The innovation week brings together partners from government, private sector, development partners and research centres with an aim of providing a platform for showcasng and encouraging innovaion.
The Nairobi Innovation Week is an annual event convened by the University of Nairobi, with the fourth edition taking place in March and expecting more than 4,000 delegates.
The theme of this year’s event is “Innovating for a better tomorrow”, with startups to be the mainstream focus of the event for the first time. The Nairobi Innovation Week organising committee has therefore partnered with various startup enablers within the ecosystem to select startups to pitch.
These partners include UNICEF, Villgro Kenya, Swahilipot Hub, iHub, Metta, iBizAfrica, Viktoria Ventures, and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
“We are delighted to share our collaborative platform with serious players in the regional and international startup ecosystem. We are hopeful that NIW.Startups is a springboard for increased collaboration among the many organisations involved,” said Dr Tonny Omwansa, chairperson of the Nairobi Innovation Week Planning Committee.
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