BIH Profile

Botswana Innovation Hub is an innovative and networked organisation that promotes technology, entrepreneurship and commercialisation. Botswana Innovation Hub is under the Ministry of Tertiary Education Research Science and Technology with a Board of Directors from diverse disciplines to perform fiduciary duties for the company. BIH is a company limited by guarantee to promote innovative ventures and has two subsidiaries namely Botswana Innovation Hub Properties (BIHP) and Botswana Innovation Hub Investments (BIHI).

BIHP has a mandate to develop and manage the Science and Technology Park and BIHI is a special purpose vehicle to attract commercially viable and technology related investments. The company focuses its activities and output on the following strategic areas; develop & manage Science & Technology Park, attract innovative companies and institutions, foster commercialization of innovations and technology transfer and contribute towards competiveness & national priorities. Botswana Innovation Hub supports start-ups and existing local companies as well as attracts international companies and institutions to develop and grow competitive technology driven and knowledge-based businesses.

The Park is an ideal location for technology-driven and knowledge-intensive businesses to establish themselves, develop, and compete in the regional and global markets

Our Mandate

Botswana Innovation Hub is incorporated as a company to develop and manage Botswana’s first Science and Technology Park to achieve the following;

  • Contribute to the country’s economic development and competitiveness
  • Create new scientific, technological, and indigenous knowledge-based business opportunities.
  • Foster entrepreneurship and technology transfer to develop start-up companies and add value to existing companies
  • Generate knowledge-based jobs opportunities
  • Attract innovative companies and institutions to Botswana Innovation Hub.

Our Mission

  • To be Africa’s innovation leader, fostering high-tech businesses and commercialising ideas for sustainable economic growth.

Our Vision

  • We exist to support the national innovation ecosystem to enhance Botswana’s global competitiveness.

Our Values

“At BIH we are making great strides towards being the home of innovation, serving as the springboard for the development and growth of innovative and technology led companies and a key player in mobilising funding for the commercialisation of transformative ideas at prototype stage.”

Alan Boshwaen
CEO, Botswana Innovation Hub
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