About the SafetyTech Initiative
The Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) has launched two initiatives to develop SafetyTech and ScreenTech as part of its Dash-Tech Project. The overarching aim of the Project is to harness the strengths and interconnectedness of the local tech ecosystem to solve some of the province’s most pressing problems and open up opportunities for the Western Cape digital economy.
SafetyTech incorporates all technology-focused systems and processes, hardware, software and resources that contribute to the creation of an environment where adverse incidents are minimised, and citizens are able to lead lives free from fear of personal harm or asset loss.
The Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) invites SafetyTech startups to take part in the upcoming Community of Practice (CoP) workshops, powered by Loudhailer and Silicon Cape. The workshops will allow members of the ecosystem to connect with, support and challenge their peers for mutual benefit. The aim is to strengthen relationships between stakeholders and bolster their collective learning, while also developing a set of resources for shared benefit, advocacy and collaboration. With expert facilitation, members will develop a set of key outcomes to be achieved over the next three years.
|Date: 24 February 2021|
|Time: 10:30 – 12:00|
What does the initiative strive to achieve?
- To bring the ecosystem together to contribute to the creation of an environment where adverse incidents are minimised and citizens in their communities are able to lead lives free from fear of personal harm or asset loss.
- To develop an energised stakeholder community committed to the accelerated, successful implementation of identified challenges and opportunities.
- To foster a safe, secure and enabling environment for communities that stimulates entrepreneurial endeavour and attracts investment.
- To enhance the vibrant digital ecosystem in the Western Cape and ensure that it is capable of providing commercially viable digital solutions to current, emerging and future challenges and opportunities in both the public and private sectors.
- To nurture a digital ecosystem that is able to contribute to the acceleration and sustainment of economic growth and quality job creation in the Western Cape.
- To enable the growth and development of successful technology entrepreneurs through the local development of content and Intellectual Property.
Why the initiative was started?
To contribute to the accelerated development of the digital economy in the Western Cape through the identification and activation of commercially viable, scalable opportunities for digital innovation that benefit the Safety and Security sector.
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