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 and promote participation of their researchers to ICGEB international scientific meetings.

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).


Ongoing Calls


We are pleased to announce that the following ICGEB Short-term Fellowships calls are now open. ICGEB Short-term Fellowships schemes support collaborative research between scientists from ICGEB Member States and research groups at ICGEB laboratories in Trieste, Italy, New Delhi, India and Cape Town, South Africa, with the aim of facilitating access to the latest research techniques and to strengthen capacity building:


BIOTECHNET Meetings and Courses Call for Proposals: ICGEB is inviting proposals for the organisation of scientific events (workshop/course/conference) to be held in Djibouti and Ethiopia in 2023. Proposed events should aim at providing theorical and/or practical events in Life Sciences particularly on topics of relevance to each country and ICGEB mandate.
Deadline: September 30th, 2022
To apply, Scientific Organisers must register on the ICGEB Service Gateway to obtain access to the online submission platform. More information here.
Download the Biotechnet Meetings&Courses flyer


For additional information, please contact [email protected].




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