution participates.

Academic & Non-Profit

Project & IP Benefits Institute Projects Unlimited Limited EWD Only
Directed Projects Yes No No
IP Benefits R&D R&D R&D
Governance Leadership Council 1 seat for every 5 in tier None 1 seat for tier
Technical Committee (Voting) Dedicated Seat 1 seat for every 5 in tier None
Technical Sub-committees Yes Yes No
Workforce Committee Dedicated Seat Dedicated Seat 1 seat for every 10 in tier
Annual Membership Dues Cash $35,000 $10,000 $100
In-Kind $15,000 $2,500 $5,000
Project Cost-share All projects will require a minimum of 1:1 cost share for the project as a whole All projects will require a minimum of 1:1 cost share for the project as a whole All projects will require a minimum of 1:1 cost share for the project as a whole
R&D IP = Non-exclusive, royalty-free license to BioMADE IP for internal Research & Development purposes only.

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Questions?

Contact us at membership@biomade.org