Incubation Benefits

Propella – We incubate, accelerate and graduate

Providing support for innovators with disruptive technology which gives manufacturing in the Eastern Cape and the rest of South Africa a competitive global advantage.

Propella is a partnership between the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, the Industrial Development Corporation and the private sector. Our main areas of focus are on renewable energy generation, energy efficiency and related technologies, advanced manufacturing and supply chain optimisation.

Our MAD Propella supports entrepreneurs in the music, art and design fields.

The incubator/acceleration delivery model will include:


Founding Partners

  • NMU
  • Engeli
  • IDC
  • Innovolve
  • 1

Industry Partners


    Algoa FM



    Telkom Future Makers
  • 1


For general information about the Propella Business Incubator, please contact us at:
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  +27 41 502 3700
  0861 55 55 33
 Humerail Business Park, Oakworth Drive, Humewood 6001

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