PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES

26th Feb – 2nd March

08:00 am- 05:00 pm

Women In Tech Training
A 5-day App development hackathon aiming to develop 15-30 prototypes

Organised by:
UNESCO
UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre 5)

2nd Feb – 3rd Feb

02:00 pm- 05:00 pm

Problem based Learning Workshop
Introducing problem based learning to drive innovation.

Organised by:
Aalto University & C4DLab
UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre 2)

05th March

08:00 am- 12:00 pm

Agricultural Innovation Clinic
Quick 5-7 minutes per startups pitching. Agric start-ups innovation scaling up diagnostics – including quick evaluation of business model, innovation development stages, market and other business viability analysis.
2 experienced business and innovations specialists to interact with the startups. Startups will have an opportunity to get key takeaways on what it takes to scale up an agricultural innovation. Startups will receive recommendations on follow-on interventions.

Organised by:
NetBizImpact
UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre 5)

08:00 am- 04:00 pm

IBM Cloud bootcamp
2-day Boot camp on IoT using IBM Cloud for 30-50 participants.

Organised by:
IBM
Chiromo Campus (SCI MSC Lab)

08:00 am- 05:00 pm

NETFUND Investors Conference and exhibition Rehersal
Beneficiaries under the Green Innovation awards program will be linked with potential investors.

Organised by:
NETFUND
UoN Towers (Lecture theatre 302)

08:00 am- 05:00 pm

Hackathon
App ideas revolving around Persons with Disabilities. Domains include technology, climate change and poverty reduction.

Organised by:
UNESCO
UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre 1)

08:00 am- 05:00 pm

Big Data Survey design and visualizations using ONA and Open source technologies
Using industry standard data platforms lets us reconfigure and reuse the same system for different use-cases or for any particular needs a client with data might have. Can also extend this system by adding machine learning tools and connecting them to existing platforms, products and data.

Organised by:
UNICEF KENYA & ONA
UoN Towers (Room 902)

08:00 am- 05:00 pm

Boot Camp
This is an introduction to python and machine learning. It target anyone interested in python programming.

Organised by:
Botlab
UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre 3)

08:00 am- 05:00 pm

Mini Impact Week on Design Thinking
Design thinking is the process of generating innovative business through six key phases: understand, observe, synthesis, ideate, prototype and test. The event targets participants with a strong desire to create change and working with others through an innovative process.

UoN Towers (Room 901)

10:00 am- 01:00 pm

NIW.Startups: Business Services
Pitching by startups in Business Services– part of 100 pitches.

UoN Towers (Theatre 201)

10:30 am- 12:30 pm

Multi-Disciplinary Problem-Based Learning Public Lecture
Keynote presentation and panel discussion on Multi-Disciplinary Problem Based Learning as a foundation for innovation in Universities. Launch of the Problem-Based Learning East Africa partnership.

Organised by:
C4DLab & Aalto
UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre 4)

02:00 pm- 04:00 pm

IP Master Class
Master class on Intellectual property

UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre 2)

02:00 pm- 05:00 pm

NIW.Startups: CleanTech
Pitching by startups in CleanTech – part of 100 pitches.

UoN Towers (Theatre 101)

02:00 pm- 05:00 pm

NIW.Startups: Manufacturing
Pitching by startups in Manufacturing – part of 100 pitches.

UoN Towers (Theatre 201)

06th March

07:00 am- 11:00 am

Angel Investing masterclass
Masterclass focusing on “Early Stage Investing Strategy” to be taught by Stephen Gugu an entrepreneur and angel investor. Learn more about creating personal strategies for angel investing. Stages of angel investing including deal source, deal structuring, valuation and value addition. Opportunity for networking with like-minded investors.

Organised by:
Viktoria Ventures
Norfolk Hotel

08:00 am- 12:00 pm

Doing Business with Finland
Doing Business with Finland will bring Finnish and Kenyan private sector representatives together with the special focus on agribusiness and food security.

Organised by:
Finish Embassy
Norfolk Hotel

08:00 am- 04:00 pm

IBM Cloud bootcamp
2-day Boot camp on IoT using IBM Cloud for 30-50 participants.

Organised by:
IBM
Chiromo Campus (SCI MSC Lab)

08:00 am- 04:30 pm

Innovation Research Symposium
A day long symposium offering a platform for multi-disciplinary knowledge exchange for researchers in the region. The symposium enables academics and researchers to showcase research processes and methodologies that drive innovation.

