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"As we go forward, we will seek to be transactional in maintaining and strengthening the governance architecture, but we will also be transformational as we prepare the citizens for the new economy that requires the development of new parameters in education, innovation, and enterprise", - His Excellency, Dr Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia

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African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE) and NCRST inks partnership deal

This morning (09 April 2018) the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) signed a monumental 3-year agreement with one of A

Innovation Support Day

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Expression of Interest (EoI) Application Form for the Nutrition Innovation Call

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13 Feb 2017

Call Closing Date

28 Mar 2017

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The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) in conjunction with NEPAD SANBio (Southern Africa Network for Biosciences) and supported by the BioFISA II Programme (a Finnish-Southern African Partnership Programme to Strengthen NEPAD SANBio) are inviting interested innovators in the biosciences sector to submit grant applications. The grant is for organisations in the SANBio member states* for the nutrition innovations with a proof of concept with potential regional and global impact and can be commercialised. Up to R1 million /N$1 million will be awarded per grant.


Focus Area

Innovative solutions in the nutrition sector, covering value addition to indigenous foods, post-harvest technologies and other nutrition innovations that address the nutrition challenges of the SADC region. The successful technologies must be ready to use or require only short term development.


How to apply

To apply please create a profile via our online application portal at www.ncrst.na. Documents will be available for download once you have created your profile. The minimum requirement is for a partnership between a Namibian organisation and another from the SANBio member states.


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Contact us For enquiries, please contact us at: biofisa@ncrst.na  and biofisaseed@nepadsanbio.org