SANBio Annual Event 2018: Finding solutions through technology innovations

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SANBio Annual Event 2018

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The NEPAD Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) provides a shared research, development and innovation platform for collaborative research in health and nutrition. Each year, NEPAD SANBio with the support of the BioFISA II Programme hosts a networking event for regional and international stakeholders to discuss pertinent issues in the region and this year, commercialisation of research technologies is the central theme with dialogue on new ways of innovating for the future in the biosciences, cultural changes in the research environment toward entrepreneurship, the role of data and technology in health and nutrition, infrastructure for innovation and future trends and funding models. 

SANBio wishes for companies to engage with investors, for academics to meet eye to eye with industry and relevant policy makers, and for the youth to team up with renowned experts for discussions on the paradigm shifts at hand. Furthermore, two pitching competitions will take place with exciting prizes. An exhibition for companies will also take place during the event, giving innovations the attention they deserve.

Whether you are looking for investors, customers, academic contacts, media exposure or mentoring, the SANBio Annual Event 2018 offers an opportunity to network and engage with the biosciences innovation community. The event is designed as an energetic meeting point between all the different players and influencers in the sector. The people to attend are those with a passion for what they do.

The closing date for registration is 16 February 2018 (registration extended). Enquiries can be directed to info@nepadsanbio.org.

NEPAD SANBio/ BioFISA II Programme will support conferencing and meal costs on 27-28 February 2018, but all other travel and accommodation costs must be borne by the participant.

 

Update: Logistics information pack available

 

Update: Download the FINAL programme here.

 

Update: Image gallery can be found here.

 

 

 

Registration closed.

 

 

SPEAKERS

 

Mikko

Mikko Savolainen | Invesdor

Jordin

Jordin Borer | Lucid Ventures

Pauline

Pauline Mujawamariya Koebl | African Innovation Foundation

Will

Will Cardwell | Courage Ventures

Reetta

Reetta Kivelä | Gold & Green Foods

Michael

Prof Michael Wallach | University of Technology Sydney

Max

Max Pitchulik | Impact Amplifier

Kalnisha

Kalnisha Singh | LifeCo UnLtd

Nina

Dr Nina Dudnik | Seeding Labs

Imogen

Dr Imogen Wright | Hyrax Biosciences

Gift

Gift Gana | Dr CADx

Jackson

Jackson Mwatha | Villgro Kenya

Jonathan

Dr Jonathan Mufandaedza | National Biotechnology Authority of Zimbabwe

Thavi

Prof Thavendran Govender | University of KwaZulu Natal

Keolebogile

Prof Keolebogile Motaung | Global Health Biotech

Sunita

Prof Sunita Facknath | University of Mauritius

Isayvani

Dr Isayvani Naicker | Department of Science and Technology

Priscilla

Prof Priscilla Dlamini | University of Swaziland

Siya

Dr Siya Ntutela | AfricaBio

Victor

Dr Victor Konde | United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Dougbeh

Dr Dougbeh Christopher Nyan | Shufflex Biomed, LLC

Boitumelo

Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela | Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Irene

Irene Ochem | Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

Patrick

Patrick Shatamuka | WECREATE Zambia

Margo

Margo Bagley | Emory University School of Law

Simeon

Prof Simeon Materechera | North West University

Pauline

Nailoke Pauline Kadhila | University of Namibia

Budzanani

Dr Budzanani Tacheba | Botswana Innovation Hub

Ela

Ela Romanowska | University of Witwatersrand

Enock

Prof Enock Jonathan | Chinhoyi University of Technology

Eric

Eric Pol | The HWeb Fund

Harri

Prof Harri Siitari | University of Helsinki

Ilari

Ilari Lindy | Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme

Jaap

Jaap Spreeuwenberg | Hivos Impact Investments

Kenneth

Prof Kenneth Matengu | University of Namibia

Leona

Dr Leona Gilbert | Te?ted Oy

Louise

Dr Louise Bezuidenhout | University of Oxford

Namrita

Prof Namrita Lall | University of Pretoria

Ntandokazi

Ntandokazi Nodada | SAB Foundation

Petrus

Petrus Sebina | FNB Botswana

Povilas

Povilas Valiauga | Courage Ventures

Sean

Sean Moolman | PowerOptimal

 

Tessa

Tessa Belle | National Institute of Science Technology and Innovation, Seychelles