The GCIP-SA is part of a global initiative aimed at promoting clean technology innovation and supporting entrepreneurs in growing their SMEs and start-ups into viable, investment-ready businesses. In South Africa, the programme is jointly implemented by the Technology Innovation Agency and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, with funding from the Global Environment Facility. The main knowledge partner is the U.S. based Cleantech Open.

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GCIP-SA Journey 2014-2017

“The programme also creates a platform for linking South African entrepreneurs with investors, business and commercial partners, potentially resulting in the commercialisation of new products and services and, ultimately, job creation”Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Naledi Pandor, 2016 Gala Dinner.

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Louise Williamson – African Entrepreneurship Award

Louise Williamson, winner of the GCIP-SA Impact for Social Innovation Award in 2016, has been selected as a finalist of the 2017 African Entrepreneurship Award. She will join 40 other entrepreneurs from 19 countries from the continent in Casablanca, Morocco, d...

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GCIP-SA at the 2017 SAEEC Conference

GCIP-SA alumnus Lovell Emslie of Pegasus Green Engineered Mobility participated in a joint GCIP-SA and Low Carbon Transport – South Africa (LCT-SA) session at the 12th Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation Conference (SAEEC), which took place at ...

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Top cleantech innovators announced at gala event

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor presented the prizes to the 2017 GCIP-SA top performers at a gala event in Pretoria on 3 November 2017. A grand prize of R120,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles has been awarded to Bandile Dlabantu, w...

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GCIP-SA Finalist Announcement

We have reached an exciting milestone in this year’s programme, with the announcement of eleven finalist teams for GCIP South Africa 2017. Over the past two weeks, three panels of independent judges had the very difficult task of selecting these Finalists fr...

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