Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp 2021

BioInnovate Africa is a regional innovation-driven bioeconomy initiative established in 2010 with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). It is implemented by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), and operates in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and also involves partners in South Sudan. BioInnovate Africa (BA) assists countries in eastern Africa to build a sustainable bioeconomy based on revolutionary advances in bioscience and bioengineering, thereby diversifying sources of economic growth in the region.

BioInnovate Africa and BeCA-ILRI Hub in collaboration with Inclusive Business Sweden and Villgro Africa have organised a 5-day bioscience innovation bootcamp for entrepreneurial scientists in central and eastern Africa to empower them to develop innovative and commercially viable biological based ideas in areas including but not limited to:

  • Agroecology 
  • Bioenergy 
  • Biomaterials 
  • Biopharmaceuticals 
  • Biotechnology
  • Food and Feed
  • Green chemicals
  • Plant and animal diseases diagnostics
  • Wastewater treatment

Who is Eligible to apply?

This call shall be limited to citizens and/or nationals of any of the following countries, where BioInnovate Africa and BecA-ILRI Hub network exists:

  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central Africa Republic
  • Congo Brazzaville
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

Click here to apply.