Delivering knowledge exchange programmes to promote translation of knowledge in the biosciences to benefit the Ghanaian society
The biomedical ecosystem in Africa is far behind. A major reason for this lag is that, researchers have often focused on academic outputs other than the entrepreneurial components. Academic and entrepreneurship should however go together. Our project focuses on the biomedical sciences and we hope to build capabilities that will enable biotechnological spin-offs from various biomedical research projects.
We will create opportunities for students and researchers to get knowledge and skills to;
1. Identify the innovation in their research
2. Identify models and pathways to move innovation to a proof-of-concept stage
3. Attract investors with the proof-of-concept and/or raise funds to develop their concepts/project
4. Market the product(s)
Organize a hybrid training (MOOCs & hands-on workshops) session to train bioscientists on translating their ideas/research into businesses.
Support our institutions to implement policies on translational and intellectual property in the biosciences.
Mentor two bioenterprise start-ups to serve as models of biomedical innovation and translation.
Our Translator Accelerator Programme (TAP)
As part of our sustainability strategy, the GBIP Project partnered and adopted two start-ups, Tractilis BioLabs LBG a social enterprise and Medory Naturals Ltd a Limited Liability Partnership in the biosciences entrepreneurial ecosystem to support and help them develop to become models and hubs for mentoring other enterprises.
Tractilis BioLabs is a research and innovations accelerator which focuses on discoveries housed in academia as well as those championed by young bioscience graduates while Medory Naturals is a start-up that specializes in developing innovative herbal products for use as food supplements for health. On of its products include an energy tea which is a healthy alternative for energy drinks that have populated our markets today.