To promote the development of the green economy in the Western Cape, the Western Cape Government would like to encourage collaboration between stakeholders, including those in government, industry and academia. To enable this, a database of experts doing Research & Development (R&D) for the Green Economy (ReDGE) has been established.
Goal, scope and access
The ReDGE database is freely available as a resource (in excel form) to government, industry and researchers below and via the 110% Green website.
It is important to note that the ReDGE database is a self-reported database of government, industry and academic experts currently conducting R&D in the green economy space. It is therefore not complete or exhaustive. Indeed, some of the key researchers in the field have expressly asked not to be listed, as they are already inundated with requests for information and/or collaboration. However, it is the intent that this database be used to identify key institutions, departments and centres doing R&D for the green economy in the Western Cape, and their focus areas, so that those who would like to collaborate or would like R&D support in the Western Cape have a starting point for initiating conversations with relevant institutions and researchers.
Data for ReDGE were collected between 2018 and 2021. In 2017/18 basic data was collected. In 2018/19 richer data including data on projects was collected. In 2017/18 there were 297 entries onto the database whilst in 2018/19 there were 78 entries. The database has recently been updated following more research in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 years.
Many researchers outside of the Western Cape have also provided their details to be listed. To promote national and international collaboration, those entries have been retained. The diagrams at the end of this page provide an indication of the distribution of entries in terms of type, location and focus areas in 2017/18 and 2018/19 respectively.
How to access and use the database
Download the ReDGE database here.
The database has five sheets: INSTRUCTIONS, ReDGE 2017/18, ReDGE 2018/19, ReDGE 2019/20 & ReDGE 2020/21.
The INSTRUCTIONS sheet explains how to search for particular information on the ReDGE sheets that constitute the database. (e.g. how to search for researchers with particular focus areas, from particular institutions etc.).
How to correct errors in the database
For any errors that need to be corrected, including to be removed from the list, contact the GreenCape communications team here.
How to be added to the database
If you would like to add your details to this database, you are encouraged to please contact us.
Feedback on ReDGE
We would welcome feedback on the current ReDGE database to gauge how useful it is to stakeholders in government, industry and academia, as well as to improve the database in the future (e.g. in terms of content, usability etc.).
Please contact us to send any feedback you have.