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The BioFISA II: From a Researcher to an Entrepreneur in One Week - the Importance of Business Learning for Scientists

Group picture of all the BioFISA II Lean Entrepreneur in Biosciences participants. Photo Markku Pekonen.A training called Lean Entrepreneur in Biosciences was organized in July 2016 to highlight the importance of business skills, entrepreneurship, in biosciences. The BioFISA II is a programme funded by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST), providing funds for researchers developing innovative products in biosciences. More...

Community Action against Gender-based Violence in South Africa

The discussion with the community of Ekangala was honest and vibrant with a lot of singing and dancing to celebrate womens monthAugust is celebrated as women's month in South Africa, but is there really much for women to celebrate? This was one of the questions raised at a discussion event in the town of Ekangala, organized by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) and the Embassy of Finland on August 23, 2016. More...

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