- Further, the university has also started the Bicycle Sharing initiative that will transform urban mobility and reduce over-reliance on motorised transport.
- The main purpose of the innovation week is to champion relevant policy discussions on invention within institutions and in the country.
Kenya will soon be a technological hub following University of Nairobi’s move to support development of new innovations, vice chancellor Peter Mbithi has said.
In line with this year’s Nairobi Innovation Week being held at the institution, Professor Mbithi said on Thursday that the university had identified specific projects and programmes that are aligned to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The theme for the innovation week is: Innovating to solve pressing local and global challenges.
“We are also revising curricula and launching new academic programmes,” said Prof Mbithi.
Further, the university has also started the Bicycle Sharing initiative that will transform urban mobility and reduce over-reliance on motorised transport.
“We have built new partnerships to enhance our commercialisation of research, among other initiatives,” added Prof Mbithi.
This year’s innovation week has attracted over 150 exhibitors among them university students and commercial companies.
The university has a 10-years-trategic plan on innovation that is aimed at building a world class Innovation forum in the country.