April 26, 8:00 am

University of Nairobi, Main Campus


University of Nairobi, Main Campus

The University of Nairobi will host the 6th Edition of the Nairobi Innovation Week from 26th -28th April 2022 at the University of Nairobi, Main Campus.

The objective of the NIW is to contribute toward a vibrant, productive, and sustainable innovation ecosystem through policy influence, showcasing innovation, research dissemination, networking, capacity building, connecting start-ups and innovators to industry. 

Targeted area and beneficiary

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 capitalist. Fifty (50) exhibitors are expected to participate this year NIW. The Exhibition area shall be divided into the following types of exhibitors.

The NIW 2022 will focus on innovations and start-ups. The innovations will be guided by the Big-Four agenda and crosscutting innovations as indicated below:

  1. Manufacturing- This category focuses on innovations in any aspect of the manufacturing sector from carrying out manufacturing activities to providing support to manufacturing enterprises
  2. Food Security- Innovations in agricultural value-chain. These could especially focus on improved production, climate smart farming, post-harvest losses, access to cheaper inputs, better storage facilities, and so on.
  3. Affordable Housing- Innovations include but not limited to affordable housing, sustainable housing technologies, and financing models of ownership among others.
  4. Health- Innovations in software applications in health management, health care products, health services among others.
  5. Cross-Cutting- Innovations that do not belong in any of the above categories, but are cross-cutting in that they support the Big-Four agenda.  These could include innovations around Fin Tech, transport, the environment, energy among others