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Call for Applications: Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp Program 2020 For African Scientists

by Omale Philip
Call for Applications: Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp Program 2020
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Application for Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp 2020 is now open for East African citizens who are scientist.

The Call for application: Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp is inviting applications from Scientists who are from East African countries and interested in devloping ideas on Bioscience.

The BioInnovate Africa is a regional science and innovation-driven initiative, supported by Sida and implemented as a programme of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe). see downloadable bioscience innovation bootcamp programme details

Application Deadline

The application for the Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp Program closes on October 5, 2020 at 23:59hrs Nairobi Time.

Why Apply For Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp Program

BioInnovate Africa enables scientists in Eastern Africa to develop and translate innovative bioscience research ideas, technologies and inventions into practical uses in society, which promote economic growth, create jobs, and reduce poverty.

As part of the initiative, it will fosters the development of a sustainable bioeconomy in the region by strengthening the capacity of scientists and institutions to link innovative ideas from the bench to business.

About Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp

The BioInnovate Africa is a 5-day bioscience innovation bootcamp program that has been organized for entrepreneurial scientists in eastern Africa to empower them to develop innovative and commercially viable biological-based ideas in areas including but not limited to;

  • Agroecology
  • Food and feed
  • Waste water treatment
  • Biopharmaceutical
  • Bioenergy
  • Biomaterials
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Green chemicals


Access to Investors – Networking with investors & industry players at the 1st Regional Bioeconomy Conference.

Investment Readiness –Winners of the pitch event will get admission to a 3 months acceleration program by Villgro Kenya & BioInnovate Africa.

Fundraising – Increase your chances of being eligible for future BioInnovate Africa & Villgro Kenya funding and technical assistance.

Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp 2020 Requirements

Are you’re a scientist from Eastern Africa region, then submit applicatio for the Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp organized for entrepreneurial scientists to enable them to develop innovative and commercially viable biological-based ideas.

To apply for the Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp, you must

  • Be a citizens and/or nationals of the seven (7) BioInnovate Africa participating countries-Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi. We also collaborate with partners in South Sudan.
  • Be attached to a university, research institution, private company, or other related organization (either as an employee or student).
  • Have an innovative biobased idea with potential for commercial application.
  • Be a multidisciplinary team of three (3) members e.g. comprising of academia and industry/private sector
  • Have at least 2 of the team members who are youth, i.e. within the age bracket of 15-35 years.

How To Apply For The Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp 2020

Application for the Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp is through online portal.

Applicants are invited to submit the following as part of their application:

A support letter/email from your institution of affiliation (signed by e.g. the head of the department)

CVs of team members

A one-page personal motivation statement by the team leader

A PowerPoint application uploaded in this format using these guidelines

All applications documents will be uploaded through the online portal

Need To Apply?

Click Here, Apply For Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp 2020

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