Administration Building (Old council Chamber)

08:00 am- 05:00 pm

Big Data Survey design and visualizations using ONA and Open source technologies
Using industry standard data platforms lets us reconfigure and reuse the same system for different use-cases or for any particular needs a client with data might have. Can also extend this system by adding machine learning tools and connecting them to existing platforms, products and data.

Organised by:
UNICEF KENYA & ONA
UoN Towers (Room 902)

08:00 am- 05:00 pm

Hackathon
App ideas revolving around Persons with Disabilities. Domains include technology, climate change and poverty reduction.

Organised by:
UNESCO
UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre 2)

08:00 am- 05:00 pm

Big Data Survey design and visualizations using ONA and Open source technologies
Using industry standard data platforms lets us reconfigure and reuse the same system for different use-cases or for any particular needs a client with data might have. Can also extend this system by adding machine learning tools and connecting them to existing platforms, products and data.

Organised by:
UNICEF KENYA & ONA
UoN Towers (Room 902)

08:00 am- 05:00 pm

Boot Camp
This is an introduction to python and machine learning. It target anyone interested in python programming.

08:00 am- 05:00 pm

Mini Impact Week on Design Thinking
Design thinking is the process of generating innovative business through six key phases: understand, observe, synthesis, ideate, prototype and test. The event targets participants with a strong desire to create change and working with others through an innovative process.

UoN Towers (Room 901)

10:00 am- 01:00 pm

NIW.Startups: Business Services
Pitching by startups in Business Services– part of 100 pitches.

UoN Towers (Theatre 201)

08:00 am- 05:00 pm

Lunette Young Entrepreneur Workshop
This will be a one day workshop that will bring students from different disciplines to innovate through a real-life business case. Students will get an opportunity to innovate and create business models that could be put into practice.

Organised by:
Lunette, Finland & Path
UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre 1)

10:00 am- 01:00 pm

Round table: cut & paste in the startup creativity: lack of disrupting ideas

A discussion around the current limit of the startup movement in the world. A tentative to promote alternative technologies to integrate ICT: biotech, circle economy, waste management.
A different approach to the business models.

UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre 4)

10:00 am- 01:00 pm

NIWStartups: Health Track
Pitching by startups in Health– part of 100 pitches.

UoN Towers (Theatre 101)

10:00 am- 01:00 pm

NIW Startups: Education and Employability
Pitching by startups in Education and Employability– part of 100 pitches.

UoN Towers (Theatre 201)

10:00 am- 01:00 pm

Current curriculum Reforms in the Country
A panel discussion bringing together academic staff in the universities, Ministry of education, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Teachers Service Commission (TSC), other education holders and the public to brainstorm on the current education reforms in the country, the role of the Universities in the wave of the curriculum reforms and realignment of university curricula to the education reforms.

02:00 pm- 04:00 pm

IP Master Class
Master class on Intellectual property

UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre 2)

02:00 pm- 05:00 pm

NIW.Startups: Gaming and Entertainment
Pitching by startups in Gaming and Entertainment – part of 100 pitches.

UoN Towers (Theatre 101)

02:00 pm- 05:00 pm

NIW.Startups: Agriculture
Pitching by startups in Agriculture – part of 100 pitches.

UoN Towers (Theatre 201)

02:00 pm- 05:00 pm

Female Startups Showcase How they Got More Productive with Innovation
Pitching by startups in Agriculture – part of 100 pitches.

Organised by:
Fikiri Impact
UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre 5)

07th March

10:00 am- 01:00 pm

Official Opening
The official opening of Nairobi Innovation Week 2018

Organised by:
C4DLab, UoN & Partners
Taifa Hall

08:00 am- 05:00 pm

NETFUND Investors Conference and exhibition
Beneficiaries under the Green Innovation awards program will be linked with potential investors.

Organised by:
NETFUND
UoN Towers (Lecture theatre 302)

02:00 pm- 04:00 pm

IP Master Class
Master class on Intellectual property

UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre 2)

08:00 am- 04:00 pm

IBM Cloud bootcamp
2-day Boot camp on IoT using IBM Cloud for 30-50 participants.

Organised by:
IBM
Chiromo Campus (SCI MSC Lab)

08:30 am- 05:00 pm

Improving Food Security Through Shared Value and Innovation
Through a shared value approach, including presentations, discussions, group work and pitches, to create partnerships and identify innovate solutions for utilizing FoodAfrica research results to develop sustainable food security and food safety initiatives.

UoN Towers (Theatre 101)

02:00 pm- 04:00 pm

NIW.Startups: E-commerce
Pitching by startups in e-commerce – part of 100 pitches.

