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Who should apply?
We are looking for early- and mid-career biotech and life sciences professionals, including research scientists, post-doctoral researchers, academics, biotech entrepreneurs, innovators, policy experts, and graduate students from Africa and the diaspora to join us at our inaugural African Diaspora Biotech Summit 2017. Selected applicants should demonstrate;
Strong intellectual ability, capacity for leadership, and a commitment to help countries in Africa achieve sustainable development through biotech and life science education and capacity building, research innovation, and commercialization;
Their knowledge of the current state of Africa’s biotech and life science industry, including its present challenges, opportunities for growth, and potential solutions. Selected candidates should be able to propose, at least one solution or idea that can contribute to the growth of Africa’s bioeconmy and improve lives, if implemented.
Why you should attend the African Diaspora Biotech Summit 2017?
By attending the African Diaspora Biotech Summit 2017, you will;
Better understand the key challenges and opportunities in Africa’s biotech and life science industry, and be better positioned to propose new ideas or solutions that can help improve agricultural productivity and food security, human health, industrial development, economic growth and environmental sustainability in African nations;
Meet, connect and exchange knowledge and ideas with current and future African leaders and key stakeholders of Africa’s biotech and life science sector. This will facilitate collaborative relationships that can enhance efforts to build a sustainable African bioeconomy. It will also contribute to both your personal and career development;
Be part of a solution-oriented meeting that can bring about significant and lasting change in core areas and sectors (e.g. agriculture, health care, education, the environment, etc.) that can create opportunities for employment, investment and sustained economic growth in Africa.
Cost to attend the Summit
Summit attendees are not charged any fee to attend the Summit. However, the Summit attendees are expected to cover their travel and accommodation, which will be provided in one of the finest Colleges in Cambridge University. The cost for a single room is £45 per night, and this includes breakfast and Wi-Fi. For more information, please contact us at
Dates for your Diary
7th January 2017: Summit application opens
28th February 2017: Application closes
7th March 2017: Selected candidates informed
4th April 2017: The African Diaspora Biotech Summit