Development Accelerator 2020

Annual report

Development Accelerator (DA) co-finances early-stage projects with a Dutch interest in the health, the agri-food, water, renewable energy and climate sectors in emerging markets.

The DA also provides capital support for Dutch start-ups with innovative solutions for societal challenges in emerging markets that create positive impact on the Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2020, the Development Accelerator co- financed 15 projects in the agri-food, water, energy and
health sector.

The second edition of Finture Solutions was held in June and five innovative start-up winners were selected to scale their solutions in emerging markets across the world.

In response to the pandemic and need for innovative technological solution the Development Accelerator approved EUR 1.2 million for COVID-19 related projects.

Our committed portfolio

Total committed portfolio

€ 16.7 million

Total committed portfolio by region

Demin Production

DA funds Wiser Globe B.V. with validating, creating demand and scaling up the patented Wiser Wash technique across Phung Phu International's (PPJ) denim laundry facilities in Vietnam.

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International quality teaching hospital in Bangladesh

DA supports Alinea International Pty. Ltd., mandated by the Prime Bank Foundation to develop a private teaching hospital, together with a consortium of reputable international partners, including International Hospital Group and Philips from the Netherlands.

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Circular farming solution in South Africa

DA supports Colsen International B.V., an innovative, family-owned Dutch SME, focusing on water technology, energy and environmental technology. Through their subsidiary Aquest Colsen Ltd in South Africa, they are developing a manure to energy solution to serve almost 50 chicken farms in the West Cape region in South Africa.

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