BioInnovate Africa Programme organised a Business Incubation Model Development Workshop from 26 – 28 February, 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop was for the BioInnovate Africa Programme Category 2 business incubation project teams, to strengthen their capacity for professional business incubation as one of the routes to commercialize their innovative biological-based technologies and/or products. The project teams participated in developing a model BioInnovate Africa professional business incubation framework that will guide the business development process for their projects.
Eleven research teams from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania have received grants totalling US$ 6 million, to enable them turn their innovative ideas and technologies, based on biological sciences, into viable businesses.
BioInnovate Africa Programme, one of Africa’s largest regional innovation-driven science initiative, officially marked entry into its second phase with three key highlights: increased funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida); call for a new round of proposals from eastern Africa scientists and innovators, and enhanced steps towards the creation of a bioeconomy strategy for the region.
On 2 November 2017, the BioInnovate Africa Programme based at icipe, will hold a regional bioeconomy symposium to kick start the implementation of its project activities for the period 2017 – 2021. The symposium is an opportunity for BioInnovate supported innovative project teams – who will be selected through an ongoing competitive call process – to interact with other regional actors and identify areas where synergies can be built along the various value chains. The symposium will be held in Kigali, Rwanda under the theme, “inclusive growth through sustainable bioinnovations”. Participation…
The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) has launched a new call for project proposals on the theme of “Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment – PAGE-II” in developing countries. The call focuses on the following priority issues: Youth employment: supply-and demand-side constraints and related policy options Gender and women’s economic empowerment Entrepreneurship and financial inclusion Productive…
Nairobi, 4th April 2017: BioInnovate Africa at the ‘capacity to innovate’ workshop in Nairobi, Kenya
As countries seek ways of adding value to primary products, improve firms’ competitiveness, create jobs and explore new market opportunities, universities and research institutes have become the spotlight particularly as generators of knowledge that sparks innovation.
Nairobi, 9th March 2017—An early stage innovator and scientists from the University of Cambridge, UK and the BecA-ILRI Hub in Nairobi visited BioInnovate Africa Offices at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya.
Speaking to the private sector players in the canning bean sector in Kenya one cannot fail to note their excitement…
Presently it is estimated that less than 10% of industries in Eastern Africa treat their industrial and agro processing waste to any degree.
Tanzania Minister officially opens wastewater treatment and biogas plant in Arusha supported by Bio-Innovate Africa