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Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp 2020

Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp 2020

Country: Kenya
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Applications call for Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp 2020

As part of the initiative, a 5-day bioscience innovation Bootcamp 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
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Biopharmaceutical
  • Bioenergy
  • Biomaterials
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Green chemicals


This call shall be limited to citizens and/or nationals of the seven (7) BioInnovate Africa participating countries attached to a university, research institution, private company, or other related organization (either as an employee or student).


  • 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.

Selection Criteria

  • An innovative biobased idea with potential for commercial application (40 points)
  • A multidisciplinary team of three (3) members e.g. comprising of academia and industry/private sector (30 points).
  • At least 2 of the team members must be youth, i.e. within the age bracket of 15-35 years (10 points)
  • Technical proof of concept will be preferred over unproven ideas (20 points).


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 will be uploaded through the online portal


Type of Opportunity Conferences
Deadline05 October,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerVilgro Kenya



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