BioInnovate Africa Programme Phase II
First open call for concept notes for creating value for smallholder farming communities through sustainable bioinnovations
Date of Issue: 3rd April 2017
Closing date: 2nd June 2017
Grant categories: Category 1 – developing and piloting economically viable biobased technologies and products, and Category 2 – technology business incubation.
Thematic focus areas: a) Value addition to agroproduce; and, b) agro/biowaste conversion;
Eligibile applicants: Scientists, researchers and innovators resident in one of the eastern African countries of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
Partners per project: Minimum 3 and maximum 7 from at least two of the eligible countries.
Grant period: Up to 3 years (2017-2020)
Grant amount per project: US$ 750,000 for Category 1 grant; and US$ 250,000 for Category 2 grant.
Total budgetary allocation: US$ 5 million
Call deadline: 2nd June 2017.
Shortlist of finalists: Expected last week of June 2017
Final selection and publication of the award decisions: Last week of September 2017