Nairobi Innovation Week is an event organized by the University of Nairobi that is held every year. The event is all about celebrating local and international innovations. It is the right place for Kenyan Startups to showcase their innovations.
Nairobi Innovation Week Competitions and Exhibitions
In this year’s edition, more than 100 exhibitors will showcase their creations. The event is aimed at providing an ecosystem for nurturing and showcasing technology and innovations.
The structure of the event comprises plenary sessions, research paper presentations, policy discussions, roundtable discussions, and exhibitions of innovations.
The main areas of focus for the Nairobi Innovation Week startup competitions will be;
- Food security and nutrition
- Enhancing manufacturing
- Universal Healthcare coverage
- Affordable Housing.
Kenya’s potential to compete in the global market greatly depends on the capability of her people to innovate and make use of relevant technology for growth and development. Kenya has placed innovation at the centre stage of its development strategy through the Science, Technology, and Innovation Act and Vision 2030 which outlines that Research and development spending should be 2% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The event largely aims to contribute to the Government’s Research Agenda. All UoN Staff and Students are invited to the Nairobi Innovation Week.
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