BioSA was appointed by COFISA to facilitate and coordinate a trade visit to South Africa by senior representatives from the Finnish Biotech Clusters, which took place in March / April 2008. The purpose of this initiative was to establish networks between senior representatives from the Finnish and South African biotechnology and life science sectors, with the aim of creating long term knowledge exchange of Finnish biotech practices, and assisting with developing research, trade and mutually beneficial relationships between South African biotechnology and life science businesses and their counterparts in Finland. The main objectives of this initiative, i.e. to promote SA-Finnish collaboration in the biotechnology and life science sectors, and to capacitise BioSA as an intermediary institution in the National System of Innovation, were successfully achieved. The presentations of the Finnish and South African speakers are available here for your perusal.