New toolkit on communicating with the private sector released
Capacity Development / public-private linkages / Research Uptake / Training / Workshop

New toolkit on communicating with the private sector released

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. Continue reading

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Africa: What are the Knowledge Gaps and Emerging Research Issues?
Africa / Pharmaceutical / public-private linkages / Publication / Research Uptake

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Africa: What are the Knowledge Gaps and Emerging Research Issues?

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. Continue reading

Events / Institutions / Intellectual Property Rights / Partnerships / public-private linkages / Research / Research Uptake

The Scinnovent Centre participates in the Annual science week

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. Continue reading

Consultative Workshops
Policies / Research Uptake

Consultative Workshops

The essence of these workshops is to bring together and facilitate dialogue amongst different sectors/professionals who ordinarily do not talk/interact with each other but who should learn from each other. They are intended to explore areas of complementarities between disciplines/professions and encourage new teams/partnerships between professionals with diverse backgrounds to solve societal problems. Continue reading

Africa / Events / Innovations / Institutions / Partnerships / Policies / public-private linkages / Research Uptake / Universities

What options for enhanced public-private sector linkages and commercialisation of research?

On 15 to 17 October 2014, Dr. Maurice Bolo, the Director Scinnovent Centre was in the Netherlands to participate in an international forum on  ‘Unleashing Science, Technology and Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security’. With emphasis on Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific region, the event which attracted policy makers, senior scientists, innovators, scholars and private … Continue reading

Africa / Biotechnology / Events / Innovation / Institutions / Research Uptake / Smallholders / Universities

Celebrating advances of biotechnology for food and nutrition security in Kenya

The Scinnovent Centre, African Biotechnology Stakeholders Forum (ABSF), and The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) jointly organized an event to commemorate this year’s African Scientific Revival Day. Held on 30th June 2014 at the National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL), housed at Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), the theme for this year’s event … Continue reading

Events / Innovation / Institutions / Research Uptake / Universities

Strengthening University Research and Teaching through Research Chairs

The 3rd Kenya National Science Technology and Innovation week held from 19th to 23rd May, 2014 focused on the theme “Science, Technology and Innovation as a catalyst for Industrial Growth in Kenya.” This was befitting considering that Kenya’s development blueprint – The Kenya Vision 2030 – envisages a phenomenal transformation of Kenya into a newly … Continue reading