SANBio Annual Event 2019

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SANBio Annual Event 2019

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Speakers

Kari Alanko
 

H.E. Kari Alanko

Ambassador
Embassy of Finland

Vuyisa Qabaka
 

Vuyisa Qabaka

Angel Investor
HYBR Group

Muzalema Mwanza
 

Muzalema Mwanza

Founder
Safe Motherhood Alliance

Pieter de Beer
 

Pieter de Beer

Snr Industry Dev Manager
IDC of SA Ltd

Prof Richard Gordon
 

Prof Richard Gordon

ED of GIDP
SAMRC

Dr Victor Konde
 

Dr Victor Konde

Scientific Affairs Officer
UNECA

Nick Walker
 

Dr Nick Walker

Head of Business Development
Next Biosciences

Flora Tibazarwa
 

Dr Flora Ismail Tibazarwa

Programme Director
SAIS II

Tawanda Muzhingi
 

Dr Tawanda Muzhingi

Food and Nutrition Scientist
CIP, CGIAR

Emmanuel Kaunda
 

Prof Emmanuel Kaunda

Deputy Vice Chancellor
LUANAR

Prof Riette de Kock
 

Prof Riëtte de Kock

Associate Professor
University of Pretoria

Prof Irvin Mpofu
 

Prof Irvin Mpofu

Acting Pro Vice Chancellor
CUT, Zimbabwe

Dr Nomusa Dlamini
 

Dr Nomusa Dlamini

Principal Research Scientist
CSIR Biosciences

Dr Devina Lobine
 

Dr Devina Lobine

Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Mauritius

Dr Budzanani Tacheba
 

Dr Budzanani Tacheba

Director
Botswana Innovation Hub

Avril Harvey
 

Avril Harvey

Business Development
Parceval Pty Ltd

Marriott Nliwasa
 

Dr Marriot Nliwasa

Research Scientist
College of Medicine, Malawi

Owen Nyoni
 

Owen Nyoni

Sales & Marketing Director
Capital Foods

Jaap Spreeuwenberg
 

Jaap Spreeuwenberg

Managing Director
Hivos Impact Investments

Tanja Lubbers
 

Tanja Lubbers

Regional Director
Hivos

Dr Siyabulela Ntutela
 

Dr Siyabulela Ntutela

CEO
AfricaBio

 

 
 
 

More speakers to be announced

 

 

Background

The NEPAD Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) provides a shared research, development and innovation platform for collaborative research in health and nutrition. With the support of the BioFISA II Programme, since 2017, NEPAD SANBio has hosted an annual networking event for regional and international stakeholders to discuss pertinent issues in the SADC region.

Theme

The theme of this year’s event is Beyond the Valleys: Untold tales of Biopreneurs. 2019 marks the end of the BioFISA II Programme, and this year's event shines a spotlight on the programme’s achievements over the four years of its implementation, as well as various topics such as innovation trends in health and nutrition in Africa and globally, models and practical experiences in commercialising research outputs, and biobusiness in the 21st century.

The event also ties in with the new collaboration between SANBio and Hivos, contributing to the creation of a sustainable and inclusive future for the SADC region, with additional sessions taking place around business acceleration, entrepreneurial support, and the inclusion of women and youth in the economy at large.

Audience

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, a pitching competition will be held for startup entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs-to-be, and companies in biosciences.

Whether you are looking for investors, customers, academic contacts, media exposure or mentoring, the SANBio Annual Event 2019 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.

Programme

A provisional programme will become available by the end of March.

Registration

To register for the main event: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SANBioAE19

To apply for the pitching competition: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SANBioAEP19