Ghana Bioenterprise Innovations Partnerships Stakeholders Engagement Meeting, Cape Coast

Partnership: University of Health and Allied Sciences, University of St Andrews, University of Cape Coast

Project Name: GBIP - Ghana Bioenterprise Innovations Partnership

Project Summary: Tackling the bottlenecks in translation of knowledge in the biosciences to benefit the Ghanaian society through knowledge-exchange-mentorship programmes in entrepreneurship for young people.

The biomedical ecosystem in Africa is far behind. A major reason for this lag is that researchers have often focused on academic outputs rather than the entrepreneurial components. Academic and entrepreneurship should however go together. Our project focuses on the biomedical sciences, and we hope to build capabilities that will enable biotechnological spin-offs from various biomedical research projects. We will create opportunities for students and researchers to get knowledge and skills to:

  • Identify the innovation in their research
  • Identify models and pathways to move the innovation to a proof-of-concept stage
  • attract investors with the proof-of-concept and/or raise funds to develop the concept/project
  • market the products.

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