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State agency’s drive to give local innovators exposure

BUSINESS
By Maina Mwangi | February 21st 2017
KoTDA Chief Executive John Tanui said the challenge is part of the initiatives to build a thriving innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. PHOTO:COURTESY

The Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) is rolling out an initiative aimed at exposing Kenyan innovators and start-ups to top global tech firms and investors.

 This is through a three-month Enterprise Innovation Challenge that seeks to harness the innovative space for “techies” and start-ups to commercialise their ideas.

KoTDA Chief Executive John Tanui said the challenge is part of the initiatives to build a thriving innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

 “The softer elements of building a knowledge-based economy and innovation is yet to be fully exploited.

 This challenge is the beginning of our initiatives and will result in building a vibrant innovation pipeline,” he said in a statement.

The authority has partnered with Intellecap through its Sankalp Africa Summit, targeting innovations that already have a foolproof concept and are ready for commercialisation.

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