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Apply now for the WACCBIP Biotech Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program 2024.

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Apply now for the WACCBIP Biotech Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program 2024. This program is designed to catalyze the emergence of ground-breaking biotech start-ups in Ghana and across Africa.

The initiative will be delivered in collaboration with the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) Innovation and Incubation Hub, the Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID), and the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST).

Participants will be exposed to learning key features like a comprehensive introduction to the biotech ecosystem in Ghana and Africa, basic to intermediate skills in biotech entrepreneurship and product development, and refinement of biotech product ideas for marketability.

Participants will receive a five (5) day intensive boot camp and a two (2) month incubation and mentorship program at the University of Ghana. Upon completion of the five-day boot camp, participants will be awarded a prestigious Certificate in the Essentials of Biotech Entrepreneurship jointly awarded by WACCBIP, UGBS Innovation Hub, and IAST.

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Program Components for the WACCBIP Biotech Innovation

The program components include:

  • Entrepreneurship Training Course: This course will equip participants with the essential tools to translate their biotech ideas into market-ready start-ups.
  • Incubation Programme: This will nurture the participant’s fledgling business with dedicated support and resources, fostering growth and sustainability.
  • Funding Scheme: Participants will get the opportunity to unlock the potential of their research projects with a funding scheme tailored for exceptional ventures.

Eligibility and Requirements for the WACCBIP Biotech Innovation

Participants must meet the following:

  • The program is available for WACCBIP fellows, interns, students, and alumni.
  • Participants should be young biological scientists and trainees.
  • The program is also available for biomedical scientists and individuals who are passionate about developing biotech start-ups.
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Course Content

The course contents include:

  • The Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Global Biotech Ecosystem [Time with the Industry]
  • The Fundamentals of Product Development
  • Venture/ Enterprise Development
  • Fundamentals of pitch development/ Pitch DNA and Practice.

What You Stand to Gain from the WACCBIP Biotech Innovation

Selected participants will receive the following:

  • Selected participants will receive seed funding up to $5,000.00 for at least three (3) incubator start-ups.
  • Selected participants will receive exploration of collaborative funding with partners like the Resolution Project.

Application Process

The application deadline is the 21st of January, 2024.

For more information, visit the official webpage of the WACCBIP Biotech Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program 2024.

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