Applications now open for BIDC incubation

The Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC) is a first of its kind in South Africa and it aims to support small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) involved in bio-manufacturing in meeting their customer needs within short time-frames and be able to exploit market opportunities. The BIDC’s support for SMMEs is through the development of bio-based […]

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Bio-Industrialisation: South Africa takes steps to nurture nascent biomanufacturing industry

To date, the BIDC has assisted in the development of 39 commercially available products used in the cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, nutrition and biotechnology industries.

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Minister Naledi Pandor launches the Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre at the CSIR

The Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor opened a bio-manufacturing centre in Pretoria at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

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CSIR Agroprocessing workshop

The CSIR agro-processing workshop is a one week course and will cover the key aspects of agro-product and process development. The first day will cover the theoretical aspects of agro-processing and product development, as well as the associated processing equipment, which will be followed by intensive practical training. Training includes batch agro-processing, extraction, separation, as […]

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CSIR Bioprocessing workshop 16 – 27 May 2016

The CSIR bioprocessing workshop course runs for two weeks and will cover the key aspects of bioprocess product development and process technology. The first week will cover the theoretical aspects of bioprocess and product development as well as the associated equipment and control philosophy. This will be followed by a week of intensive hands on […]

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The CSIR showcases its work at the inaugural South African Business Incubation Conference

Several enterprises supported by the CSIR’s Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC) programme showcased their products at the inaugural South African Business Incubation Conference hosted by the Small Enterprise Development Agency at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from 10-11 March 2016. The conference is aimed at creating a platform where everything related to technology and business […]

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Phatheka Mbambiso

Passion, inquisitive mind-set and ability to work with other people; the drive behind Phatheka’s career development

Phatheka Mbambiso, current acting agro-processing research group leader, joined the CSIR in June 2015 as a researcher in the bioprospecting and agro-processing competency area. Prior to that, she had worked in the cosmetics industry. “I started my career at Johnson and Johnson in January 2000 as a research and development trainee; in November 2001 I […]

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CSIR agroprocessing workshop covers key aspects of agro-product and process development

The CSIR Biomanufacturing Industry Development programme hosted a one-week agroprocessing workshop from 1 – 5 June 2015. The aim of the workshop was to share expertise with agro-entrepreneurs and interns in the agro-product and process development sector. CSIR intern, Vashan Naicker said, “I found the workshop a valuable tool in understanding not only the basics […]

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CSIR Supporting SMME Development

During her budget vote speech, Minister Naledi Pandor highlighted how the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) focused science and technology interventions have supported small, medium and micro-enterprises.

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Minister Naledi Pandor: Media briefing on Science and Technology Budget Vote 2015/16

Minister Naledi Pandor: Media briefing on Science and Technology Budget Vote 2015/16

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