Call for Concept Notes: BioInnovate Africa Regional Innovation Collaboration Projects ($1million)

 Call for concept notes: BioInnovate Africa Regional Innovation Collaboration Projects

Applications are currently ongoing for the Bioresources Regional Innovation collaboration projects for Eastern Africa Development Programme (BioInnovate Africa) 2022. This 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, however, 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, and private sector companies as well as smallholder farmers and communities in Burundi, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

What are the Requirements for the concept notes?

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

  • Value addition to agro-produce and other biological resources
  • Biological waste conversion

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Benefits of The BioInnovate Africa Regional Innovation Collaboration Projects

The Regional Innovation Collaboration Projects offers per project a grant amount of up to one 1 million US$(dollars) for a period of three (3) years.

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Eligibility Criteria: BioInnovate Africa Regional Innovation Collaboration Projects

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.

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Application Process: BioInnovate Africa Regional Innovation Collaboration Projects

Interested Applicants must submit the following for application:

  • Two-page CV of each project team member.
  • A fully completed concept note of a minimum of seven and a maximum of nine pages including references.
  • Proof of legal status of the organization, e.g., a certificate of registration or incorporation, statute, gazette, etc. for each project partner.
  • A signed letter of support from the head of the organization of each project partner.

Deadline for BioInnovate Africa Regional Innovation Collaboration Projects

The deadline for concept notes submission  for the BioInnovate Africa Regional Innovation Collaboration Projecta is on July 19, 2022.

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