BioInnovate Africa Programme Phase II
Second call for concept notes for sustainable bioinnovations towards value addition and agro/bioprocessing for smallholder farmers and communities in eastern Africa
Date of Issue: 2nd November 2017
Closing date: 2nd February 2018
Grant categories: Category 1 – developing and piloting economically viable and innovative biobased technologies and products; Category 2 – incubating biobased technology business; and Category 3 – developing innovation-driven bioeconomy strategy.
Thematic focus areas: (a) Value addition to agroproduce; (b) agro/biowaste conversion; (c) bioinnovation policy analysis and development.
Eligible applicants: Scientists, researchers, innovators or entrepreneurs resident in the eastern African countries of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda and who are not current recipients of a BioInnovate Africa project grant.
Partners per project: Minimum 3 and maximum 5 from at least three (3) of the eligible countries.
Grant period: Up to 3 years (2018–2021)
Grant amount per project: US$ 750,000 for Category 1; US$ 250,000 for Category 2; and US$ 500,000 for Category 3.
Total budgetary allocation: US$ 3.5 million
Call deadline: 2nd February 2018.
Shortlist of finalists: Expected last week of March 2018.
Final selection and publication of the award decisions: Last week of June 2018.