How to Become a Member

How to Become a Member of Botswana Innovation Hub

Botswana Innovation Hub invites qualifying local and international companies, research and advanced training institutions operating within the five focus areas to become members.

Registration Guidelines
Submit of the following;
• complete application form: Apply Here
• cover letter or Board resolution
• comprehensive project/business plan
• company certificates/accreditation certificates

The application review process takes approximately 8 weeks, and the Registration Committee is scheduled to meet monthly, and the Committee processing registration applications on a first come first serve basis. All applications undergo a due diligence process, followed by a thorough assessment by Botswana Innovation Hub members of staff and experts sourced by Botswana Innovation Hub. The assessment report, together with the application package, is then submitted to the BIH Registration Committee for evaluation.

Membership Benefits

1. Networking, research and technical collaboration opportunities locally and internationally
2. A concessionary 15% corporate tax rate for qualifying companies
3. Eligibility to import specialized skills and personnel under special dispensation
4. Eligibility to apply for the Innovation Fund
5. Eligibility to access Innovation Support Programs and Services
6. Access to a range of technology transfer, commercialization services and business advisory services
7. Benefits to Botswana Innovation Hub media platforms
8. Prioritized participation in Botswana Innovation Hub activities and events

Membership Selection Criteria

To become a registered member or partner of BIH, entities must be operating within the following focus sectors:

1. Information and Communication Technology
2. Mining Technology
3. Energy and Environment
4. Biotechnology
5. Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)

Within These Focus Sectors and Categories, BIH Selects Partners and Members Based on the Following Aspects:

1. Product / Service / Method that creates new or unique value for Botswana Innovation Hub stakeholders and Botswana
2. Stage / Level of Innovation (Idea, Research / Screening and Experimentation, Testing / Proof of Concept / Prototyping, Commercialization / Production, Diffusion and Implementation)
3. Target Market / Social Need being Addressed
4. Benefits to Botswana –
• Employment creation
• Knowledge Creation and Skills Transfer
• Advancement of Science and Technology within the Botswana
5. Business / Partnership model and Funding Aspects
6. Leadership (Visionary and qualified leadership to play the critical role in driving the business towards its goal)

“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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