UoN Towers (Theatre 101)

02:00 pm- 05:00 pm

NIW.Startups: Fintech
Pitching by startups in Fintech – part of 100 pitches.

UoN Towers (Theatre 201)

02:00 pm- 05:00 pm

CodeBus
CodeBus Africa workshops help youth approach technology in an intuitive way through linking programming with creative self-expression. The workshops are a means for youth access to programmatic thinking and feelings of accomplishment that build self-confidence in technology.

Organised by:
Tunapanda, C4DLab & Finland
UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre 1)

08th March

07:30 am- 10:30 am

Research Funding in Kenya
The workshop will bring together potential partners to share experiences from diverse backgrounds on the best modalities of raising the Research funding portfolio in Kenya.

Nairobi Safari Club (Lilian Towers)

08:00 am- 12:00 pm

International Women’s Day Celebration
A mentorship session with a keynote speakers. Panel discussion and awards for winners of the Hackathons.

Organised by:
UNESCO
UoN Towers (Theatre 101)

08:00 am- 12:00 pm

AgriPreneurship: The underexploited Opportunity
Promoting AgriPrenuership in the region. Keynote speeches, panel and startup pitches.
Participants: youth involved in agribusiness, agencies supporting youth in agribusinesses financially, mentorship, incubation etc. Opportunities in the agricultural value chain will be explored.

UoN Towers (3rd Floor)

08:00 am- 01:00 pm

Quadra Helix Summit
A day-long conference including a thematic Keynote Presentation on clean energy for better health and education outcomes, 2 Panel Discussions on improving learning outcomes through EduTech & Improving Youth SRH through holistic program design and finally 3 Break out workshops on start-ups and innovations in Health start-ups and innovations in Education and start-ups and innovations in Clean energy under thematic area Innovations for/and SDGs. This will be followed by exhibitions of the start-ups and innovation in these sectors/SDGs. The forum will promote the Quadra helix development agenda of government, private sector, Academia and civil society working as one.

Organised by:
I-Choose Life
UoN Towers (Manu Chandaria)

08:00 am- 04:00 pm

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies
Fastest growing technology in the
world, fueled by privacy and decentralization. Help people learn about one of the fastest and more revolutionary technologies of the decade. Major event focused on the possibilities of blockchain technology.

UoN Towers (Theatre 401)

08:00 am- 04:00 pm

IBM Cloud bootcamp
2-day Boot camp on IoT using IBM Cloud for 30-50 participants.

Organised by:
IBM
Chiromo Campus (SCI MSC Lab)

08:00 am- 04:00 pm

NIWStartups
Rehearsal and bootcamp for the 15 most promising startups.

UoN Towers (Mini Lecture Theatre 1)

09:00 am- 12:00 pm

Co-creating new business from carbon leap frogging
The aim of this side event is to discuss and co-create new business opportunities related to leap frog carbon intensive phase of economic growth. Leap frogging means creating wellbeing based on low carbon, circular solutions, e.g. distributed renewable energy solutions, electric transportation or carbon farming, forestation and permanent wood construction.
The event consists of two parts. This morning event is an open event for all to share and discuss the latest innovation and approaches for creating low carbon wellbeing. The event is facilitated by the Nordic Think Tank Demos Helsinki

Organised by:
Demos Helsinki & Finland
UoN Towers (Theatre 302)

09:00 am- 12:00 pm

FoodAfrica final seminar
Results achieved in FoodAfrica programme “ Improving Food security in West and East Africa through Capacity Building in research and Information Dissemination” (2012-2018) will be presented and discussed.
The work was done with three thematic components that concentrate on specific research areas: Sustainable Food production, Food safety and Nutrition, and Market Access and Extension.

UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre 5)

09:00 am- 12:00 pm

Launch of UoN Science Park Masterplan
Launch of the University of Nairobi Science Park Masterplan

UoN Towers (Theatre 201)

09:00 am- 12:30 pm

Discover Chatbots 101 and their effect on your business
Learn to build and deploy mobile apps and intelligent chat bots that connect to any backend system.

Organised by:
Oracle
UoN Towers (Theatre 201)

10:30 am- 01:00 pm

Quadra Helix Summit Breakout Session
A day-long conference including a thematic Keynote Presentation on clean energy for better health and education outcomes, 2 Panel Discussions on improving learning outcomes through EduTech & Improving Youth SRH through holistic program design and finally 3 Break out workshops on start-ups and innovations in Health start-ups and innovations in Education and start-ups and innovations in Clean energy under thematic area Innovations for/and SDGs. This will be followed by exhibitions of the start-ups and innovation in these sectors/SDGs. The forum will promote the Quadra helix development agenda of government, private sector, Academia and civil society working as one.

