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5th Annual BioAfrica Convention 2022

The Nelson Mandela University Innovation Office exhibited at the 5th annual BioAfrica Convention in Durban on 27 – 31 August 2022. The theme for the 2022 convention was: Africa Resilient: Life Sciences innovation for Achieving Health and Food Security.

The BioAfrica Convention allowed the office to showcase technologies available for licensing to potential investors, SMEs, other industries, and the research community. The convention took place over five days. For the three days, the office exhibited and shared information on other innovations and research currently being done at the university. The IO also presented the work and programs offered at InnoVenton, the universities Downstream Chemicals Technology Station.

In addition to the exhibition, multiple-plenary sessions took place around topics such as healthcare, food security, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, and industrialization. Innovation Office staff members could attend these plenary sessions and receive valuable information and insights.

The Innovation Office sees our attendance at the 5th annual BioAfrica Convention as a success as we made valuable contacts with potential investors and industry partners.