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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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CSIR Bioprocessing workshop 15-26 June 2015

The CSIR Biomanufactuting Industry Development Centre programme will be hosting a bioprocessing workshop on 15-26 June 2015. the workshop 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 […]

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CSIR Agroprocessing workshop 1 – 5 June 2015

The CSIR agroprocessing 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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Announcing: BIDC Intern placement programme

The CSIR Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC) is a world class facility established to translate biotechnology-based concepts into market ready products and services.  The programme aims to stimulate growth of the Biomanufacturing industry leading to creation of jobs in this industry. The Centre runs a yearlong internship programme that provides experiential, hands on learning to […]

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Bioentreprenuership Training Opportunity

you are invited to the bioentrepreneurship training opportunity supported by the Technology Innovation Agency. The workshop aims to strengthen the business and commercial skills in the biotechnology field. The programme will also offer a platform for skills exchange between South African and Swiss actors in biotechnology entrepreneurship and gives scientists the opportunity to assess and […]

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Be part of South Africa’s Inaugural Technology Showcase & Matchmaking Event!

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has initiated the Innovation Bridge Technology Showcase and Matchmaking event to provide the first opportunity of its kind for national and international technology-based companies, technology entrepreneurs, investors, financiers and other technology commercialisation partners, to access the latest and best publicly funded technology offerings from South Africa’s universities, science councils and companies […]

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Translating biotechnology R&D into market-ready products with new formulation equipment

The CSIR Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC) programme provides process and product development, process optimisation, scale-up, regulatory support and commercial manufacturing services for Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME) in the Biomanufacturing sector to enable the development of a vibrant and sustainable bioeconomy in South Africa and throughout the African continent. The arrival of new […]

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CSIR shares expertise with agro-entrepreneurs and interns at the agroprocessing workshop

Agro-entrepreneurs and Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC) interns gathered at the agro-processing workshop recently held at the CSIR. Hosted by the CSIR BIDC programme, the workshop covered key aspects of agro-product and process development. The workshop, presented by Dheepak Maharajh, science innovation leader and members of the CSIR Natural Products and Agroprocessing team, drew participants […]

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Engaging with entrepreneurs in the biomanufacturing sector

The CSIR’s Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC) programme participated in a week-long Innovation Festival held at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria from 17 – 21 November 2014. The event enabled the BIDC, ReSyn Bio (BIDC incubatee) and Optimus Bio (spin out SMME from the CSIR) to engage with other entrepreneurs and investors in the Biotechnology […]

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