08 Aug

UoN Vice Chancellor Prof Peter Mbithi at a past function.

 

The curtain has finally fallen on Nairobi Innovation Week, as the annual five-day event secures huge funding for next edition.

Nothing the success of the occasion, UoN Vice Chancellor Prof Peter Mbithi thanked the President for gracing the opening, adding that the gesture was a big boost to the event that was gaining momentum, having just began less than two years ago.

“In particular, I would like to thank President Uhuru Kenyatta for increasing the capitation for the next Nairobi Innovation Week by 100 million shillings, ” he said.

At the same time, the Vice Chancellor announced the new dates for the third edition of the technology and innovation exhibition event, noting that the circumstances were beyond the University’s control.

“The next Innovation Week is scheduled for March 6 to 10, 2017, “he announced.

Clarifying the decision, Industry, Trade and Cooperatives Principal Secretary, Julius Korir said :

“The change of date is necessitated by the obvious uncertainty of the political temperatures in late 2017.”

Meanwhile, the PS urged all stakeholders to support the State in its core mission of creating jobs and growing the economy.

“On our part as the ministry responsible for promoting industry and trade, we are working tirelessly on ease of doing business, incubation as well as funding of startups in order to meet the Government goal of creating one million jobs a year,” he said.