The Intellectual Property Management Office has developed this strategic plan to provide a roadmap for the implementation of its mandate as part of the University’s plan period 2013-2017. The plan document is organized in chapters dealing with the unit’s vision, mission, core values and quality objectives; analysis of preplan performance, operating environment and SWOT analysis; identification of strategic issues, crystallization of
strategic objectives and formulation of strategies to realize them. An implementation matrix complete with expected outcomes, performance indicators, targets, responsibilities and timelines is provided as a point of reference for various stakeholders.
Pursuant to Section 7 of the University of Nairobi Act (now repealed) , the University of Nairobi formulated its IP Policy to guide its management, employees, students and associates concerning the development, ownership, management and marketing of intellectual property. The policy was formally approved by the University of Nairobi Council in 2006 and positions of the Intellectual Property Coordinator and the Intellectual Property Management Officer were substantively filled in March 2007 and July 2008 respectively. Secretarial and other support services are provided by a secretary and a driver/messenger who were hired on one year renewable contracts in 2008 and 2010 respectively. The office operates from two rooms on the ground floor in the northern wing of the UNITID Building at the Kenyatta National Hospital Campus of the University and has been supervised by the Deputy Vice – Chancellor (Administration and Finance) before being moved to the
new division of Research, Production and Extension with effect from March 2011.