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
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