• KU-HNU-DAAD
    KU-HNU-DAAD

    Train the Trainer Training

  • KU-HNU-DAAD Project

    Prof. Bayer, Hochschule Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Vice Chancellor Kenyatta University Prof. Paul K. Wainaina and Dr. Manu Chandaria, Chairman Chandaria Foundation with other guests during the Kick-off Meeting of the KU-HNU-DAAD Project on 3rd May 2017;

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  • Africa Innovation Festival
    Africa Innovation Festival

    Environment and Natural Resources CS Prof. Judi Wakhungu and Kenyatta University acting Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul K. Wainaina are shown a manufacturing machine that produces fuel from plastics waste. The fuel is being used by boda boda riders and costs less than carbon based fuels available in the market. The stand is part of the exhibition at the ongoing Africa Innovation Festival at Kenyatta University.

  • Design Thinking and Lean Start up Training
    Design Thinking and Lean Start up Training
  • Training
    Training

    TechnoServe Chandaria-BIIC training on agent based networks

  • KU USA Innovation Incubation Benchmarking Visit
    KU USA Innovation Incubation Benchmarking Visit
  • Training
    Training

    TechnoServe Chandaria-BIIC training on agent based networks

  • Most Promising University Incubator

    Chandaria Business and Incubation Center is ranked as one of the Most Promising University

    Incubation Centers in Africa in the University Business Incubator Rankings 2014

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  • KU-HNU-DAAD Training
    KU-HNU-DAAD Training
  • 3D Printing
    3D Printing
  • Start Up Challenge
    Start Up Challenge

About Us

The directorate works to foster the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Kenyatta University through establishment of innovation and entrepreneurship programmes that have strong links with industry. Industry collaborations are critical for skills development (education and training), the generation, acquisition, and adoption of knowledge (innovation and technology transfer), and the promotion of entrepreneurship (start-ups and spin-offs). The directorate also works to enhance coordination of Research and Development (R&D) agendas and avoid duplications, stimulate additional private R&D investments, and exploit synergies and complementarities of scientific and technological capabilities.  This collaborations also expands the relevance of research carried out in Kenyatta University, foster the commercialization of R&D outcomes, and increase the mobility of labour between Kenyatta University and industry. The industry benefits through increases in the propensity of firms to introduce new products and to patent.

 

The project involves capacity building of lecturers and instructors who will later be instrumental in the contextualization of innovation and entrepreneurship into the respective school’s programmes.

Prof. Bayer, Hochschule Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Vice Chancellor Kenyatta University Prof. Paul K. Wainaina and Dr. Manu Chandaria, Chairman Chandaria Foundation with other guests during the Kick-off Meeting of the KU-HNU-DAAD Project on 3rd May 2017;

A total of 25 lecturers from the four (4) schools will be trained in Germany over the next 4 years under the training of trainers programme. After the training, the lecturers together with the team from Chandaria BIIC will work to support student projects (students will form teams of two each that includes scientist/ engineer and a business student). This student project will be developed into a start-up and presented in an investor conference slated for 16th November 2017, where funding up to Euros. 8,000 is available.


The four year project has the following outcomes for the partnering universities:

(a) Kenyatta University
1Strengthening and improvement of the capabilities, the quality and the market orientation of the existing education programmes
2Improvement of the breadth and depth of education and support offerings for graduating and graduated students at the Chandaria Business Innovation and Incubation Centre

(b) Hochschule Neu-ulm University
1. Strengthening and operationalization of the newly established partnership with Kenyatta University (first MoU signed March 2016)
2. Improvement of the positioning of HNU in Eastern Africa as a practice- oriented partner for the support and improvement of local and regional development projects driven by African partner universities

In the four year project life, four (4) schools in Kenyatta University will benefit as follows:

 

2017-2018
1.School of Engineering and Technology
2. School of Pure and Applied Sciences

 

2019-2020
1.School of Agriculture
2.School of Medicine

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