Background

As the global demand for quality pharmaceutical products continues to grow, conventional production platforms are facing severe limitations in terms of scalability, long production times and high costs.

In recent years, the production of heterologous proteins using plant expression...

Background:

Cellulose and Chitin are the two most abundant natural biopolymers in the world. Both are characterised as water‑insoluble in their natural states. 

Chitin is a white, hard, inelastic polysaccharide found primarily in the exoskeleton and internal structures of invertebrates such as...

Required information

  • Company name
  • Company website (if applicable)
  • Description of company
  • Company product
  • Location
  • Company category (i.e Fintech, Agritech, Edutech etc.)
Closing date

The applicant is required to provide the following; 

  • Business profile
  • Team member profiles & hiring projections
  • Business model - product/service
  • Support requirements
  • Business model - customer segment

 

LeguPro is a protein-rich pasta that is produced from non-traditional pasta ingredients such as peanuts, soybeans and chickpeas. LeguPro is a cost-effective nutrient dense high protein healthy instant noodle product and aims to give consumers an alternative staple food product to be consumed as is...

Competition Rounds 

Design Round

  • Teams submit their design and business model. An independent panel of expert judges will select up to 25 teams to receive $10,000 each and advance in the competition

Finalist Round

  • Teams develop their prototypes and conduct field tests on small and medium-sized farms in Africa.

Awards 

Winning teams will increase net economic value to small and medium-sized farms by:

Closing date

Do you need funding to start up or expand your business?

You will need an expert business plan, guidance on your business model and assistance with the submission of your funding application. You will have a dynamic team of experts on your side, including business plan writers, research

Sweet potato is an excellent source of energy, while containing substantial quantities of vitamin C and also contribute B-vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, zinc and iron to the human diet. It provides abundant quantities of provitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. Most of the beta-carotene...

Nelson Mandela Bay iHub is a business incubator located in Port Elizabeth and Thembalethu, George that supports businesses in ICT. The iHub has a specific focus on technologies that have the potential to disrupt existing value chains and facilitate market access for our incubatees whilst