This theme will address issues needed to provide a supportive policy environment for the ultimate development and promotion and uptake of bio-resource innovations. It will include policy analysis, national and regional policy support, as well as socio-economic and environmental analysis. The theme will address issues of sustainability analysis, done in combination with the above themes.
Intellectual property (IP) audit and freedom-to-operate assessment of five commercially viable technologies/products conducted and reported.
Preliminary techno-economic analyses for the five selected technologies/products accomplished and reported. Full techno-economic analysis and development of business plans for one selected technology for commercialization conducted and to be presented to investors.
Policy recommendation for effluent agro-waste management and bio-pesticide use in the region formulated in conjunction with stakeholders.