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DIRECTORATE OF RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND OUTREACH

Central Rift Innovation Week 2022
2nd - 4th November, 2022

Theme: Commercialization of Research and Innovation
Venue: Kabarak University, Main Campus

Kabarak University welcomes all innovators and the general public to the 1st Annual Central Rift Innovation Week.

The three day event will feature the following

  1. Plenaries focusing on pertinent issues around the commercialization of innovations and facilitated by government agencies, county governments, innovators, venture capitalists and financial institutions.
  2. A workshop facilitated by vendors of electronic voting systems to educate attendees on the potential in the use of technology in election processes. Interested attendees for the workshop are requested to register their interest on https://forms.gle/caSZD5bjcxHUXXoX6.
  3. An exhibition that will provide innovators, county governments, government agencies, innovators, venture capitalists and financial institutions with a platform to exhibit their products and services as well as to network for partnerships and collaborations.

 

Event Program

 

Wednesday 2nd November

Electronic Voting Systems Workshop and Exhibition

Secure Electronic Voting Systems

Online Voting Systems Podium Presentations

Electronic Voting Systems Exhibition

Thursday 3rd November

Exhibition – All day

Opening Plenary

Innovation Presentations from selected Innovators from the Central Rift

The Role of Technical and Vocational Training Institutions in Supporting the Commercialization of Research and Innovation.

County Government Initiatives for Supporting the Commercialization of Research and Innovation.

The Kenya Innovation Bridge as a Means for the  Commercialization of Research and Innovation.

The Commercialization of Research and Innovation

Strategies for Commercialization of Research and Innovation Outputs.

The Research and Innovation Commercialization and Implementation Process.

Startups as a Means to Commercializing Research and Innovation Outputs.

Friday  4th November

Exhibition – All day

Protection of Intellectual Property

The Legal Framework for the Protection of Intellectual Property from Research and Innovation.

The Administration and Enforcement of Copyrights for the Commercialization of Research and Innovation Outputs.

The Role of Robust Institutional IP Policies and Structures in Supporting the Commercialization of Research and Innovation Outputs.

Attracting Financing for Commercialization

The Role of the Youth Enterprise Fund in Supporting the Commercialization of Research and Innovation Outputs.

Attracting Venture Capital for  the Commercialization of Research and Innovation Outputs.

Securing Small Business Bank Loans from Commercial Banks for the Commercialization of Research and Innovation Outputs.

Support for the Commercialization of Research and Innovation

Government Support for Manufacturing and Commercial Production of Research and Innovation Outputs

Government Business Incubation and Support Services for the Commercialization of Research and Innovation Outputs.

The Role of Innovation Centers in Startup Incubation, Acceleration and Entrepreneurship Development.

 

The event is free of charge to attend.

 

Event Sponsorship Packages

 

Category

Amount

Benefits

Platinum Sponsor

KES 1 million and above

·         20 minutes podium time in the main plenary

·         Regular mentions during course of the event

·         Name recognition in all press releases

·         Logo placement on main event page

·         Prominent name and logo placement on all event materials related to the event

·         Spacious exhibition booth

Gold Sponsor

KES 500,000

·         15 minutes podium time in the main plenary

·         Regular mentions during course of the event

·         Name recognition in all press releases

·         Logo placement on main event page

·         Logo placement on the official event program

·         Spacious exhibition booth

Silver Sponsor

KES 300,000

·         10 minutes  podium time in the main plenary

·         Mentions during course of the event

·         Logo placement on main event page

·         Logo placement on the official event program

·         Spacious exhibition booth

 

Exhibition Only

 

Category

Amount

Benefits

Corporate Exhibitors

KES 100,000

·         Exhibition booth

·         Mentions during course of the event

County, TVET and individual innovators

KES 20,000

·         Exhibition booth

 

Bank Details

 

Access Bank:  0040100000483 Nakuru
Kenya Commercial Bank: 1109663161 Nakuru
Equity Bank: 0310294445167
Mpesa Pay Bill No.: 511480; use the company name for account number information.

For further details and inquiries kindly contact any of the following

  1. Dr Michael WalekhwaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 0705290520

  2. Dr Moses M Thiga - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 0720780468

 

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