About the ScreenTech 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.
ScreenTech currently refers to anything that has to do with a screen and ranges from mobile phones and navigation devices, to digital video games and smartwatches.
The Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) invites ScreenTech 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: 22 January 2021|
|Time: 10:00 – 11:30|
What does the initiative strive to achieve?
- To create an enabling and empowering ScreenTech ecosystem by bringing together stakeholders from across the sector to share knowledge, support and challenge each other for collective learning and mutual benefit.
- To develop an energised stakeholder community.
- 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.
- To foster a leading, innovative and enabling environment for entrepreneurs that stimulates business development 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?
The ScreenTech project was established to contribute to the accelerated development of the digital economy in the Western Cape.
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