Date/Time
Date(s) - 13/06/2019 - 14/06/2019
All Day

Learn . Be Inspired . Network

WHY ATTEND

Innovation Summit 2019 is the center piece of the Nairobi Innovation Week. You shall receive powerful insights, practical ideas, tools, inspirational stories, collaborative solutions and connections in the growing innovation (invent + commercialise) ecosystem. You will interact with other like-minded peers, local and international innovation champions and industry leaders.

Learn: One way to expand your knowledge in 2019 is by attending the Innovation Summit. Delegates will learn from industry leaders and experts with wide range background, skills and experiences.

Be inspired: It takes a lot of forward thinking to grow a business amidst the ever changing environment. The Innovation Summit has a strong appeal to people interested in better positioning their organisations and themselves for what’s ahead in business and to achieve the greatest benefits through innovation.

Network: Attendance shall offer to you the opportunities to expand your network and to meet potential partners, thereby building beneficial relationships.

 

WHO SHALL BE THERE

The Summit is a ground-breaking gathering of actors in the innovation ecosystem. Come and join fellow innovators, entrepreneurs, innovation agencies, research organisations and policy makers for a journey of learning, networking and inspiration.

 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Prof. Bitenge Ndemo
Former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of ICT Kenya

 

Louis Otieno
Non Executive Director at Barclays Bank Kenya and at Nation Media Group, former Director in the Middle East and Africa team responsible for Corporate Affairs with Microsoft 4 Africa

Dr. Kamau Gachigi
Executive Director, Gearbox

Cecilia Mwangi
Make-IT Africa

Hans Stoisser
Managing Director, Ecotec Ltd, Vienna, Austria

Mrs. Edna Lenku
First Lady, Kajiado County

 

Ramses Malaty
Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Finland, Nairobi

 

Jane Ambuko
University of Nairobi and African Women in Research and Development Fellow

Linda Onyango
CEO and Founder SME Support Centre Ltd and Associate Partner for East Africa for MN Capital Partners

Prof. Julian Campbell
MBA Director, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England

Benoit Gautheir
Economic Counsellor
Head of the Regional Economic Department for East Africa and Indian Ocean
Embassy of France in Kenya

 

 

MORE SPEAKERS BEING ADDED EVERYDAY

 

 

SUMMIT PROGRAMME

 

DAY 1 Thursday June 13
8:30 AM REGISTRATION
9:00 AM INNOVATION SUMMIT WELCOME
9:15 AM PLENARY 1 – DISRUPTION

The emerging landscape of innovation: Turning business disruption into opportunities

10:00 AM SHOWCASE
Winners of MODI Hackathon Challenge from NIW Exhibition 2019
Session Sponsor: Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency
10:45 AM NETWORKING TEA BREAK
11:15 AM PLENARY 2 – BRANDING AND BUSINESS GROWTH
Pursuing business growth with a parallel brand strategy. Bringing brand and business together to to ensure the business remains true to who you are and what you do.
1:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCHEON
2:15 PM STAGE 1 – INNOVATING WITH GOVERNMENT
Opportunities, challenges and successes
2:15 PM STAGE 2 – DESIGN THINKING
Delighting your customers and delivering greater business value by developing novel approaches, insights and solutions
2:15 PM STAGE 3 – OPEN AND COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION
3:45 PM NETWORKING TEA BREAK
4:15 PM PLENARY 3 – THE INNOVATION PIPELINE
Managing the process to identify and rapidly bring products to market
5:00 PM END OF DAY 1

 

 

DAY 2 Friday June 14
8:30 AM REGISTRATION
9:00 AM DAY 2 WELCOME
9:15 AM PLENARY 4 – NAIROBI INNOVATION CHALLENGE PITCHES
Pitches from the Top 6 finalists of the Nairobi Innovation Challenge
10:15 AM SHOWCASE
10:45 AM NETWORKING TEA BREAK
11:15 AM PLENARY 5 – EMERGING E-TECHNOLOGIES AND THE FUTURE OF WORK
Turning Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Blockchain into true business value.
Session Sponsor: Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency
1:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCHEON
2:15 PM STAGE 1 – THE START-UP, VENTURE AND ENTREPRENEUR ECONOMY
Models of success
2:15 PM STAGE 2 – EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: CATALYSTS FOR INNOVATION
Education institutions driving the growth of the innovation eco-system
2:15 PM STAGE 3 – SOCIAL INNOVATION
New practices that better meet current social needs.
Session Sponsor: Embassy of Finland
3:45 PM NETWORKING TEA BREAK
4:15 PM PLENARY 6 – BUSINESS FOR IMPACT
5:00 PM CLOSE

 

 

SUMMIT INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • Dr. Kamau Gachigi – Executive Director, Gearbox
  • Mr. Ramses Malaty – Deputy Counsel, Embassy of Finland
  • Prof. Bitenge Ndemo – School of Business, University of Nairobi, former PS Ministry of ICT, Kenya
  • Mr. Musili Nzambu – Director Innovations, LANTech Africa Ltd.
  • Mr. Louis Otieno – Non Executive Director at Barclays Bank Kenya and at Nation Media Group, former Director in the Middle East and Africa team responsible for Corporate Affairs with Microsoft 4 Africa
  • Mr. Hans Stoisser,Managing Director, Ecotec Ltd, Vienna, Austria

 

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Embassy of Finland Embassy of Finland Korean Trade Investment Promotion Agency Ministry of Education
Kenya National Innovation Agency Ministry of Industry Trade and Cooperatives Ministry of Information Communication and Technology GIZ

 

SPONSORS

University of Nairobi University of Nairobi Alumni Association National Research Fund Kenya National Research Agency
GIZ

 

PARTNERS

Nairobi Safari Club Hotel Nokia Academia Kenya

 

 

CONTENT COLLABORATORS

Gearbox Ltd Make-IT Africa SME Support Centre Kajiado County

 

 

INVESTMENT

  • Early Bird (Registration from April 2nd – May 15th 2019)
    • 2-Day Pass KES 15,000
    • 1-Day Pass KES 8,000
  • Normal (Registration from May 16th – June 5th 2019)
    • 2-Day Pass KES 20,000
    • 1-Day Pass KES 10,000

Registration Spaces are Limited

 

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LOCATION

University of Nairobi Towers, Main Campus, Nairobi

 

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