The 2017 Nairobi innovation week will be held in March. This was revealed by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi who was speaking to potential partners at the Nairobi Innovation Week 2017 breakfast meeting. The meeting was held with the purpose of seeking more partners for the innovation week.
The 2015 and 2016 innovation week had a number of partners including; Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, UNICEF ,Barclays Bank Safaricom, Konza Technopolis, IBM, Intel, UoN Alumni Office, Israeli Embassy, National Bank of Kenya, Uber, among others.
The Principal Secretary, State Department of Industry and Enterprise Development, Mr. Julius Korir pledged to support the innovators and business start-ups find markets, create linkages with established companies, provide networking opportunities and more importantly to provide funding. He also noted that the Nairobi Innovation Week is a good platform that brings together innovators, private sector and the academia.
The theme for 2017 Nairobi Innovation Week is ‘’ Innovating to Solve Pressing Local and Global Challenges, targets inventors using technology to address concerns such as food scarcity and climate change.’’