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Kenya has a great innovation potential. The country has a capable innovation ecosystem that if well guided and managed can have a transformative effect across the Globe. As part of the efforts to contribute in building a sustainable innovations ecosystem Zetech University will be hosting the first Research and Innovations week in September 2022. The Research and Innovation Week will be held at our Thika Road Campus and aims to raise awareness to researchers and other key stakeholders, including staff, current and prospective students, graduates, Investors, industry, government, media and the wider community.

Theme and Sub Themes

The Theme for Research and Innovation Week 2022 is “Innovation for Sustainable Development and Emerging Disruptions in the 21st Century

The sub-Themes are

  • Industrial Innovations and Infrastructure
  • Disruptive Technologies In ICT And Engineering
  • Disruptive technologies for social Environments
  • Role of Media in Achieving Sustainable Societies
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Building Sustainable Economies

Target area and beneficiaries

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. We expect to host over 100 researchers attending the conference, Fifty (50) exhibitors at the exhibition tents, and over 400 audience are expected to participate the inaugural Research and Innovation Week at Zetech University. The Exhibition area shall be divided into the following types of exhibitors. The Zetech Research and Innovation Week 2022 will be guided by the Big-Four agenda and the sustainable development goals and Agenda 2064.

What we aim to achieve

  1.  Strengthened Industry-University linkages
  2.  Instill innovation and entrepreneurship mindset among the participants
  3.  To create awareness on the Intellectual Property protection and commercialization of Research 
  4.  To exhibit and recognize innovations by researchers, start-ups and organizations
  5. To promote practical skills necessary to create sustainable innovations that impact the societies in a meaningful way

Our target audience

  • Organization Policy makers who focus on innovations, education, research, intellectual property, technology among others.
  • Anizations and start-ups with innovative products they wish to showcase.
  • Academia: University leadership and Faculty.
  • Entrepreneurs who have developed ideas into products and businesses.
  • Private sector and development partners who wish to promote innovation in their organizations and society.
  • Students and learners who wish to enhance their innovation skills and get inspired by innovative solutions in society.
  • Investors who look for innovations and start-ups in which they can invest.

Duration and Venue

Date: September 19th to 23rd 2022
Duration: 5 days
Venue: Zetech University Thika Road Campus

Pre- Event Activities

1. Intellectual Property Rights Seminar
2. Design Thinking Workshop
3. Bootcamps
4. Entrepreneurship and Start-up seminars
5. Innovation challenges

The Main Event

Day 1
• Opening ceremony
• Innovation and Start-up Summit
• Innovation Exhibition
Day 2
• Innovation Exhibition
Day 3
• Seminar: Intellectual Property and innovation commercialization seminar
• Innovation Exhibition
Day 4
• Research Conference Opening
• Exhibitions Closes
Day 5
• Research Conference day 2
• Award Ceremony
• Closing Ceremony

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