SANBio Annual Event 2019

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SANBio Annual Event 2019

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Speakers

Dr Dlamini
 

Dr Thulani Dlamini

CEO
CSIR

Daan du Toit
 

Daan du Toit

Deputy Director General
DST

Kari Alanko
 

H.E. Kari Alanko

Ambassador
Embassy of Finland

Dr Mangwende
 

Dr Tichaona Mangwende

Head of the RSC
NEPAD NSTIH

Anneline Morgan
 

Anneline Morgan

Senior Technical Advisor: STI
SADC

Vuyisa Qabaka
 

Vuyisa Qabaka

Angel Investor
HYBR Group

Carmen Di Rito
 

Carmen Di Rito

Co-Founder & CDO
LifeCo UnLtd SA

Muzalema Mwanza
 

Muzalema Mwanza

Founder
Safe Motherhood Alliance

Dr Ereck Chakauya
 

Dr Ereck Chakauya

Network Manager
NEPAD SANBio

Pieter de Beer
 

Pieter de Beer

Snr Industry Dev Manager
IDC of SA Ltd

Mmampei Chaba
 

Mmampei Chaba

Chief Director
DST

Dr Victor Konde
 

Dr Victor Konde

Scientific Affairs Officer
UNECA

Nick Walker
 

Dr Nick Walker

Co-Founder
OneBio

Francesco Pierri
 

Dr Francesco Pierri

Representative
FAO

Sibusiso Manana
 

Sibusiso Manana

Head: Agriculture STA
Technology Innovation Agency

Flora Tibazarwa
 

Dr Flora Ismail Tibazarwa

Programme Director
SAIS II

Dr Budzanani Tacheba
 

Dr Budzanani Tacheba

Director
Botswana Innovation Hub

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

Avril Harvey
 

Avril Harvey

Business Development
Parceval Pty Ltd

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

Mischa Fraser
 

Mischa Fraser

Commercial Project Manager
inqaba biotec

Thandie
 

Thandie Lebotse-Zulu

Managing Director
Blue Pride (Pty) Ltd

Louis Roux
 

Louis Roux

Managing Director
LifeAssay Diagnostics

Dr Boitumelo Semete
 

Dr Boitumelo Semete

EM: NextGen Health
CSIR

Ntandokazi
 

Ntandokazi Nodada

Social Innovation PM
SAB Foundation

Prof Dlamini
 

Prof Abednego Dlamini

Professor
University of Eswatini

Prof Katerere
 

Prof David Katerere

Professor
University of Pretoria

Rachel Sibande
 

Rachel Sibande

Founder
mHub

Prof Keo Motaung
 

Prof Keolebogile Motaung

Founder
Global Health Biotech

Charles Faul
 

Charles Faul

Founder
Akili Labs

Dr Togo
 

Dr Chamunorwa Togo

GM for Bio-economy
THIMC

Dr Manasa
 

Dr Justen Manasa

Consultant Molecular Biologist
AiBST

Dr Mambulu
 

Dr Lerato Mambulu

Assistant Lecturer
College of Medicine, Malawi

Grahame Osler
 

Grahame Osler

Sales & Marketing
Denmar Estates

Paivi Lehtonen
 

Päivi Lehtonen

Head of Cooperation
Embassy of Finland

Siraaj Adams
 

Siraaj Adams

CEO
Digital Health

Aurora Psico
 

Aurora Psico

Head
Gapi Participações

Fanuel Kapanje
 

Fanuel Kapanje

Group Finance Director
ZB Financial Holdings

Dr Gadzirayi
 

Dr Christopher Gadzirayi

Senior Lecturer
BUSE

Ronell Dass
 

Ronell Dass

Manager: Impact Adv KZN & EC
LifeCo UnLtd SA

Markus Froehlich
 

Markus Fröhlich

CD: Technical and R&D
Philafrica Foods

Dr Nthangeni
 

Dr Bethuel Nthangeni

Chief Scientific Officer
OBP Pty

Dr Phiyani Lebea
 

Dr Phiyani Lebea

Founder
TokaBio (Pty) Ltd

Dr Maina
 

Dr Ndegwa Maina

Adjunct Professor
University of Helsinki

Dr Ridley
 

Dr Robert Ridley

Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Unicaf University Malawi

Simona Grande
 

Simona Grande

Researcher
The Future Food Institute

 

 
 
 

 

 

Final Programme now available

 

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

You can view the preliminary programme here.

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