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DISF second round recipients take further steps

About 18 months ago, seven Western Cape entrepreneurs received grants of up to half a million Rands each from the second round of the Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF) – we caught up with them to find out how things are progressing with their cutting-edge innovations. The DISF is a project of the Craft and [...]

By | 2018-08-10T09:38:49+00:00 August 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

New application round opens for Growth Fund

A new application round has opened for the R12.8million Growth Fund to boost SME growth and job creation. The Growth Fund is a grant fund specifically for growing South African small businesses who need a cash injection to scale up further and create jobs. The Growth Fund is managed by CDI Capital, which was incorporated [...]

By | 2018-06-29T08:57:23+00:00 June 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

DISF recipients win international awards

Two of the seven recipients of the second round of the Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF) have won prestigious awards. SmartBlade took home the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) Fresenius Innovation Award 2017. Dr Caroline Corbett developed the SmartBlade in conjunction with her husband Nick Nevin in a bid to enhance access to [...]

By | 2018-04-16T11:30:27+00:00 April 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

R33million boost for job creation and innovation in SA

(Left to Right) Najwah Allie-Edries, Deputy Director General Employment Facilitation within the Jobs Fund; Mariette Williams, Programmes Director at the Craft and Design Institute (CDI); Bev Missing, founder and owner of RAIN (Jobs Fund recipient 2012-15) The Craft + Design Institute (CDI) has today launched R33million in funding to boost SME growth, job creation and [...]

By | 2018-08-12T20:11:00+00:00 November 27th, 2017|News|0 Comments

DISF recipients make strides with their innovations

It’s been six months since seven Western Cape entrepreneurs received grants of up to half a million Rands each from the second round of the Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF) – they are moving ahead swiftly with their cutting-edge innovations which could lead to major advancements in the region’s agri-processing, health and bio-tech, and the [...]

By | 2018-08-12T20:09:33+00:00 October 12th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Innovators in the Western Cape get a healthy boost

A set of Western Cape entrepreneurs have developed cutting-edge innovations which could lead to major advancements in the region’s agri-processing, health and bio-tech, and the manufacturing sectors. Seven innovations in the Western Cape have been given a healthy boost, with grants of up to half a million Rands each from the second round of the [...]

By | 2018-08-12T20:10:39+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|News|0 Comments