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
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.
- To be Africa’s innovation leader, fostering high-tech businesses and commercialising ideas for sustainable economic growth.
- We exist to support the national innovation ecosystem to enhance Botswana’s global competitiveness.
Innovation: Commitment to promoting innovation and competitiveness. This is embodied in our “Innovation is happening here” tagline.
Botho: Commitment to begin open minded, transparent and passionate about endless opportunities that life presents.
Collaboration: Commitment to collaboration with businesses, knowledge providers, partners, local and international community to deliver innovative solutions.
Integrity: Commitment to conducting business with integrity and professionalism.
Excellence: Commitment to delivery and operational excellence in everything we do.