Innovation & Kenya's Big Four Agenda
The Great Court, University of Nairobi
10 - 14, June 2019
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Welcome to the 5th Nairobi Innovation Week
The University of Nairobi convenes a number of stakeholders to organize and execute the annual Nairobi Innovation Week (NIW) to support and accelerate the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the region.
As part of the NIW, a strong start-up movement has emerged, backed by over 30 startup enablers in Kenya. The startup initiative has become the nucleus of NIW. Innovators creating solutions in various domains are invited to participate by building their online profiles on the NIWStartups website, getting evaluated and competing to pitch and get recogized and awarded as they build partnerships and build their businesses.
Our theme for this year is Innovation and Kenya's Big Four Agenda and these are the main areas we are looking at
NIW Innovation Exhibition
Date: 12th - 13th June, 2019 | Venue: The Great Court, UoN
The meeting point of start-ups, innovators, entrepreneurs, enablers, established companies, government agencies and academia to showcase their innovations, products, programmes and services all contributing to growing the innovation ecosystem in the region.
The Innovation Exhibition forms the hub around which the numerous events constituting the Nairobi Innovation Week 2019 revolve. Collectively, the Exhibition provides a forum to bridge the gap between local entrepreneurs, talent and capital, thereby accelerating the growing start-up community.
NIW Innovation Summit
Date: 13th - 14th June, 2019 | Venue: UoN Towers
Innovation Summit 2019 is the center piece of the Nairobi Innovation Week. You shall receive powerful insights, practical ideas, tools, inspirational stories, collaborative solutions and connections in the growing innovation (invent + commercialise) ecosystem. You will interact with other like-minded peers, local and international innovation champions and industry leaders.
Learn . Be inspired . Network
Ideation to Commercialization Seminar
Date: 11th - 12th June, 2019 | Venue: Taifa Hall, UoN
The Ideation to Commercialisation Seminar provides a series of interactive presentations by leading experts giving you the insights and information you need to move your ideas from concepts to commercialisation. Whether you are a current or aspiring innovator or entrepreneur, this seminar is for you.Learn More Register
Urban Mobility Summit
Date: 10th June, 2019 | Venue: Nairobi Serena Hotel
The Nairobi Mobility Summit 2019 will bring together mobility enthusiasts in Kenya and mark the consummation and graduation of the eight TUMI startups as the first cohort from the TUMI Startup Accelerator. It will feature prominent key note speakers, industry experts in the mobility space, mobility partners and service providers as well as other mobility enthusiasts.Learn More Register
Date: 11th June, 2019 | Venue: Manu Chandaria Auditorium, UoN
We have a duty to sustain the momentum and propel the country to the next level. If you are a stakeholder in the startup ecosystem, this forum is a must attend to engage, network and gather insights regarding the fast-developing ecosystem!Learn More Register
CAPTIONS FROM PREVIOUS SPEAKERS
AMB. (Dr.) Amina C. Mohamed
I acknowledge that Innovation is distributed across various ministries and agencies. All ministries are contributing towards various elements of the innovation pipeline. It's encouraging to note that progress has been made in making Kenya a hub of incubating excellent and life changing ideas.
Ministry of Education
CS Joe Mucheru EGH
The government will continue to support the Nairobi Innovation Week as a National program. Innovation is not just about hi-tech, but innovative capacity has to be built early and embedded in the development process.
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology
The banking sector for the last decade or more has undergone seismic changes due to disruptive technological advances.
Dr. Vijoo Rattansi
I am extremely humbled by your support through participation, mobilisation of resources, and generation of ideas that have made the Nairobi Innovation Week a successful and truly global event.
University of Nairobi
Prof. Madara Ogot
Innovation can come from all disciplines. People shouldn't feel that if they are a scientist, they are the only ones who innovate: If they are not a scientist, innovation has nothing to do with them. Innovation is for everyone.
Director Research and Extension
University of Nairobi
Nairobi Innovation Week is a great place to meet people, to hear new ideas and also to look for partners to help us find and identify start ups and take them to scale.
Senior Advisor on Innovation
UNICEF - New York, USA
Innovation is that change that unlocks new value.
Director Corporate Services
Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC)
Mr. Gabriel Negatu
AfDB recognizes Kenya's leadership on innovation in the region of Africa. The bank is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB)
The way we look at Nairobi Innovation Week: it is a meeting point for like-minded people.
Information Management Specialist
Dr. Werner Schultink
Nairobi feels like the natural place to do such an innovation event; it is a hub for technology, information and knowledge. UNICEF is proud to be a partner of the Nairobi Innovation Week as innovation is a major mandate of UNICEF.