Exploration: ICT and Moving On!

Africa Brazil China

With its original and flexible approach that integrates traditional educational structures, hands-on methodologies and interactive workshops, SMART Start-up provides tools, concepts, methodologies and the means to further society’s efforts in support of sustainable lifestyles. The training supports creativity for innovation and entrepreneurship on a general level and can be tailored to boost innovation within a particular industry as has been done with the ICT sector.

Launched in October of 2010, SMART Start- up ICT focuses on stimulating sustainable entrepreneurship and developing skills and capacity among young people in China, South Africa and Brazil. Working in partnership with universities and colleges, this project presents an opportunity for potential entrepreneurs to develop sustainable business ideas and provides a platform for collaboration between multinational companies, micro entrepreneurs, and supportive civil society organizations.

Sponsored by Deutsche Telekom and wit the support of T-Systems, the ICT edition is the fruit of the collaboration between the CSCP and Deutsche Telekom and it stemmed from the need of improving the quality of entrepreneurship and ensuring sustainable practices in the ICT industry by inspiring the larger society.