Last update date 12 November 2021

Description of measure

SABDI was launched by the Department of Science and Innovation of South Africa and is a contracted fund which supports collaborative and integrative research projects that focus on functional genomics, structural biology, synthetic biology and systems biology. SABDI is particularly interested in bridging the physical, computational, engineering and life science disciplines. The main activities of SABDI are: fostering high end cross-disciplinary, transformational skills development in SABDI areas; funding projects that have cross-functional application; encouraging collaborations in the aim to to commercialise suitable technologies for job creation. The main beneficiaries are academia organisations, industries and government. The main success factor of SABDI is that it evolves novel synergies resulting in solutions not achievable when applying each of the disciplines individually.

South Africa
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