Organised by:
I-Choose Life
UoN Towers (Manu Chandaria)

10:30 am- 01:00 pm

Quadra Helix Summit Breakout Session
A day-long conference including a thematic Keynote Presentation on clean energy for better health and education outcomes, 2 Panel Discussions on improving learning outcomes through EduTech & Improving Youth SRH through holistic program design and finally 3 Break out workshops on start-ups and innovations in Health start-ups and innovations in Education and start-ups and innovations in Clean energy under thematic area Innovations for/and SDGs. This will be followed by exhibitions of the start-ups and innovation in these sectors/SDGs. The forum will promote the Quadra helix development agenda of government, private sector, Academia and civil society working as one.

Organised by:
I-Choose Life
UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre: 3 & 4)

02:00 pm- 03:00 pm

Monetization of talent: Music and Art
Niw.Music brings together music and art influencers, innovators, enthusiasts and investors to promote art and music innovations to explore strategies and avenues for monetizing such talent.

Taifa Hall

02:00 pm- 04:00 pm

IP Master Class
Master class on Intellectual property

UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre 2)

02:00 pm- 06:00 pm

Co-creating new business from carbon leap frogging
This highly interactive event will bring together big companies and startups from Kenya and Finland to co-create new business-based solutions together, facilitated by the Nordic think tank Demos Helsinki. As an outcome, the event will provide new insights to the topic, new business ideas and contacts to the participants.

Organised by:
Demos Helsinki & Finland
UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre 2)

03:00 pm- 05:00 pm

Enabling Innovative Youth
Graduation of 300 participants of the R2W program.

Organised by:
C4Dlab & Barclays
Taifa Hall

04:00 pm- 05:00 pm

NIWStartups: 5 growth stage most promising startups
Pitching by 5 growth stage most promising startups

UoN Towers (Manu Chandaria Auditorium)

05:30 pm- 07:00 pm

NIWStartups: Kenyan startups journeys
Documentary of examples of Kenyan startup journeys

UoN Towers (Manu Chandaria Auditorium)

09th March

07:30 am- 11:00 am

Creating the next Generation of African Entrepreneurs
This event will seek to create value to the final pitch.

Organised by:
Pangea Accelerator
Strathmore University

08:00 am- 04:00 pm

IBM Cloud bootcamp
2-day Boot camp on IoT using IBM Cloud for 30-50 participants.

Organised by:
IBM
Chiromo Campus (SCI MSC Lab)



09:30 am- 10:30 am

NIW.Startups: Startups Journey to growth & success
: One week to the NIW, the 5 most promising growth stage startups will have been identified. Sharing knowledge and success stories with the audience (investors, other startups, general public) would be inspiriting. Picking lessons from serial entrepreneurs will be key.

UoN Towers (Manu Chandaria Auditorium)

11:00 am- 12:30 pm

NIW.Startups: Startups support systems, Local and Global Investor Perspectives

Exploration of the startup support systems, investment, enablement. Lessons to the audience of startups, investors on the current situation as well as best practices.

UoN Towers (Manu Chandaria Auditorium)

01:30 pm- 02:00 pm

AfDB NIW High 5 Challenge
Pitching by 5 of the AfDB High Five Challenge winners

Organised by:
AfDB & C4DLab
UoN Towers (Manu Chandaria Auditorium)

02:00 pm- 02:35 pm

NIW.Startups: Most promising Startups Pitches – IDEA + STAGE

Pitching by 5 most promising idea + stage startups 2018

UoN Towers (Manu Chandaria Auditorium)

02:00 pm- 04:00 pm

IP Master Class
Master class on Intellectual property

UoN Towers (Mini-lecture theatre 2)

02:40 pm- 03:30 pm

NIW.Startups: Most promising Startups Pitches – LAUNCH STAGE

Pitching by 5 most promising launch stage startups 2018

UoN Towers (Manu Chandaria Auditorium)

03:00 pm- 06:00 pm

NIW.Music Concert
Concert to celebrate established and emerging artists.

Taifa Hall

06:00 pm- 07:30 pm

NIW.Startups: Closing Ceremony

Announcing and celebrating the 15 most promising startups 2018

UoN Towers (Manu Chandaria Auditorium)

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