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  1. 1. Show Me the Money: Funding for SA cleantech Aman Baboolal (Analyst, GreenCape) September 2017 NCPC
  2. 2. NCPC September 2017 | Cape Town GreenCape Who are Green SMEs Observations: SMEs Observations: Funders Going forward
  3. 3. NCPC September 2017 | Cape Town GreenCape Who are Green SMEs Observations: SMEs Observations: Funders Going forward
  4. 4. A focus on manufacturing allows the green economy needs to become a permanent fixture in the national economy OVERVIEW | 4 Mandate “To support the accelerated development of the Western Cape green economy” Vision “The Western Cape is the green economy hub for Sub-Saharan Africa – the regional headquarters and manufacturing centre for leading companies in this space” ▪ Economic growth - Increased investment - Job creation ▪ Lower carbon ▪ More resource efficient ▪ Increase local production
  5. 5. The range of work crosses a wide variety of outputs | 5 OVERVIEW PASSIVE / INTERNAL ACTIVE / CLIENT-FACING Research: • Field data through key relationships, site visits and networking • Market Intelligence Reports • Knowledge pieces • Industry updates Tools: • Green-Agri Portal • Decision-making tools e.g. waste, non-revenue water • Regulatory and legislative advice e.g. tariff work • Green Finance Database Stakeholder engagement: • Networking events • Thought leadership presentations • Setting up cross-sectoral and triple helix meetings • Support for industry gatherings Front-line activity: • Proposed Special Economic Zone for Greentech manufacturing • Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP) • Market Connect and Finance Lab
  6. 6. Headline results indicate that GreenCape has made significant socio-economic strides in setting up a cleantech foundation in SA OVERVIEW | 6 • ZAR 17bn investment in the Western Cape since 2011 • > 10,000 local jobs created • > 1,000 members • 1st African Cleantech cluster invited to join the world leading regions – International Cleantech Network (ICN)
  7. 7. Green Finance Databases GREEN FINANCE | 7  GreenCape’s Green Finance Database ‒ The Green Finance Desk has compiled and continues to maintain a database of funding sources and incentives that could be relevant to companies operating in the green space. ‒ The database contains information on funding opportunities, the types of funding and institutions providing the funding and contact details. It is ideal for any entity seeking a broad range of funding solutions and financial incentives, with a largely South African focus.  Other databases ‒ Finfind (includes learning and business advisory aspects; local emphasis) ‒ Allied Crowds (includes an entrepreneur hub with tools; global ‒ RECP (focus on energy-related project development in Africa)  Funding directories (PDFs)
  8. 8. NCPC September 2017 | Cape Town GreenCape Who are Green SMEs Observations: SMEs Observations: Funders Going forward
  9. 9. Who are Green SMEs OBSERVATIONS | 9
  10. 10. NCPC September 2017 | Cape Town GreenCape Who are Green SMEs Observations: SMEs Observations: Funders Going forward
  11. 11. SMEs OBSERVATIONS | 11 • Unique relationship with money - Requires: Investor mindset - Distinguish: Business vs Product - Avoid: Outsourcing “money stuff”
  12. 12. NCPC September 2017 | Cape Town GreenCape Who are Green SMEs Observations: SMEs Observations: Funders Going forward
  13. 13. Funders OBSERVATIONS | 13 • Lack of inhouse-technical knowledge • Perception of technological risk • Basel III • VC models • Funding gaps - Demo - Project finance (small scale)
  14. 14. NCPC September 2017 | Cape Town GreenCape Who are Green SMEs Observations: SMEs Observations: Funders Going forward
  15. 15. Going forward GOING FORWARD | 15 • Innovative solutions - Green Investment Bank (e.g., PACE) - Green Outcomes Fund - Learning from groups like Breakthrough Energy Ventures - Institutional investors? - Matchmaking
  16. 16. Thank You Aman Baboolal aman@greencape.co.za www.greencape.co.za
  17. 17. How are we set up? | 17 Programmes Sector Desk & Market Reports Projects Ring-fenced project OVERVIEW Energy Resources Waste WISP (Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme) Atlantis SEZ office Renewable Energy (Utility) Energy Efficiency Agriculture Water Waste Smart Electricity Smart Water Allocation Bioenergy and resource productivity Cross-cutting Green Finance Skills Technical and knowledge support Business matchmaking Uptake for Alternative Waste Treatment – Municipal Value Chain Assessment Builder Rubble in roads uptake

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