The Intellectual Property Management Office partnered with Hult-Prize at the On Campus program finals held on 15th March 2022. The event held at the University of Nairobi Main Campus witnessed the University of Nairobi intellectual property officer, Mr John Maina present to the audience an address on intellectual property protection. Mr Maina called on innovators to seek intellectual property protection for inventions and innovations that they develop to gain maximum benefit from their hard work. He further urged innovators to document each stage of development and interaction with partners in the course of developing their innovations.
“I would like to urge you. As you innovate, as you interact with many partners, please document these processes” he said. He added that this is important since these are legal documentation that are critical in the execution of social agreements and in the process of licensing the innovations.
The Hult Prize University of Nairobi Charter is a non-profit organization with the mission to lead a generation to change the world and a vision to provide life-changing education and transformative experiences to people everywhere. The organization runs an On-Campus program that enables students to showcase their start-ups on social entrepreneurship to change the world. This year’s edition held on 15th March 2022 at the University of Nairobi Main Campus ran on the theme “Build back better”. The event was graced by notable alumni and government ministries representatives among them Ms Maureen Mbaka, the Chief Administrative Secretary, ICT, Broadcasting and Telecommunications at the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs.