Harry Akligoh is a Researcher with the Open Bioeconomy Lab and Technical Associate at Kumasi Hive in Ghana. He is a professional biomedical scientist and worked for a year in the clinical diagnostic sector in Ghana. At present he is mobilizing the open science community in Africa through the Africa Open Science Hardware Summit (Africa OSH) to democratize the use and adoption of DIY Bio and community biotechnology to drive biology research necessary for harnessing the power of Africa’s biotechnology industry in education and research. His research with the Open Bioeconomy Lab focuses on understanding the molecular biology reagent accessibility issues in Africa, exploring business models around the local bio-manufacturing of these enzymes as an alternative for creating an open, sustainable and equitable bio-economy in Africa and will soon begin testing some locally produced and purified DNA polymerase enzymes on clinical samples as part of his MPhil research work. Harry also works training young university students and graduates in Ghana to build and prototype open science hardware for biology and environmental sensing as part of the Biomaker Africa project. He also consults for the Africa Health Innovation Centre (AHIC) as a research fellow shaping and curating a strategy for the adoption of research and entrepreneurship in driving health innovation across Ghana and Africa.