Council for Scientific and Industrial Research South Africa

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC) invite Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) to submit Expression of Interest (EoI). 

EoI call targets SMMEs entering the biomanufacturing sector to grow and expand biomanufacturing capacity to meet market demands.

Click here to download the information document and application form. 

Click here to submit the proposal

Full description

The BIDC is a CSIR initiative to provide technical product and process development support to Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) in the biomanufacturing sector, with the aim of creating and expanding biomanufacturing activity and associated job creation. 

The CSIR Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC)
The Centre’s unique infrastructure is housed at the BIDC facility on the CSIR campus and offers bioprocess development infrastructure from laboratory to pilot scale, including upstream reactors from 1 L to 1000 L, as well as the necessary downstream processing, formulation and analytical support for process development. Below are some of the key offerings of the CSIR BIDC:

  • Biomanufacturing infrastructure and skilled human resource support (scientists, technologists, process engineers)
  • Technical incubation support
  • Bio-based product development, formulation, and labeling/ packaging
  • Mentoring and training in manufacturing skills.


  • Complete the attached EoI form
  • Include CV
  • BBBEE certificate 
  • Proof of CIPC registration 

Exclusionary Criteria:

  • EoIs will NOT be considered if they relate to new medicines, treatments or cures for diseases, or do not involve manufacturing, or do not create jobs and revenue within the short term (within 6-12 months of technology transfer to applicant).
  • Applicants’ enterprise must be registered with the CIPC and proof of registration must be provided with the application or be excluded from the process
  • Applications that are not accompanied by CV’s will be excluded
  • Applications sent to any here will be excluded
  • Closing date for applications: close of business Monday 22 August 2022, no late submissions will be considered



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