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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

Cape Town, South Africa's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has been boosted with the latest approval by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) of an innovative, locally dev…
Nearly 700 scientists from across the globe have signed a petition urging the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to allow genetically engineered trees in the forests and products that it certifies. The…
Propella Business Incubator based in Gqebera will be hosting a Virtual Showcase where their entrepreneurs will be showing off how far they have managed to develop their businesses. The event will…
The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) will host this year’s Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) at its traditional home, with a number of exciting in-person sessions set to take place at the CS…