About NIW

The Nairobi Innovation Week (NIW) started in 2015, and is an annual event celebrating local and international innovations while enhancing innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. The University of Nairobi in collaboration with a large number of partners and stakeholders convene each year to organize and execute the NIW event.

The objective of the NIW is to contribute towards a vibrant, productive and sustainable innovation ecosystem through policy influence, showcasing innovation, research dissemination, networking, capacity building, connecting start-ups and innovators to industry.

Five NIW annual events have been held since inception. However, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the NIW 2020 and 2021 were not held.

The Nairobi Innovation Week 2022 theme is Innovation for Transformation and Impact in the society”.