Case Study: Building economic resilience through partnerships that support early-stage innovation in the start-up eco-system
  Oct 28, 2020     Library, Document, News, GreenCape, South Africa, Cape Town, greentech, green economy, Case Study, Resilience, Resilient Cape Town, #resilient, Global Resilient Cities Network

GreenCape, supported by the City of Cape Town, has published a case study titled: Green Economy Enterprise and Development: Building economic resilience through partnerships that support early-stage innovation in the start-up eco-system.

This case study describes the resilence based rationale and outcome of the GreenPitch Innovation Challenge, hosted by GreenCape and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), in partnership with Invest Cape Town, an initiative of the City of Cape Town.

The case study discusses: 

  • How continued investment into earlystage green innovation strengthens the resilience of the local economy, thereby helping to survive and adapt during unexpected shocks.
  • The importance of collaboration and collaborative techniques in supporting green economy ecosystem innovation.
  • How partnerships can be mobilised to stimulate green business growth though supporting early-stage innovation.
  • The circular economy potential embedded in early-stage innovation and entrepreneurship support.

The case study is written for:

  • Cities and regions that are seeking to harness early-stage entrepreneurship towards developing market-driven and decentralised smart-city responses to climate change challenges.
  • Cities and regions focused on building economic resilience through innovation, enterprise development and job creation.
  • Businesses and entrepreneurs that are looking to capitalise on climate-induced business opportunities.
  • Funders and other organisations seeking to replicate similar programmes.

To access the full case study, click here.