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Botswana Digital and Innovation Hub

Botswana Digital & Innovation Hub is an innovative and networked organisation that promotes technology, entrepreneurship and commercialisation. Botswana Innovation Hub is under the Ministry of Tertiary Education Research Science and Technology with a Board of Directors from diverse disciplines to perform fiduciary duties for the company. BDIH is a company limited by guarantee to promote innovative ventures and has two subsidiaries namely Botswana Innovation Hub Properties (BIHP) and Botswana Innovation Hub Investments (BIHI).

BIHP has a mandate to develop and manage the Science and Technology Park and BIHI is a special purpose vehicle to attract commercially viable and technology related investments. The company focuses its activities and output on the following strategic areas; develop & manage Science & Technology Park, attract innovative companies and institutions, foster commercialization of innovations and technology transfer and contribute towards competiveness & national priorities. Botswana Digital & Innovation Hub supports start-ups and existing local companies as well as attracts international companies and institutions to develop and grow competitive technology driven and knowledge-based businesses.

Our Mission

  • We exist to support the national innovation ecosystem to enhance Botswana’s global competitiveness.

Our Vision

  • To be Africa’s innovation leader, fostering high-tech businesses and commercialising ideas for sustainable economic growth.

Our Values

Focal Sectors

Biotechnology

Biotechnology (Agricultural and Health Technologies) – focused on catalysing more commercial business in the areas of Agriculture and Health. Opportunities include support towards new products development, testing and manufacturing with special emphasis on addressing cross cutting issues of food Security and Health.

BIOTECHNOLOGY
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Information & Communications Technology and ICT Enabled Services

Focused on enabling the development of in­novative digital local applications, products and services that help Batswana. This may demonstrate technology uptake through re­levant and emerging technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain techno­logies and Internet of Things (IoT).

Cleantech

Focused on catalysing activities relating to Clean Technologies; renewable energy and environmental research; development and commercial activities within those areas. Emphasises on environmental sustainability, renewable energy, cleaner coal, water conservation and waste management (water and energy).

Cleantech

Mining Technologies

Focused on facilitating joint research and development in mining and related technologies focusing on technology providers as well as business development in exploration, geology, mining, ore processing and mineral beneficiation technologies.

Mining-Technologies

Indigenous Knowledge

Focused on commercialisation of alternative medicine and supplementary nutrition products based on local plant and animal material, including cosmetic products.

Indigenous-Knowledge
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