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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 / 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

Biotechnology / Events / Institutions / Learning / Youth

Engaging secondary school students in scientific activities

Scientists have for a long time focused on university students mainly because they are the immediate entrants into the professional world. Universities are more often than not one of the most preferred venues for launches, workshops, seminars and talks. Fortunately or unfortunately, this has been the norm in our country. University students have had the … 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

Africa / Biotechnology / Markets / Nutrition / Policies

E-Consultation: The Role Of Biotechnology For Food And Nutrition Security In Africa

The Scinnovent Centre conducted a two-week e-consultation survey between 5th June 2014 and  20th June 2014. The consultation which focused on the role of biotechnology in enhancing food and nutrition security in Africa,  looked into the current state of innovations, policies and markets. We specifically sought to highlight the successes and achievements that have resulted … Continue reading