Circular Economy Accelerator

Circular Economy Accelerator is a circular economy growth and development plan for SMEs. 


Circular Economy Accelerator is a multiphase programme that utilises Fetola’s proven methodology to stimulate economic recovery, promote vitality and growth of small enterprises in underserved communities in South Africa. 

  • Phase 1 is CEA Boost, a six-month, intensive programme that is focused on stimulating growth and job security for established businesses in the circular economy and green sector. Applications are open.
  • Phase 2 is the 18-month Circular Economy Accelerator which is designed to strengthen early-stage, high-potential SMEs so that they are positioned for long-term business resilience, ultimately contributing to stronger local economies and increased social benefit to underserved communities. 
  • Phase 3 is The Green Tech Exchange which will support the scaling-up of promising products and technologies, thereby enhancing the growth of sustainable businesses, leading to new jobs and increased revenue.

To find out more, download our Programme Brochure… 

Circular Economy Boost

Circular Economy Boost is an intensive, six-month programme designed to improve the success of established, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) active in the circular economy, environmental sustainability, recycling, waste reduction and related sectors.   

There are only 50 places available for this intensive, six-month programme and the opportunity is open to all businesses who meet the following criteria:  

The programme offers very focused, practical and deliberate support to unlock exponential growth through a range of targeted interventions, including: 

Investment Readiness

To strengthen your investment case and access to finance

Market Access

To open new markets and make introductions to prospective client

Supply Chain

Readiness to strengthen skills and unlock new growth opportunities

Process Engineering

To improve efficiencies, minimise wastage and increase margins

Applications close on 20 August 2021

For more information, please contact Lou-Anne Marshall at


CEA Boost is being implemented by Fetola, in partnership with J.P.Morgan , the Embassy of Finland and others.