CSIR Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC)
Call for Expression of Interest (EoI) 2018
Product and process development incubation support to Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs)
The BIDC is a CSIR (www.csir.co.za) initiative to provide technical product and process development support to Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) in the biomanufacturing sector, with the aim of creating and expanding biomanufacturing activity and associated job creation.
The current EoI call is targeted at SMMEs entering the biomanufacturing sector to grow and expand biomanufacturing capacity to meet market demands. Biomanufacturing entails the use of bioprocess technology (e.g. fermentation) to produce enzymes, industrial biologics, biopharmaceuticals, proteins, probiotics, bio-control agents and diagnostic reagents. It also includes the areas of agroprocessing relating to extraction of biologically-active ingredients from natural sources and formulation thereof in dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, food and feed products and cosmetics.This initiative is aligned with the National Bio-economy Strategy of the Department of Science and Technology which aims to drive economic growth and socio-economic development in South Africa.
To apply please download the Expression of Interest document from the link above (or click here) and follow the instructions. Closing date for submitting expression of interest is Friday 15 June 2018.