France commits R7.1 million towards Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct

France has committed 450,000 euros (R7.1 million) towards the University of the Witwatersrand’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct. The phase 2 signing event to renew the partnership agreement between Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, AFD – Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) was a great success.

This relationship began in 2018 when Tshimologong, in partnership with AFD and IFAS, launched the Digital Content Hub (DCH), an incubator for innovative and creative audio visual content.

The partnership provided access to industry experts and markets across Africa and France in the audio visual sector, namely animation, video gaming, virtual reality, digital arts and music.

The new partnership agreement will (amongst other amazing projects and programmes) enable the Digital Content Hub to launch a Gaming Incubator. The initiative is based on industry research that Tshimologong convened with local and international industry experts to grow and transform the South African Game Development Ecosystem.

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