CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Due date for EoI: 30 September 2017
For the provision of Technology Advisory and/or Business Development Advisory Services for NEPAD SANBio/BioFISA II Programme
NEPAD SANBio, with the support of the BioFISA II Programme, offers funding to projects particularly focusing on taking products or services in health and nutrition from proof of concept stage to commercialisation. Currently the programme has a portfolio of funded projects in animal health (2), human health (3), human nutrition (2) and animal nutrition (3) at the pre-commercialisation stage, and will have a portfolio of at least 15 projects by August 2017. These projects are conducted by consortia from organisations in at least two or three different SADC countries. Projects are led by either private companies and/or research institutions that require technical and business development assistance. Moreover, the Programme will need technical assistance to validate the work that the projects are doing.
The aim of this support is to ensure that project teams have achieved their project development targets during the pre-commercialisation phase, have explored the vehicles for further commercialisation and market entry, are investment ready, and are able to secure follow-on finance.
The outputs from the technical and business advisory phases should feed into the project development to ensure that there is successful implementation and the delivery of a technology validated product and business model for further commercialisation of the product.
A pool of consultants will be contracted by the BioFISA II Programme to provide specific sector based technical advisory support and business development services to projects.