Call for papers announced for Nairobi Innovation Week


The University of Nairobi and its business incubator C4DLab have announced a call for papers for August’s inaugural Nairobi Innovation Week, asking university students and staff, startups, entrepreneurs, investors, hubs, and private and public sector players to suggest papers, illustrations, and case studies to be exhibited during the event.

Disrupt Africa reported last week Innovation Week had been set for August 5-7, bringing together government, academia, startups and other stakeholders for discussions under the theme “Innovate and Prosper”.

The event will comprise keynote speeches in plenary sessions, policy discussions, research paper and case study presentations, roundtable discussions and exhibitions of inventions and innovations by individual innovators, startups and organisations, with confirmed speakers including Ministry of ICT cabinet secretary Dr Fred Matiangi and C4DLab lead Dr Tonny Omwansa.

“Are you passionate about technology and innovation? Do you have a disruptive innovation that you so pine to showcase on an international platform? Or do you just want to witness radical and practical innovation? Or do you merely want to network and might be to rub shoulders with the high and mighty of technology and innovation? The occasion is here!” C4DLab said.

“All in all, the Nairobi Innovation Week will have achieved, among other things, special engagement with policy makers on the growth and support of innovation ecosystem in Kenya, showcase of spectacular innovations and inventions, creation of useful linkages, launch of important journals, and increase of innovator, university and partner visibility.”

Papers can be submitted on the event’s website.


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