Nairobi Innovation Week is an annual event in the university calendar. It focuses on catalyzing innovations, incubation, startups, and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the university. Further, it provides a platform for local and international innovators to showcase innovations and build business networks.
The University organizes the event in collaboration with local and international partners and stakeholders. The purpose of the NIW is to contribute towards a vibrant innovation ecosystem and entrepreneurial culture through policy influence, research dissemination, showcasing innovation, incubating innovation & ideas, startup creations, networking, capacity building, investment, and support opportunities.
Targeted area and beneficiary
The event is meant for a wide range of stakeholders including students, researchers, start-up or small enterprise; innovators or entrepreneur thinking about starting a business; an investor or venture capitalist. Fifty (50) exhibitors are expected to participate this year NIW. The Exhibition area shall be divided into the following types of exhibitors.
The NIW 2023 will feature an Innovation Summit with a series of keynote addresses and invited speakers to lead the discussion on the State of the Innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kenya. The Summit brings together innovators, startups, entrepreneurs and enablers for a day of learning, networking and sharing.
Further, the climax of the event will be an Innovations Exhibition hosted at the University of Nairobi Main Campus in form of a hub, around which the numerous events constituting the Nairobi Innovation Week 2023 revolves.
The three-day event is a nexus point for innovators, start-ups, entrepreneurs, enablers, established companies, government agencies, funders and academia to showcase their innovations, products, programmes and services all contributing to growing the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region.
Summary of Main Events
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