Calling All Innovators and Entrepreneurs!

Are you developing economically viable green economy innovations in Mpumalanga? The Mpumalanga Green Cluster Agency invites you to enter the 2024 Mpumalanga SME Green Innovation Challenge! Showcase your innovative green business ventures and stand a chance to pitch to our panel of judges.


Key Dates:

  • Entries Open: Monday, 17 June 2024
  • Entries Close: Friday, 30 August 2024
  • Event Date and Prize giving: Saturday, 14 September 2024

Why Participate?

Identifying and supporting new green business ventures can create jobs, drive economic growth, and ensure a just transition to a sustainable future. This initiative is part of MGCA’s broader efforts to support economic growth in Mpumalanga.


Entry Requirements:

  • Entrepreneurs with green economy Solutions must be based in Mpumalanga.
  • Solutions must be in the pre-venture (ideation, conceptual) or early-stage start-up (proof of concept, such as pilot projects running and seeking first-round seed funding).
  • Solutions should address one or more of the following sectors: Renewable energy, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, Green Manufacturing (including Circular Economy and Waste Management, Sustainable Mobility, Water and Sanitation, Green Tourism.


Why Enter?

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with potential investors, business incubators, government decision-makers, and green economy experts.
  • Prizes and Support: Win cash prizes and in-kind business support. More details to follow.
  • Eco-System Access: Gain access to a supportive green economy network.


How to Enter ?: Complete the digital entry form available here. The winner will be selected by a judging panel on the day of the event, and their decision will be final. Terms and conditions apply.


Join us in driving low-carbon economic growth and making a positive impact on our community and the environment.


TAGS: Renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, sustainable mobility, water and sanitation, green manufacturing, circular economy, green tourism.


We look forward to your innovative contributions!