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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