To nurture innovation through a collaborative ecosystem of entrepreneurship within Higher Education that fosters sustainable economic growth in Nelson Mandela Bay.


To encourage development, commercialization, and entrepreneurship that advances the economy of Nelson Mandela Bay through providing student entrepreneurs and youth owned enterprises access to mentors, advisors, training, capital and university resources.


The CFERI embraces and upholds the values held by the Nelson Mandela University wherein it based and located which are:

• Diversity

• Excellence

• Ubuntu

• Social Justice & Equality

• Integrity

• Environmental stewardship

The CFERI offices are located at the North Campus, K Project Building, Ground Floor.

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