Deadline: July 19, 2022

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.

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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.


Grant size and duration.

Each project will be funded up to US$ 1,000,000 (one million only) for a maximum period of three years. Each project partner shall receive a minimum of US$ 200,000 (two hundred thousand only).


Key requirements

Applicants must submit the following:
a. A fully completed concept note of minimum seven and maximum nine pages including references. The concept note should be written in Times New Roman font, size 12, margins normal (2.54 cm for top, bottom, left and right margins), and orientation portrait.
b. Proof of legal status of the organisation, e.g., a certificate of registration or incorporation, statute, gazette, etc. for each project partner.
c. The latest audited financial statement for each project partner or a commitment to submit if the concept note is shortlisted.
d. Signed letter of support from the head of the organisation of each project partner.
e. Twopage CV of each project team member.


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