Bridging knowledge exchange between Africa and Europe
We strengthen academic institutions and research on the African continent.
We work with
- African scientists and research institutions to enhance their positioning within the global research community
- European and American scientists and institutions who wish to collaborate with African partners
Our goal is to identify synergies between African and European research institutions for fruitful collaboration projects.
Highlighting African scientists’ profiles and achievements
We encourage and advise African scientists to build an online presence for their academic achievements.
Supporting global scientific networking
We assist African and European scientists in finding collaboration partners.
Collaboration with likeminded organisations
With our partners we offer support and consultation on various aspects such as institutional optimisation, career building, equipment donations and global exchange of knowledge and resources.
Science Communication Trainings
TCC Africa offers trainings in Science Communication across the African continent, course topics ranging from proposal writing to resource mobilisation, data analysis and communicating to non-scientists.
Surplus laboratory equipment
Contact us or the Seeding Labs team if you have state of the art science equipment from surplus, overstock, or traded-in items that you would like to donate to research institutions and universities in the global south.
Build your BioHacker Space
AfricaOSH is a gathering for everyone interested in Open Science Hardware as a means to achieve locally adapted, culturally relevant, technologically and economically feasible production in Africa.
SynTechBio – Biohacker Spaces Network – supports Biohacking and DIY-Bio initiatives in the global south, enhancing the communication and action of the worldwide community as a group. The first African member is KumasiHive from Ghana.
SynTechBio provides information about how to build a complete Biohacking/DIY-Bio Space. Download the manual in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
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Find more articles at scienceopen.com/collection/Research-in-Africa