BET Ghana - Building Expertise and Training for growth in the consumer goods and food processing industries in Ghana

Enhancing knowledge, research capacities and professional skills among researchers, lecturers and students, as well as entrepreneurs in the Ghanaian consumer goods and food processing industries - Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and the University of Cape Coast have teamed up to achieve these goals, focussing on applied research, digital learning development and start up training.
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Peter Kweku Anowie, entrepreneur shoe maker and university graduate, presenting his business.

+++Conference registration now open+++ Find out about the 8th annual conference on Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa+++

Visit our blog to find out about our activities on www.bet-ghana.net/blog!

BET Ghana is a transdisciplinary research and transfer project between the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, the University of Cape Coast and partners from the consumer goods and food processing industries in Germany/Europe and Ghana. The stated overall project goal is to enhance employability and (self-) employment opportunity of students and graduates specifically in the Ghanaian consumer goods and food processing industry. This shall eventually increase the competitiveness and growth of the Ghanaian consumer goods and food processing industry and promote innovation and job creation, which will be facilitated by the transfer of knowledge between academia and the private sector.

Find out about our team

The project consists of three pillars, namely (1) the set up of a research task force Consumer goods and food processing industry, (2) digital and blended learning, and (3) start up training and development. These pillars are interconnected, with the generated knowledge through applied research feeding into the development of digital and blended learning formats, and in the coaching and counselling of entrepreneurs. At the same time, students while being enabled to study the field of consumer goods and food processing will contribute to generation of knowledge through small scale applied research projects. The development of business ideas will eventually offer more insights into the challenges and dynamics of the consumer goods and food processing industry in Ghana as it also related to the global economy, specifically Europe and Germany.

Get involved - contact us!

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Three pillars of the BET Ghana project

Project partners

The BET Ghana project is supported by the following industry partners from Ghana and Germany:

AfricaWorks - Shaping Collaboration

africon - Bridging potentials

Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE)

Bonn/Rhine-Sieg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI Bonn/Rhine-Sieg)

Kolics Venturs / Koliko Wear

Oye Industries Ltd.

Peelco Ltd. 

True Fruits GmbH 

Project sponsorship

The BET Ghana project is generously funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The total funding amounts to 630 000 Euros over the full project duration.

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg