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Early Bird registration for the BIO Africa Convention 2023 is available until 4th of August 2023. Act fast to take advantage of discounted prices to guarantee your spot amongst Africa's top innovators, entrepreneurs, and visionaries.

AfricaBio members receive an exclusive R500 discount on their registrations. Join us in shaping Africa's future – AfricaBio membership form.



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Join us at the Start-Up Stadium and Unleash Your Potential! There is an extraordinary opportunity at the BIO Africa Convention 2023, where groundbreaking ideas meet unlimited possibilities. Prepare to dive into the realm of endless innovation, inspiration, and growth! Don't miss your chance to shine in the spotlight at the Start-Up Stadium 2023, where passion meets sponsorship. We are offering a select number of start-ups a chance to showcase their brilliance and be sponsored by leading industry giants. Be the catalyst for change and propel your business to new heights.


AfricaBio invites you to the upcoming prestigious BIO Africa Convention 2023 from the 1st to the 6th of September. This is an incredible opportunity for your startup to showcase its innovative ideas and connect to industry leaders.

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The selected Start-Ups will receive:


  •  An opportunity to attend the BIO Africa Academy Courses that will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2023

  •  Free exhibition space in the Start-Up Stadium at the BIO Africa Convention from the 4th to the 6th of September 2023

  • An opportunity to pitch their ideas to an expert panel of judges.

  • The selected Start-Up has the opportunity of winning - The AHIA Prize: A prize to the value of $10 000 for a Pre-revenue Start-Up



Download the form below and submit your application to, attaching a 3-7 minute video pitch.


18th of August 2023


Join us at the BIO Africa Convention and be a part of facilitating a collaborative

and enriching environment for Africans, by Africans.



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We are excited to announce that, AfricaBio, in partnership with our stakeholders, is offering to sponsor a selected number of students for the BIO Africa Convention, taking place from the 1st-6th of September 2023, at the Durban ICC in South Africa.

Student call out

The selected students will get an opportunity to attend the pre-convention taking place on the 2nd and 3rd of September, as well as the convention which will be happening on the 4th to the 6th of September.


  • Must be a Masters or PhD student.

  • Must be currently enrolled in a Life Sciences and/or Related programs at your institution.

  • Must be willing to travel to Durban for the BIO Africa Convention.


How to apply:

Download the form below and email it to


20th of August 2023





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The 2023 BIO Africa Convention invites you to apply for the BIO Africa Innovation Prize competition. The prize money of $5000.00 (to be paid into your student account) will be won by a student with the most innovative idea/project used to solve a societal problem in their community. 

To apply for the BIO Africa Innovation Prize competition, please submit an abstract of not more than 250 words presenting an innovation that you are currently developing.


This should be in alignment with the 2023 BIO Africa Convention theme “Re-imagining Biotechnology Innovation for Africa's Development and Security”. The idea/project will be judged by an expert panel of judges and follow a formatted criteria. 

The abstract should detail:

  •     The problem that you want to solve

  •     The solution (to the problem – that is your innovation)

  •     The impact that the Innovation will have and its market

Eligibility Criteria for Prize:
•    Must be a Masters or PhD Students 
•    Students must be a postgraduate student in a Life Sciences field 
•    Must be registered at an African University/ Institute of Higher Education
•    Must be willing and available to travel to Durban, South Africa on the following dates: 1st - 6th September 2023 

Email your abstract to:

The closing date for the BIO Africa Innovation Prize is the 20th of August 2023.

Failure to submit an abstract will result in forfeiting your chance to 
receive sponsorship to attend the BIO Africa Convention 2023

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Our Frequently Asked Questions address many of the common questions our attendees and stakeholders have, however, you can also email your queries to


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