The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) was established at the University of the Western Cape in 2013 to develop and grow entrepreneurial thinking and acting within all disciplines on campus. The CEI purpose is provide a holistic and integrated entrepreneurial development support for both students and broader community of SMME’s in the Western Cape designed to create future entrepreneurial leaders and vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The CEI promotes this vision by coordinating entrepreneurship-related activities at UWC, fostering entrepreneurship development on campus and conducting research on entrepreneurship to drive relevant policy development. In keeping with UWC’s ethos of being community-based, the CEI has developed considerable experience and expertise in supporting training and networking among entrepreneurs in the Western Cape.