Who We Are
JR Biotek Foundation is a non-profit (501(C)(3)) organization established to advance knowledge and technical skills in applied biosciences and STEM in Africa. We work with top world Universities, including the University of Cambridge to create tailor-made solutions for effective teaching and learning of modern scientific principles and laboratory techniques for students, academics and researchers across countries in Africa. Our goal is to educate, inspire and empower a new generation of scientists and bio-industry leaders who are capable of contributing to Africa’s sustainable development through high impact research, innovation and bio-entrepreneurship.
Our Core Values
To educate, train and inspire Africa’s present and future scientists and bio-industry leaders who are capable of applying their knowledge, skills and ingenuity to contribute to the development of a competitive bioeconomy in Africa.
To inspire and encourage young students and aspiring scientists in sub-Saharan Africa to pursue advanced degrees and careers in biosciences. This will help to build a strong workforce that can make scientific advances that will improve millions of lives in the continent.
To empower Africa’s present and future scientists and leaders to be involved in policy decisions that support scientific research and innovation, particularly in the areas of agricultural, health care and the environment.
To innovate effective bioscience teaching and learning models that tertiary education institutions in Africa can adopt to enhance bioscience education in the continent.