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Over 1,500 guests to grace UoN annual innovation week

By Daniel Psirmoi | July 15th 2016
University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor Peter Mbithi. (Photo: File/Standard)

Over 1,500 delegates are expected to converge at the University of Nairobi for the annual technology and innovation exhibition.

Vice Chancellor Peter Mbithi said the second edition of the Nairobi Innovation Week scheduled to start from August 1 to 5, has attracted both local and international participants.

"Our inaugural innovation week last year attracted more than 700 delegates, 13 sponsors, 50 exhibitors and 50 research papers. We expect the number of delegates, sponsor, and exhibitors to double this year," he said.

Prof Mbithi said the five-day event will have a regional outlook, and called for support from the Government and the private sector.

The exhibition targets participants from sectors such as technology and innovation, education and research. It will entail pre-events, workshops, boot camps, keynote presentations, panel discussions, and exhibitions, graduation of start-ups and dissemination of research publications.

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