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The European Biosolutions Coalition is an initiative established by several industry organisations, representing a substantial amount of the companies working with biosolutions in Europe, to elevate the prominence of biosolutions on the European agenda.

The Coalition is dedicated to advocate for the green transition, fostering more intelligent approaches within the industry, and creating enhanced prospects for companies working with biosolutions in the EU.

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European Biosolutions Coalition members


The Federation of Austrian Industries is the voluntary and independent representation of the interests of the Austrian industry and its related sectors. Since 1946, the IV has taken part in all legislative processes as a recognised partner of politics. A federal organisation, nine regional groups and the IV office in Brussels represent the issues of currently more than 4,500 members from the manufacturing sector, credit and insurance, infrastructure and industry-oriented services in Austria and Europe.


Danish industry (DI) is a private business and employers' organisation representing more than 20.000 companies in Denmark. DI aim to provide the best possible corporate conditions for the member companies. Danish industry represents both small and large companies from almost all industries. The organisation helps members with employer and political interests both locally and globally.

The Netherlands

The Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (known as VNO-NCW) is the largest employers' organisation in the Netherlands. VNO-NCW represents the common interests of Dutch business, both at home and abroad and provides a variety of services for its members. Over 160 (branch) associations are members, representing more than 185.000 enterprises. They cover almost all sectors of the economy, including more than 80% of all medium-sized companies in the Netherlands and nearly all of the larger, corporate institutions.


economiesuisse, the Swiss business federation is the largest umbrella organisation representing the Swiss economy. It has the support of more than 30,000 businesses of all sizes, which employ a total of 1.5 million people in Switzerland. Its mission is to create an optimal economic environment for Swiss business.


The Italian Association for the Development of Biotechnology, Assobiotec, represents approximately 130 companies and science and technology parks operating in healthcare and bioeconomy which includes agriculture, industry, and environment. Federchimica Assobiotec was first established in 1986 as part of Federchimica, the Italian Federation of the Chemical Industry. Its mission is to encourage and support Biotech innovation.
In 2022, the set of activities connected to the bioeconomy in Italy, of which biotechnology is the driver of innovation, generated a production value of 415.3 billion euros, employing around two million people. The Italian bioeconomy accounts for 11% of the total value of production, a clear increase compared to 9.9% in 2019.


BIO Deutschland is the association of the biotechnology industry and with 380 member companies, the voice of the innovative medium-sized businesses in the sector. 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.


The Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists (LPK) is a major association in Lithuania which represents the interests of large industrialists and employers. The Confederation is an umbrella organization uniting 55 branch and 7 regional associations which comprise over >4000 medium and large enterprises from various public and private sectors. Membership covers all main sectors of industry and unites over a third of the Lithuanian work force, which generates 58% of Lithuanian GDP. LPK's mission is to create an optimal economic environment for Lithuanian business representing their interest nationally and internationally (EU, OECD).


Concordia Employers’ Confederation represents 17 of the most important sectors in the Romanian economy and companies with more than 350,000 employees, with a total contribution of 26% to GDP. From its position as a representative social dialogue partner, its interests span across a large area of subjects such as the labour market and social dialogue, education, digitalization, consumers’ protection, future of transport, EU funds and circular economy. Concordia is also representing its members at European and international level as a member of BusinessEurope, the International Organization of Employers (IOE) and Business at OECD (BIAC).