When key actors in the research and innovation landscape, such as Science Granting Councils, work in isolation, a huge opportunity to leverage resources, skills and expertise is missed. How, then, can Science Granting Councils catalyze and facilitate knowledge exchange and collaborative partnerships with the private sector and among other actors in the innovation landscape? A newly published toolkit contains tools and strategies to support Science Granting Councils in strategic communication and engagement with the actors in the innovation landscape and particularly with the private sector.
For policies to serve the purpose for which they are designed, there must be a framework for their implementation, which needs to be guided by some evidence. Institutionalizing policies for science technology and development in Africa is the most challenging task Scientists need to understand and appreciate the nuances of policy-making processes, which vary in …
A Scinnovent Centre study investigated how local pharmaceutical production in Africa can translate to increased access to affordable, high-quality medicines to those who need it the most. The study revealed that to become globally competitive, research on local pharma manufacturing should address three primary areas including; research, innovation and skills development; financing, upgrading, and utilization; and intellectual property rights and technology transfer.
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One of the chapters in a newly published book on innovation systems considers how institutional arrangements influence interactive learning among actors in an innovation system. The chapter is based on a case study of the floriculture industry in Kenya and focuses on how knowledge generation and sharing contributes to learning, innovation and capability building among farmers.
Kenya’s development blueprint (Vision 2030) acknowledges that science, technology and innovation (STI) plays a fundamental role in a modern economy, with knowledge at the center of boosting economic growth and global competitiveness. Highlighting the need for effective exploitation of knowledge, the strategy further elucidates that an effective innovation system which can tap into knowledge, and …
We are pleased to unveil our new look website. The Scinnovent Centre Communications and Knowledge Management department has been working on revamping their website for easier communication with their online audience.
The National Science week held annually, is organized and hosted by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation in Kenya (NACOSTI). This year’s event themed ‘the role of science, technology and innovation in the Post- 2015 development agenda’ was held on 11 to 15 May 2015 at the University of Nairobi. The Director, Scinnovent Centre, delivered a keynote presentation under sub-theme 5 on knowledge management and technology transfer.
The role of intellectual property protection in fostering innovation cannot be over-emphasised. A recent study by the Scinnovent Centre sought to investigate the industrial property landscape in Kenya with a view of analysing the trend in the sector
To support innovation for development, governments need to fast-track the establishment of venture capital to fund innovation and provide tax credits for investments in research and development. This one of the recommendations from a paper recently published by The Scinnovent Centre. In a new study, the Scinnovent Centre sought to interrogate the challenges facing innovators …