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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

To celebrate this exciting milestone for genome research at Inqaba biotec and on the continent, they are offering to sequence for free genomes of 5 different species important to the biodiversity in s…
Those interested in applying for the NRF's Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022 are requested to join in the Zoom briefing that will be focusing on the application…
The public is invited to participate in a webinar on the dispelling myths about vaccines and the science of the variant of Covid-19 and it's consequences on society.  Register here:…
The Department of Science and Innovation and the South African National Energy Development Institute will host an information session on the recently launched call for proposal on the Long-term…

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