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Bioeconomy SA Portal
Bioeconomy SA Portal

What is Bioeconomy SA?

Bioeconomy SA is a national initiative to promote and harness bio-innovation for economic growth and social development. It is informed by the National Bioeconomy Strategy, underpinned by advanced science and indigenous knowledge and focuses on the health, agricultural, industrial & environmental, and indigenous knowledge sectors. It is coordinated by the Department of Science and Innovation and powered by a wide range of public-private partnerships and investments.


Find health solutions that are relevant to South Africans. 

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Invest in bio-innovation products, processes and technology services to ensure food security and sustainable livelihoods. 

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Industry & Environment

Use bio-based processes and renewable biomass to manufacture bioproducts and enable a circular economy. 

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Indigenous Knowledge

Indigenous knowledge systems cut across the three other sectors and translate traditional bio-based knowledge into products and services. 

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Latest News & Events

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The Cheeba Cannabis Academy has unveiled an innovative scholarship initiative in collaboration with the German cannabis accessories brand GIZEH. This newly introduced scholarship programme offers thre…
The Imidibaniso Exchange Workshop, previously known as the Imidibaniso Bootcamp, is an in-person annual one-day media and communications workshop for scientists. It offers a fun, interactive and…
Stellenbosch University (SU) spinout company Urobo Biotech has established itself as global research leader by presenting at the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climat…