BIOTECHNET – Enhancing biotechnology know-how in the Horn of Africa

The project “BIOTECHNET – Enhancing biotechnology know-how in the Horn of Africa” (AID n. 12098) aims to enhance the scientific competences of researchers and research institutions from Ethiopia and Djibouti in the field of Life Sciences. Thanks to the contribution of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), the following opportunities are available for candidates from both countries:

  • CRP Research Grants to support the establishment or upgrading of new laboratories and research lines in the two countries, particularly in the fields of health, sustainable agriculture, industrial biotechnology and renewable energy.  
  • Meetings and Courses to organise scientific events in the two countries (click here for information on Meetings and Courses calls) and to support participation of researchers from Djibouti and Ethiopia to ICGEB international scientific meetings (click here to apply). Please send an email to [email protected] once you’ve applied.

The project has been funded for 1.685.450 Euro for a three-year duration. BIOTECHNET is funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS).

Download the Fellowships and Meetings and Courses presentation (including tips for application!), EN and FR

Download the CRP presentation (including tips for application!) EN and FR


Virtual Training Facility Call aims to further disseminate Life Sciences material provided by the ICGEB and increase transfer of know-how to students and researchers in Ethiopia and Djibouti. Up to 7.100 Euro funding is available for each country to provide or upgrade a (virtual) space where individual digital training in Life Sciences will be offered all along the year together with a complementary training program in the selected institute. Application by June 15th, 2023

Download the application package

For any question, please contact: [email protected]


Applications to attend the Biotechnet WorkshopHands on Training on multiple SARS-CoV-2 detection methods and further Application of sequencing and associated bioinformatics tools” will open soon. The event will take place at the Bio and Emerging Technology Institute, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, on 15-19 May 2023. More information are available here:

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