South Africa
Clean Energy
Waste Management
Water management

The Savant Build Programme is looking for early-stage startups that are solving complex, green economy focused problems through science and engineering-based technology to join their Build Programme 2024 and receive credibility backing and support from Savant and USAID Mobilizing Investment. 

Savant's investment readiness programme is strategically designed to serve as a robust launchpad for post-revenue science and engineering founders, focusing on deep-technology hardware with proven capabilities for scale and commercialisation. The programme offers comprehensive support, including expert masterclasses, networking opportunities, and essential capital access, empowering engineering and science-based startups to build upon their existing impact within the region's green economy. 

Preferred Sectors: 

  • Clean energy and energy efficiency 
  • Sustainable waste management practices 
  • Sustainable agriculture 
  • Water management 

Click here to apply for the programme

Closing date
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
​Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Clean Technologies
Electricty, gas, steam, and air conditioning supply
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities