Given UWC’s history of growing and developing leaders that have impacted significantly in the political and economic development space in South Africa, UWC through its Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) works to generate the same successful outcomes in the areas of entrepreneurship education, innovation and small business development as it has done in so many other areas of national development.
The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a leading Centre at the University of the Western Cape which envisions “connecting possibilities” through an entrepreneurial ecosystem that cultivates the next generation of employers and job creators.
The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) coordinates entrepreneurship training for students at the University of the Western Cape and entrepreneurs through a number of co-curricular programmes and activities in partnership with external stakeholders. The CEI activates students to consider entrepreneurship as a valid career option after graduation.
The CEI combines entrepreneurship education, which is largely theoretical, with entrepreneurship training, which has a more practical focus on skills transfer and measurable results. The focus on practical results ensures that CEI courses and projects are relevant and add value, benefitting not only the entrepreneurs who participate in them but providing a satisfactory return for the funders and other stakeholders that have invested in partnering with us.
The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) vision is to be recognized as the leading Centre “connecting possibilities” through an entrepreneurial ecosystem that cultivates the next generation of employers and job creators.
1. To develop and grow entrepreneurial thinking and acting within all disciplines across campus, the city and nation.
2. To consolidate, coordinate and synergize student entrepreneurship activities at UWC.
3. To provide academic support for faculties to enhance student experience & teaching and learning.
4. To co-create with Corporates and Public Institutions bespoke Enterprise & Supplier Development (ESD)