#cocreate2ACCELERATE kicks off with a bang!
On 28 August 2017 we had the privilege of meeting the participants for this year's #cocreate2ACCELERATE Programme. The programme is an incredible opportunity for South African and Dutch start-/scale-ups to (net)work and engage on challenges faced by businesses in both countries.
The program is an initiative by the Dutch Consulate General in Cape Town, with the goal of building relationships between high potential young companies from both countries, with the possibility for international partnerships and expansion.
For more information, visit www.cocreatesa.nl
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Between 5-9 October 2020, the Kingdom of the Netherlands partnered with The Hague Institute of Innovation and Law (Hiil) and held a #BarcampforJustice to find technology-based solutions to the scourge of gender-based violence in South Africa. It was an exciting week of ideation, co-creation and sleepless nights with teams trying to come up with winning solutions. We would like to congratulate the winners – Guardian Gabriel and CASA. Guardian Gabriel […]Read More
The Kingdom of the Netherlands believes that we can co-create pioneering digital solutions to local challenges by facilitating innovative partnerships. Read more on the companies below and click on the logos to visit their website.Read More
[9 July 2020]. The Dutch government has teamed up with local online retailer Yebo Fresh, as well as Netherlands-based Run4Schools, a foundation that finances and organises in-school and after-school sports care in the townships of South Africa, to help families in need in the Mitchells Plain area. With donations of 530 food parcels to be delivered, this is a contribution to relieve many people who have been struggling to cope as […]Read More
The Netherlands in South Africa in partnership with the House of Le Cap, draws attention to the importance of equal rights for LGBTI people this year on 17 May, in celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). Each year we commemorate International Day Against Homophobia with a collaboration event and this year is no different. We are having a quarantine ball! The Quarantine Ball will be […]Read More
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Participate in the pilot of The Water Hub accelerator programme: Western Cape, South Africa Check out the application form here The Water Hub invites Dutch water technology companies to apply to participate in the pilot of the Water Hub accelerator programme. If you have cost-effective, innovative solutions that fit into one or more of the categories below, please apply by 30 September 2020: Water pressure management systems […]Read More
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CAPE TOWN (30 January 2020). This year’s #cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL will gather at the vibrant Guga S’thebe Cultural Centre on 24 and 25 February 2020. The event will host two days of inspiring speakers, practical workshops, Oxford-style debates and networking receptions. This year’s theme, “Towards Digital Inclusion” will focus on the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and its impact on the creative industry. The event is hosted by The Kingdom of the […]Read More
This morning Consul General swapped four wheels for two and joined the #RedSocksFriday with the passionate cycling community of Cape Town. “We’re trying to encourage people to ride in the city.” – Sindile Mavundla, Program Lead at TSIBA Business and Founder of Khaltsha Cycles “We need to build the relationship between motorists and cyclists so riding through the middle of the city now in the middle of the day, motorists […]Read More
CAPE TOWN [30 October 2019]. The diplomatic missions of the Netherlands in South Africa will be hosting their biennial flagship project #cocreateMYCITY in Cape Town in November 2019. The initiative will bring together South African and Dutch stakeholders to discuss ways to co-create economically, environmentally and socially Resilient Cities, focusing on sustainable and innovative solutions to urban challenges. Dutch Vice Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Hanneke J.W. Schuiling, and the […]Read More
CAPE TOWN (2 September 2019). Dutch and South African (SA) poets and spoken word artists use words to build bridges at the fourth edition of #cocreatePOETICA at the Open Book Festival. This year, the programme will welcome award-winning Dutch poets Radna Fabias and Simone Atangana Bekono, who will join SA poets in workshops, performances and themed discussions between 4 – 8 September 2019. #cocreatePOETICA is a collaboration between Open Book […]Read More