Development Accelerator 2020
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
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
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.
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.
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.