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Empowering cleantech innovators and building enabling entrepreneurship ecosystems for a greener future.
GCIP at a glance
Who we are
Global Cleantech Innovation Programme promotes innovation and entrepreneurship in emerging markets and developing economies to address climate and environmental challenges. GCIP supports start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with innovative cleantech ideas in establishing and upscaling robust business models. GCIP also strengthens entrepreneurship ecosystems and facilitates partnerships and networking between private and public actors to ensure the long-term sustainability of its interventions.DISCOVER MORE
GCIP is unique in that it fosters a systemic approach by combining direct support to start-ups with ecosystem building, which leads to a multiple value creation and ensures an extremely wide impact.
GCIP GLOBAL PROGRAMME MANAGER
At the Global Environment Facility, we recognize the central role of cleantech SMEs in delivering game changing solution. By promoting cleantech innovation, entrepreneurship development and long-term ecosystem sustainability, GCIP has the potential to contribute to the critical systemic transformation needed to accelerate climate action.
GEF, SENIOR CLIMATE CHANGE SPECIALIST
The programme creates a platform for linking South African entrepreneurs, especially youth and women, with local and global investors, business and commercial partners, potentially resulting in the commercialisation of new products and services and ultimately, job creation.
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GCIP in a nutshell
Our focus, summarized
Bringing transformative solutions to market for a greener future
Providing top-level expertise and tailored business training
Unleashing the full potential of cleantech innovators
Connecting innovators to investment and collaboration opportunities
Leveraging the international network of UNIDO partners
Enabling ventures to make a difference and become successful