The Nairobi Innovation Week opens today with a cocktail of juicy presentations from Uberpitch to Design thinking and Modern coding to bike sharing as major speakers spice up the program.
About 4000 delegates and counting are expected to grace the third edition of the annual technology and innovation fare at the University of , Nairobi’s Great court.
Targeting participants from sectors such as technology and innovation, education, research, intellectual property among others, the 2017 Innovation Week is also open for investors hunting for innovations and startups to support, as well as students desiring to enroll in mentorship programmes to be run by innovation champions.
Among the day’s speakers are Education CS Fred Matiangi, Industrialisation CS Adan Mohammed and ICT CS Joe Mucheru.
“We initiated the Nairobi Innovation Week as a platform that gives all of us an opportunity to celebrate and propel our joint innovation efforts.
This year, working with several partners, we convened the second Nairobi Innovation Week as a demonstration of our commitment to this agenda,” reveals Prof Peter Mbithi, UoN Vice Chancellor .
Organised around pre-event workshops, bootcamps, keynote presentations, panel discussions, exhibitions, pitching platforms, graduation of startups as well as dissemination of research publications, the five-day forum launching on March 6 next year is once again expected to culminate in an award-winning ceremony for the most outstanding innovations.