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University of Nairobi Innovation Fellowship

Africa’s future is undoubtedly promising. The capability to solve problems and design solutions will ensure sustainable

growth is achieved across our societies. The University of Nairobi recognizes this reality.

As a leading institution of learning and research, the university through C4DLab, the innovation and incubation hub,and strategic industry partners is running a year-long prestigious Innovation Fellowship.

The competitive fellowship will give 15 select fellows an opportunity to solve real-life local problems while applying the 21st century 4Cs skills and explore human-centered design thinking methodologies. The fellows will interact with a community of leading innovation experts from various industries, and join a network of changemakers curious to ignite sustainable growth and development in Africa. Click here for more details and apply. 

 

Nairobi Innovation Week 2017: Call for papers and posters

 

The innovation week brings together partners from government, private sector, development partners and research centres with an aim of providing a platform for show-casing and encouraging innovation over and above networking and sharing knowledge.

All full paper submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. English is the official language of the conference. We welcome paper submissions. Prospective authors are invited to submit full (and original research) papers (may have been submitted or published or under consideration anywhere in other conferences/journal) in electronic (DOC or PDF) format.

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UoN Student’s Innovation to be Commercialized

Roy Alela, UoN student demonstrating how the sign language to speech translation works at TICAD VI

Ernest Kimani, a UoN student, was among three students who showcased innovations at the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD VI. His innovation was a phototherapy machine; the machine has been developed to help treat Jaundice on newborn babies. The photo therapy machine was developed at UoN’s Fabrication Lab. 

 

CALL FOR STARTUP - Africa Technology & Innovation Accelerator (AfTIA)

During the Nairobi Innovation Week, the Chancellor of the University of Nairobi launched Africa Technology & Innovation Accelerator (AfTIA), a program that will enable C4DLab, the innovation lab of the University to incubate and accelerate startups and facilitate commercialization of innovations.
 
Though C4DLab has been incubating startups for a while now, we officially invite the first cohort of startups to submit their applications under the umbrella of AfTIA. Applicants  with prototypes in any of the following domains are welcome to submit for consideration:
 
 
Though C4DLab has been incubating startups for a while now, we officially invite the first cohort of startups to submit their applications under the umbrella of AfTIA. Applicants  with prototypes in any of the following domains are welcome to submit for consideration:
  1. Technology in Finance (FinTech)
  2. Technology in Agriculture (AgriTech)
  3. Technology in Education (EdTech)
  4. Technology in Governance (GovTech)
  5. Technology in Health (HealthTech)
The criteria for consideration and admission:
  1. Innovation by all staff and students of the University of Nairobi as well as external applicants, are eligible. 
  2. The applicant must have registered their innovation with relevant regulatory agencies. 
  3. The innovation must not be incubated in another incubator at the same time. 
  4. The applicant must provide proof of ownership of the innovation. 
  5. Innovation must be original and authentic. 
  6. Innovation must have a demonstrated potential for commercialization. 
  7. Innovation must be relevant to Kenya’s development agenda.