08 Aug

President Uhuru Kenyatta with other officials on a tour of one of the select stands during second edition of Innovation Week.

As the curtain was falling on second Nairobi Innovation Week, it became quite clear that the organisers were prepared to distinguish themselves in more than one way.

Incidentally, after managing to pull off yet another rather successful conference in general, the University of Nairobi event also goes down having as showcased some of the best upcoming innovations, besides securing crucial partnership deals.

In his closing speech, UoN Vice Chancellor Prof Peter Mbithi noted that the second edition of the Innovation Week was more successful than the previous one, adding that the President’s gracing of the event was quite a big boost to the preparations of the 2017 edition.

The curtain is finally falling on Nairobi Innovation Week 2016, yet as we prepare for the next one, the government of Kenya has increased the capitation to the University of Nairobi by Sh100 million to support innovation efforts,” announced the Vice Chancellor at the opening of the 2016 edition of the Innovation Week on Wednesday last week.

On the other hand, on exhibition side, the University of Nairobi featured up to four best innovations, with only two coming from outside.

Furthermore, according to an eyewitness, the four honored innovations from UoN were also the most attention-grabbing, given that the President of the Republic himself was in one of the exhibition tents prior to the judging of the ideas.

I in particular was impressed by Request, a music monitoring platform, and the drone,” explained the student.