Kenya Innovation Week is a flagship innovation forum for the country run by the Kenya National Innovation Agency. It seeks to showcase the innovativeness of Kenyans under which the national priorities of the Big 4 Agenda and Vision 2030 will be advanced. It will champion relevant policy engagements on innovations within institutions while promoting practical skills necessary to create innovations that impact people. In addition, Kenya Innovation Week will strengthen the research and commercialization practices for greater socio-economic impact. To achieve its objectives, Kenya Innovation Week 2021 will convene the local governments, private sector, development partners, media and civil society in order to capitalize in as much shared value as possible.
Kenya 2.0: Creating Our Future Today!
Kenya 2.0 will strengthen our resilience to global challenges, reinforce our competitiveness as a global destination and will improve the quality of life of our citizens, residence, and visitors. To implement Kenya 2.0, we shall develop, incubate, and accelerate innovative models in Kenya to ensure food security, affordable housing, manufacturing, and affordable health care for all. The core to ensure Kenya 2.0 is innovation, disruptive innovation in the way we think and the way we do things. Therefore, we shouldn’t be satisfied with incremental improvements, but rather disrupt the status quo to Create Our Future of Kenya Today.
This summit, Kenya Innovation Week 2021, shall be the beginning of a new and impactful movement to create Kenya 2.0.
Below are four thematic areas towards which various partners will work together.
- Skills for Innovation.
This track will explore sharing and disseminating information on how to enhance innovativeness of society through skills development from early childhood to career levels.
- Technology & 4th Industrial Revolution.
This track will aim to promote the modern intangible technologies such as IoT, mobile devices, 3D printing, smart sensors, big data and analytics, augmented and virtual reality.
- Research and Commercialization.
This track will focus on strengthening best practices and systems for good research and commercialization.
- Startup Kenya.
This track will focus on startups from across the country, aiming to link the most promising startups to investors and funders.
Why you shouldn’t miss KIW 2021
During the week, there will be events across as many counties as possible so as to give the period and agenda a significant national outlook.
Universities, research centers, private sector companies, development agencies, innovation and incubation hubs across the country will run relevant activities in their localities.
Working Together, Innovating Together
In preparation for Kenya Innovation Week this December, create your profile and explore pre-events and side-events that you would like to attend.