UCT GSB Solution Space

Ecosystem for high-impact early startups, innovation, entrepreneurs & research

The UCT GSB Solution Space is an ecosystem for high-impact early-startups, corporate innovation, and entrepreneurship development & research.

We provide an enabling environment in which South Africa’s entrepreneurial talent can work towards building innovation-led, scalable and sustainable enterprises that have a positive impact across our country and beyond.

The Solution Space was founded in 2014 at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. Its start-up capital came from the UCT Vice Chancellor’s Strategic Award, and our founding partner, the MTN Group, has provided significant support since 2015.

Through our multi-stakeholder approach, we fuse academia, industry and local communities. Through the university, we have access to state-of-the-art research and through our Philippi Hub, we are uniquely positioned to innovate relevant and high-impact solutions and engage with local communities while facilitating corporate innovation.


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Location Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Targets South Africa
Sectors Sector agnostic
SDG (2)
4. Quality Education, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth