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Membership

Being a member of NIIMBL offers your organization the opportunity to help revolutionize current biopharmaceutical manufacturing platforms, processes, and educational programs and share in the benefits of these transformative solutions.

Why join NIIMBL?

Current member organizations

At-a-glance membership options

  • Our tiered membership structure encourages participation from across the entire spectrum of companies, from small-to-medium manufacturers (SMMs) to large global enterprises.  
  • Academic / non-profit tiers provide options for research-intensive universities, community colleges, and organizations and agencies focused on economic and workforce development.  

Tier 1

Industry
  • Unlimited participation in and access to all NIIMBL-led programs and projects 
  • Access to all non-exclusive royalty free (NERF) IP benefits generated within NIIMBL  
  • Ability to participate in all NIIMBL committees (with voting rights on  governing committee) 
  • Ability to name 3 SMMs to join with waived membership fees 

Tier 2

Industry
  • Participation in and access to 2 NIIMBL-led programs of choice
  • Access to all project-participation-based IP benefits
  • Ability to participate in all NIIMBL committees (non-voting on governing committee)

Tier 3

Industry

(Small to mid-sized)

  • Ability for individuals from the organization to participate in NIIMBL-led program workstreams or projects (invitation only)
  • Ability to be elected to participate in some NIIMBL committees
  • Unlimited participation in open project calls

Affiliate Silver

Industry
  • Participation in and access to 1 NIIMBL-led program of choice
  • Access to all project-participation-based IP benefits
  • Ability to participate in some NIIMBL committees

Affiliate Bronze

Industry
  • Participation in and access to 1 NIIMBL-led program workstream of choice
  • Access to all project-participation-based IP benefits
  • Ability to participate in some NIIMBL committees

Academic/Non-Profit

3 available tiers
  • Unlimited participation in open project calls
  • Some ability to participate in some NIIMBL committees
  • Access to project-participation-based IP benefits (for research only)
  • Access to student internships and faculty sabbatical opportunities

Additional membership details

* Committee Structure 

  • Governing Committee (GC): Establishes the Institute’s priorities and policies, oversees operations, and governs its affairs to ensure NIIMBL meets the expectations of its stakeholders. 
  • Technical Activities Committee (TAC): Responsible for NIIMBL’s technical priorities and roadmapping initiatives to ensure technical projects meet the current and future needs of the biopharmaceutical industry.  
  • Workforce Activities Committee (WAC): Aims to develop education and training opportunities designed to ensure the United States maintains a supply of skilled workers to meet the needs of the domestic biopharmaceutical sector. 
  • Regulatory Considerations Committee (RCC): Brings the community’s current thinking together around topics that have regulatory considerations. 

** Leveraged cost share and/or in-kind contributions to NIIMBL projects require levels that ensure meaningful engagement appropriate to the scope of work

***Based on a 3:1 ratio of NIIMBL funding: for each $3 of NIIMBL funding received, pay $1 in funded support 

INDUSTRY

  Tier 1 Industry  Tier 2 Industry  Affiliate Silver  Affiliate Bronze  Tier 3 Industry 
NIIMBL-Led Program (NLP) Participation      Unlimited participation in and access to all NLPs  Participation in and access to 2 NLPs of choice    Participation in and access to 1 NLP of choice    Participation in and access to 1 NLP workstream of choice    Individuals from the organization may participate in NLP workstreams or projects by invitation only   
Project Call Participation  Unlimited on open Project Call projects  Unlimited on open Project Call projects  Unlimited on open Project Call projects  Unlimited on open Project Call projects  Unlimited on open Project Call projects 
Committee Seats*      GC: 1 (+ SAC vote)  TAC: 2  WAC: 1  RCC: 2    GC: 1 (non-voting)  TAC: 1  WAC: 1  RCC: 1    GC: none  TAC 1  WAC: 1  RCC: none    GC: none  TAC: 1  WAC: 1  RCC: none    GC: 1 seat for every 2 members at Tier 3 (via election process)  TAC: 1 seat for every 10 members at Tier 3 (via election process)  WAC: none  RCC: none   
IP Benefits  All non-exclusive royalty free (NERF) IP  All NERF IP only for 2 programs PLUS project-participation-based IP for internal business use only  All NERF IP only for 1 program PLUS project-participation-based IP for internal business use only  Project-participation-based IP for internal business use only  N/A at program level; Project-participation-based IP for internal business use only 
Other Benefits  Name up to three SMM companies per year to join NIIMBL with a waived membership fee   N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A 
ANNUAL FEE**  $650,000 cash     PLUS leveraged cost share on project activities  $450,000 cash     PLUS leveraged cost share on project activities  $250,000 cash     PLUS leveraged cost share on project activities  $100,000 cash     PLUS leveraged cost share on project activities  $5,000 cash (<50 FTE, pre-revenue)  OR  $15,000 cash (<500 FTE)   

ACADEMIC / NON-PROFIT / STATE

  Tier 1 Academic  Tier 2 Academic  Tier 3 Academic 
Project Call Participation  Unlimited on open Project Call projects  Unlimited on open Project Call projects  Unlimited on open Project Call projects 
Committee Seats*      GC: 1  TAC: 1  WAC: 1  RCC: 1 (observer)    GC: 1 seat for every 5 members at Tier 2 (via election process)  TAC: 1  WAC: 1  RCC: none    GC: none  TAC: none  WAC: 1  RCC: none   
IP Benefits  For research / education use only  For research / education use only  For research / education use only 
ANNUAL FEE $40,000 in kind, plus leveraged cost share on NIIMBL-funded project activities***   $10,000 in kind, plus leveraged cost share on NIIMBL-funded project activities***  $1,000 cash    

* Committee Structure 

  • Governance (GC): Establishes the Institute’s priorities and policies, oversees operations, and governs its affairs to ensure NIIMBL meets the expectations of its stakeholders. 
  • Technical Activities Committee (TAC): Responsible for NIIMBL’s technical priorities and roadmapping initiatives to ensure technical projects meet the current and future needs of the biopharmaceutical industry.  
  • Workforce Activities Committee (WAC): Aims to develop education and training opportunities designed to ensure the United States maintains a supply of skilled workers to meet the needs of the domestic biopharmaceutical sector. 
  • Regulatory Considerations Committee (RCC): Brings the community’s current thinking together around topics that have regulatory considerations. 

** Leveraged cost share and/or in-kind contributions to NIIMBL projects require levels that ensure meaningful engagement appropriate to the scope of work

***Based on a 3:1 ratio of NIIMBL funding: for each $3 of NIIMBL funding received, pay $1 in funded support 

Meet us at an upcoming event

April 17-18, 2024

U.S. Biopharma Workforce Partnership Conference

NIIMBL is excited to host a first-of-its-kind national event focused on strengthening talent acquisition efforts nationally by enhancing industry-academic partnerships.

June 25-27, 2024

2024 NIIMBL National Meeting

The NIIMBL National Meeting gives you the opportunity to connect with esteemed colleagues and thought leaders to explore critical topics

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