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Nairobi Innovation Week 2017 receives Sponsorship from Corporates
KCB Group presenting a cheque to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi on Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at council chamber
Nairobi Innovation Week, the flagship program of the University of Nairobi has received sponsorship from various government and corporate entities.
KCB Group donated Kshs. 3 Million, Safaricom Limited donated Kshs. 1 million, NIC Bank donated Ksh. 500,000, University of Nairobi Alumni donated Kshs. 500,000, Tecno Mobile donated equipment for youth competition. Other sponsors include Unicef, Embassy of Finland, Uber Kenya among others.
Speaking during the cheque presentation exercise held on Monday, February 27, 2017, at the Council Chamber, University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi thanked the partners for supporting the innovation ecosystem in the country.
He noted that Nairobi Innovation Week 2017 will be the third innovation Week, after 2 successful ones in 2015 and 2016. He observed that the objective of the Innovation Week is to encourage public participation, showcase innovations by researchers, promote skills and provide support mechanism for innovation.
In his concluding remarks, the Vice-Chancellor challenged the academia to lead in the production of knowledge and provide solutions to solve local and global challenges. The theme of the Nairobi Innovation Week is, ‘Innovating to solve pressing local and global challenges’. The event starts on March 6-10, 2017 and will be at University of Nairobi Main Campus.
Some of the side events to be held include: workshops, seminars, hackathons, keynote speeches, entertainment, startups pitching sessions to investors among others.