Cape Craft+Design Institute Profile

Cape Craft+Design Institute

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Contact Details

2nd Floor Harrington House, 37 Barrack Street East City, Cape Town, 8001

+27(0) 461 1488

The Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) was set up in 2001 to support the needs of creative businesses in the Western Cape, and to grow the region’s craft and design sector. A not-for-profit company, the CCDI is a joint initiative of Western Cape Government and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).

Over the years we have developed a range of activities to help improve creative businesses. We work with craft producers, designers and a wide range of other creative entrepreneurs. Whether you need a short course on how to cost your product or service, time in our Product Support space developing your latest idea, or support to access markets, we have a range of services to help you grow.

Our three core programmes are:

1. Product Support
Provides an environment in which designers and craft producers can further develop their existing products or prototype new products.
2. Business Support
Helps craft producers and designers to develop skills in creativity, business and production management, and marketing.
3. Market Support
Assists designers and craft producers to define and reach their targeted markets.

Focus Areas

Target Client / Entrepreneur Profile
  • Elderly
  • Entrepreneurs with disabilities
  • Immigrants
  • Inventors
  • Low Income
  • Poor / Indigent
  • Refugees
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Woman
  • Youth
Entrepreuneurial Motivation
  • Creation of a micro or small business

Entrepreuneurial Phase
  • Ideation / idea creation
  • Proof of Concept / seed
  • Start up
  • Early
  • Accelerate / Expansion
  • Maturity
Target Industry
  • Creative

Location / Demographic Area
Location: Cape Town, West Coast, Central Karoo, Overberg, Cape Winelands and Eden districts

  • Rural
  • Urban
Services Offered
  • 3D printing, scanning, prototyping
  • Branding
  • Business Advisory Support
  • Business and entrepreneurship Training
  • Design
  • Market Research
  • Marketing
  • Mentorship
  • Product/Prototype Development
  • Social marketing
  • Wet labs

Funding Provided
  • None
Business Support Type
  • Other Education and training
  • Support Services

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