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Our country is filled with remarkable people and remarkable ideas. At the Department of Science and Innovation, we help businesses turn ideas into action by enabling local health innovation to grow our health industry while meeting the needs of society.

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that turns your ideas into action.

Making sure it’s possible.

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GEC+Africa, a regional extension of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, is a gathering of founders and leaders from more than 43 African nations committed to advancing entrepreneurial activity throughout their own countries. GEC+Africa will include international thought leaders and practitioners
The WIPO Global Awards competition invites applications from SMEs and startups, from all business sectors, that use intellectual property (IP) to drive enterprise growth as well as positive societal impact. Winners will have the chance to: R eceive a tailored 1:1 mentoring package to support
Villgro Africa is looking for solutions demonstrating a strong potential to significantly improve healthcare equity and access in all areas relevant to Africa's healthcare needs. This call is part of our efforts to increase the participation of female founders across the continent. This opportunity

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The Innovation Bridge Portal is an initiative of the South African National Departments of Science & Innovation (DSI), and Small Business Development (DSBD). The initiative is co-funded by the European Union (EU) and its content does not necessarily reflect the views of the EU.