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Smart-View Tech gets reward for clean-tech innovation

Keenan George, CEO of Smart-View Technology.
Keenan George, CEO of Smart-View Technology.

Smart-View Technology, a Cape Town-based start-up, recently emerged as the overall winner of the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme - SA (GCIP-SA) Awards for 2023/24.

GCIP-SA is part of a global programme aimed at addressing the most critical energy, environmental, and economic concerns by encouraging clean technology innovation and assisting SMEs and start-ups.

The specific areas of concentration are energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste beneficiation (including e-waste), water efficiency and green buildings, green transportation, and environmental protection (air, sea, and land).

This is a combined business accelerator programme that leads to an annual competition in which SMEs and start-ups are regularly trained, mentored, and assessed on their business concepts, investor pitches, communication and financial skills.

Smart-View Technology won first place in the 2023/24 cohort. The company assists organisations in optimising their utility resources, aligning with global goals to enhance operational efficiency, achieve zero pollution goals, and reduce utility cost.

The company promotes sustainability through net-zero digital utility management for enterprises.

Its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) utility management system delivers real-time, actionable insights to drive ESG goals and promote resource sustainability.

Major brands use the company's solutions, including Heineken, Virgin Active, Pepsico, and Grupo Bimbo.

On his LinkedIn page, Keenan George, CEO of Smart-View Technology, wrote: “This achievement is a testament to what we can accomplish with unwavering dedication to sustainability and innovation. It propels us forward in our quest for sustainable solutions and a better world.”

Smart-View's recognition for its ESG solutions comes as businesses are under pressure to rethink their operations in terms of sustainability, specifically lowering carbon emissions in line with net zero standards.

According to global consulting firm PwC, technology will not only help firms achieve net zero ambitions, but will also propel long-term development.

PwC says: “From generative AI to climate tech, investment in the right sustainable technology can unlock value and new opportunities and will underpin the transformation of businesses for the future."

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