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The University of Nairobi Students Innovators Wins Four Slot for Funding & Sponsorship to Germany in a Continental Competition.

Prof Mary Kinoti Director Innovation & Intellectual Property Management Office at the Centre and John Orindi Director corporate affairs far left pose for a photo with students who participated in the UNI: INNOVATORS startups in residence program demo and showcase day at iHub Nairobi on Thursday, Octobe

We need to urgently adopt an Innovation Culture: Nairobi Innovation Week 2023

“We need to urgently adopt an Innovation Culture”

This was the message that was echoed during the official opening ceremony of the Nairobi Innovation Week 2023. The ceremony that was marked was pomp and   color at the University’s Taifa Hall on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 was graced by the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Hon. Ezekiel Machogu.

University of Nairobi students Recognition award day held on 5th May 2023

Prof Mary Kinoti representing Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Research Innovation and Enterprise together with the Vice Chancellor Professor Stephen Kiama and Deputy Vice  Chancellor Academic Affairs Professor Julius Ogengo during  the first of its kind, the University of Nairobi students Recognition Award Ceremony which celebrate outstanding achievements of students in various categories held on Friday, May 5, 2023 at the historic Taifa Hall.

The University through Intellectual Property Management Office on boarded 15 innovators comprising students and faculty for incubation of their innovation.

The chief guest Dr Parmain Ole Narikae-Managing Director Kenya Industrial Estate, The Vice Chancellor; Professor Stephen Kiama, and Director Intellectual Property Management Office, Professor Mary Kinoti during the launch of Innovation incubation and Commercialization program on 19th April 2023

The University through Intellectual Property Management Office on boarded

15 innovators comprising students and faculty for incubation of their innovation

Innovation Incubation and Commercialization (IIC) Program: Selected Innovations

Congratulations on being selected to the inaugural IIC program of the University of Nairobi. The university is committed to moving ideas to market that will solve society needs and contribute to youth Job creation and socio economic development in line with the government agenda. we wish the 2023 ist cohort  success in your journey to commercialization of your innovation. 


The Director IPMO, Professor Mary Kinoti on Friday 13th April 2022 joined the University of Nairobi community in marking the annual tree planting day. The event facilitated by the Faculty of Agriculture and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine was graced by the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof Stephen Kiama, the DVC (AA), the Chief Operations Officer, Deans of Faculties, students, staff and partners among them the Equity Foundation.


The University of Nairobi has partnered with Safaricom and invites interested innovators to a hackathon. The hackathon is one of the exciting events that will take place at the Nairobi Innovation Week 2022. This is an opportunity for innovators to come together to learn, share their innovations that solve some of society’s problems and build a powerful network.


The IPMO is conducting a series of sensitization campaigns on innovation and intellectual property protection targeting the 11 faculties at the University of Nairobi. This campaign running through April seeks to create awareness among the University staff members on the status quo of innovation in the faculties and the essence of intellectual property protection.