Kenya National Innovation Agency – KeNIA

Enhancing the National Innovation System

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National Commission For Science, Technology & Innovation (NACOSTI) Headquarters, Waiyaki Way, Nairobi, Kenya
Kenya
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With the vision of being a key enabler of socio-economic development through innovation, KeNIA was set up to develop and manage the national innovation system.

Working with partners, KeNIA strengthens interrelationships between actors in order to promote innovation and enterprise development out of research and ideas. From supporting the identification, recording and protection of innovative ideas to coordinating the establishment and implementation of appropriate policies, standards, processes, infrastructure, and partnerships to nurture the innovative ideas. The agency also works with partners to ensure appropriate prioritization, relevant capacity development, innovation recognition and publication of the same.

The Kenya National Innovation Agency (KeNIA) is a State Corporation established under the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Act, No. 28 of 2013 under the Ministry of Education. The core mandate of the Agency is to develop and manage the National Innovation System. The Agency is therefore responsible for co-ordination, promotion and regulation of the National Innovation Ecosystem.

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