The University of Nairobi is planning an Innovation Week that will bring together technology entrepreneurs, business start-ups, investors, innovators and established business people together as they discuss ways of making Kenya a top IT hub in Africa. This was revealed when Innovation team visited the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi in his office today April, 17, 2015.
Speaking during the meeting, the Vice-Chancellor challenged the Innovation Team to be the game changer in the ICT sector bearing in mind that the University is branding and transforming rapidly. He assured the team of full management support even as they proceed with organization of the global event.
Armed with the theme “Innovate and Prosper” the Innovation Week is set to roll and has its objectives set, these being ; showcasing innovations by incubatees and researchers, offer a platform for presentations of academic papers, showcase successful innovation case studies and an opportunity to champion discussions on innovations.
The Innovation Week will be an annual event held every August and international exhibitors will be invited as well. The Innovation Week will be held at the Graduation Square. Those expected to participate include University of Nairobi Innovators, Innovators from other universities, Entrepreneurs, Government Institutions, Incubation Hubs like iHub, Investors and invited guests from countries like Israel, USA and China.
More information can be found on www.innovationweek.co.ke
Innovation Week is an event that brings together technocrats from C4D Lab, Fab Lab, Dental School, School of Engineering, School of Veterinary Science among others. The team is headed by Prof. Lucy Irungu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension.