WACCBIP Biotech Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program 2024 provides up to $5,000.00 in seed funding for African biotech start-ups.

WACCBIP Biotech Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program 2024
WACCBIP Biotech Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program 2024

This groundbreaking Waccbip biotech program initiative aims to fuel the rise of revolutionary biotech start-ups not only in Ghana but across the entire African continent.

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Program Components

Entrepreneurship Training Course

– Equip yourself with indispensable tools to transform your biotech ideas into market-ready start-ups.
– Delivered in collaboration with the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) Innovation and Incubation Hub, the Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID), and the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST).

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Incubation Programme

– Nurture your budding business with dedicated support and resources, fostering growth and sustainability.

Funding Scheme

– Unlock the potential of your research projects with a funding scheme tailored for exceptional ventures.

Eligibility Requirements

– WACCBIP fellows, interns, students, and alumni.
– Young biological scientists and trainees.
– Biomedical scientists and individuals passionate about developing biotech start-ups.

Key Features

– Comprehensive introduction to the biotech ecosystem in Ghana and Africa.
– Basic to intermediate skills in biotech entrepreneurship and product development.
– Refinement of biotech product ideas for marketability.


Five (5) days of intensive boot camp and a two (2) month incubation and mentorship program at the University of Ghana.

– The Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship.
– Global Biotech Ecosystem [Time with the Industry].
– The Fundamentals of Product Development.
– Venture/Enterprise Development.
– Fundamentals of pitch development/Pitch DNA and Practice.


Pitch competition to determine incubation program participants.
Evaluation of applied knowledge and skills in developing ideas.


Upon completion of the five-day boot camp, participants will be awarded a prestigious Certificate in the Essentials of Biotech Entrepreneurship jointly awarded by WACCBIP, UGBS Innovation Hub, and IAST.

Funding Opportunity

– Up to $5,000.00 seed funding for at least 3 incubator start-ups.
– Exploration of collaborative funding with partners like the Resolution Project.

Embark on this transformative journey to bring your biotech innovations to life, supported by a comprehensive program designed to propel your ideas from inception to impact. Join us in shaping the future of biotech entrepreneurship in Africa!