Welcome to
JR Biotek

Upskilling Africa’s next generation of agricultural scientists, innovators and bio-industry leaders to pioneer breakthrough discoveries that will end hunger and malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa

JR BioTek Vision

Our Vision

To unlock Africa’s potential to sustainably feed its rapidly growing human population (and the rest of the world) through the application of cutting-edge plant biotechnologies.

Our Approach

We utilise a grassroot approach to bridge the scientific knowledge, skills and resource gaps that are hampering agricultural research and innovation, particularly in African universities where the next generation of scientists, innovations and leaders are produced.

JR BioTek Approach

Our Programs

R&T Program

Reach & Teach Science in Africa

A capacity building initiative developed to equip Africa’s present and future ag-scientists with the right knowledge, skills and networks for advancing crop science research for Africa’s sustainable development. 

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Bio-innovation for Africa Project Co-Creation

Africa Bio-Venture Creation Project

Supports Africa-based early-career researchers to co-create concepts that deliver projects and initiatives aimed at solving some of the most pressing challenges faced on the continent, especially food and nutrition insecurity.

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African Bioscience Mentoring Scheme

African PhD Scholars Mentoring Program

Providing high-quality mentoring to support high-achieving and highly motivated PhD students (crop agricultural research) in African universities.

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JR BioTek Alumni

JR Biotek Alumni Network

A powerful network of dedicated researchers based in over 100 universities and research institutes in 20+ African countries. Our alumni are outstanding scientists and ECRs conducting important research aimed at bringing millions of Africans out of hunger and extreme poverty.

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Your Donations are Appreciated

Thank you for supporting our work and mission to train Africa’s present and future scientists and bioscience industry leaders. Your generous donation means a lot to us! It will help us develop and provide quality bioscience education, scientific laboratory training, and research career development opportunities to students, teachers and early-career scientists in Africa. Thank you so much once again for your kind support.