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 manufacturing processes and products. Companies that are incubated at the BIDC have access to ready-to-use bio-manufacturing facilities, support in research and development laboratories as well as access to experts in the fields of agro-processing and bio-processing product development and scale-up.

Funded through the Department of Science and Technology’s Industrial Innovation Partnership Programme the BIDC is a hub for innovation in bio-manufacturing sector.

We are now awaiting applications to the programme for SMMEs requiring incubation. To apply please follow the link. Applications close 22 July 2016.

There will be a non-compulsory briefing session for interested parties on Friday 15 July from 14h00-15h30. Please RSVP to attend this session by sending an e-mail to ( by Wednesday 13 July.