Skip to main content
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. 

Learn More


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

Learn More

Industry & Environment

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

Learn More

Indigenous Knowledge

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

Learn More

Latest News & Events

The Bioeconomy Cluster Builder is delighted to collaborate with Scottish Water Horizons on this webinar focusing on water and wastewater treatment technology. Biotechnology is increasingly seen as…
A pioneering solution has been developed to convert cellulose fibre-rich waste from pulp and paper mill operations into ethanol using a specialised fermentation process. Ethanol is a versatile startin…
Inviting all professionals and stakeholders from universities/research organisations, industry, government, and enabler organisations involved in facilitating, supporting and promoting university-…
This workshop aims to provide valuable insights and opportunities for those involved or interested in the field of biopesticides and biological control agents (BCAs). The workshop will provide…