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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

Join CropLife South Africa in their virtual and in-person event as they discuss the role of biotechnology in promoting food security and exploring the potential of this technology and its various…
Registration is now open for the 5th Annual BIO Africa Convention. Please save your physical or virtual seat by clicking here:    
The South African National Seed Organisation invites you to join their new series of Lunch and Learn Webinars every 3rd Thursday of the month from July to November 2022.  Upcoming: 18 August 2022…
This year, the National Science Week will be a hybrid event and the launch will also be streamed live. The theme recognises the United Nations’ international observance and will incorporate activities…