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Call for Concept Notes for Regional Innovation Collaboration Projects in eastern Africa (closed)

Call for Concept Notes for Regional Innovation Collaboration Projects in eastern Africa (closed)

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Opening date: 25 May 2022

Closing date: 19 July 2022 (this call has been closed). 

The Bioresources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa Development Programme (BioInnovate Africa) is a regional science and innovation-driven initiative that is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and implemented by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya. The initiative supports scientists in eastern Africa to link biologically based research ideas, inventions, and technologies to business and the market. The target beneficiaries are scientists working in universities, research institutes, private sector companies as well as smallholder famers and communities in Burundi, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Please, visit here for more information about BioInnovate Africa.

This Call for concept notes is intended for scientists from universities, research institutes, and government agencies to work jointly with their counterparts in the private sector to co-develop value added products (goods and services) from biological resources. Value added products may be from agricultural produce, other biological materials including insects, microbes and animals or biological waste.

The concept notes should address any of the following BioInnovate Africa thematic areas:

        • Value addition to agro-produce and other biological resources
        • Biological waste conversion
        • Biologically based healthcare products


Funding per project is a grant amount of up to one (1) million US$(dollars) for a period of three (3) years. Each project team shall comprise of at least three (3) and not more than five (5) organisations from at least three (3) of the BioInnovate Africa participating countries.

The application process is online and should be made in English. The deadline for receiving all concept notes is Tuesday, 19 July 2022 at 11:59pm East African Time.

 Please, obtain detailed information about this call at the following links:

        • Call guidelines
        • Application template for concept notes – an editable version (MS word) is accessible on the call guidelines 
        • Apply here


Please also consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as well as the recorded information webinars on this Call held on 16 June 2022 and 07 July 2022. 

For further inquiry, contact us on email:

Phone number: +254 719 05 2433