2021 GCIP Finalists C1

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an initiative of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, has announced the top 10 finalists for the TIA Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP-SA). The announcement follows the last round of 2020-2021 GCIP-SA pitching sessions by innovators and entrepreneurs in Cape Town and Johannesburg in February 2021. The process started in March 2020 and attracted 81 prospective participants from various parts of the country. Following an intensive drive of screenings that were conducted, only 20 participants were shortlisted to partake in the second round.

The aim of the programme is to promote clean technology innovation and support entrepreneurs in growing their small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMMEs) and start-ups into viable, investment-ready businesses. The programme offers entrepreneurs training, mentoring, access to capital, cash awards and opportunities to showcase their products.

The GCIP-SA is part of a joint global initiative in conjunction with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Project Developer and International Implementer), the Global Environmental Fund and the Black Business Council.

Congratulations to all the finalists, the overall winner will be announced at a Gala Dinner on 26 March 2021 at a venue to be announced.