Donor: Botswana Innovation Hub
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Botswana
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Social Business
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants, Other
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Research, Technology & Innovation
  • Water & Sanitation

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

The Botswana Innovation Hub is a business accelerator with the objective to support entrepreneurship and innovation through technology transfer in Botswana. It identifies, develops and nurtures viable technology-oriented start-up businesses with potential to grow locally and into international markets. Membership also offers access to their Innovation Fund.

Within these focus sectors and categories, BIH selects partners and members based on the following aspects:

  • Product / Service / Method that creates new or unique value for Botswana Innovation Hub stakeholders and Botswana
    Stage / Level of Innovation (Idea, Research / Screening and Experimentation, Testing / Proof of Concept / Prototyping, Commercialization / Production, Diffusion and Implementation)
  • Target Market / Social Need being Addressed
  • Benefits to Botswana:
    Employment creation
    Knowledge Creation and Skills Transfer
    Advancement of Science and Technology within the Botswana
  • Business / Partnership model and Funding Aspects
  • Leadership (Visionary and qualified leadership to play the critical role in driving the business towards its goal)
  • Capital investment in land, buildings, infrastructure, and equipment

2) Eligibility

Businesses in the sectors of solar energy, water technologies, sustainability, coal utilisation, and waste management are eligible.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Botswana.

4) Budget

No upper and lower budget limits are provided.

5) Application

Interested businesses can apply anytime throughout the year via their online form on the website. They are chosen based on their products/services, the level of innovation, the social need being addresses and the benefits to Botswana.

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