Innovation / Innovations / News / Publication

Stuck on the road to the market: Why Kenya suffers from stunted innovations

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 … Continue reading

Events / Institutions / Learning / News / Policies / Training / Universities

The Scinnovent Centre facilitates training on effective communication with policy makers

One of the main objectives of the Scinnovent Centre is on strengthening skills and shaping attitudes. Recognizing that for actors to remain competitive they need to constantly learn new skills and update their knowledge bases, the training and capacity building programmes addresses this objective. These training courses are developed through a three – stage process … Continue reading

Africa / Biotechnology / Events / Innovations / Institutions / News / Policies / Seminar / Universities

Universities as Key Centres for Biotechnology Research, Development and Innovation in Africa

A panel discussion focusing on biotechnology in Kenya was held during the commemoration of this year’s African Scientific Revival day. ‘Has Biotechnology worked for Kenya?’ – this was the title of the session whose panel consisted of Dr. Francis Nang’ayo, manager regulatory affairs at African Agricultural Technology foundation (AATF-Africa); Dr. Susan Musembi, an animal biotechnologist … Continue reading

Biotechnology / Events / News

Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB), May 2014 Session “Ban on the Importation of Genetically Modified Organisms in Kenya”

The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) is a platform that brings together stakeholders in biotechnology, to enable interactions between scientists, journalists, the civil society, industrialists, lawmakers and policy makers. OFAB holds monthly lunch meetings that provide an opportunity for key stakeholders to know one another, share knowledge and experiences, and explore new avenues of … Continue reading

Innovations / News / Partnerships / Research Uptake / Universities

Strengthening the linkages between Universities/ public research institutes and the private sector in Africa

As countries transition into the knowledge-based economy, the role of knowledge is becoming ever more imperative. Consequently, its generation, sharing, application and translation into economic or social use has become a key determinant in the competitiveness of firms, organizations and nations. Policymakers and development practitioners are now paying a keen attention into the processes of … Continue reading