Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) is pleased to announce recipients of the Botswana Innovation Fund (BIF) Third Call for Proposals. Hon. Machana R. Shamukuni, Assistant Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology officiated at a session that announced the awardees.
A total of 395 applications were received in response to the BIF Call for Proposals for solutions addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated socio-economic effects. Proposals were evaluated based on the proposed solutions’ unique value proposition, social impact, commercial viability, technical viability and the individuals’/teams’ ability and capability to develop and commercialise the solution within a specified timeframe. Following a rigorous assessment process, five projects were selected to receive funding.