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Leaders in Innovation Fellowship Programme – 2018

Innovation Leadership Programme is a collaborative programme between the Kenya National Innovation Agency (KENIA), the National Research Fund (NRF) – Kenya, and the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng)-UK. The programme is implemented under the umbrella of Kenya-UK Newton Fund Programme.
The purpose of the programme is to nurture Kenyan technological innovators and support commercialization of innovations. The programme is a platform for developing capacity on entrepreneurship and commercialization of research outputs including intellectual property right issues.
KENIA is therefore inviting researchers with technological innovations and have developed or are in the process of developing business proposition for their innovations to apply for the Leaders in Innovation fellowship Programme – 2018.

To apply for the Programme, innovators need to meet the following selection criteria.
i. Be a Kenyan citizen;
ii. Have a technological innovation based on research, from a technological field not limited to engineering but including: agricultural technology, biotechnology, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, ICT, materials science, mechanical engineering, chemical and Biological sciences, and medical engineering.

iii. Be attached to an institution – either a research institution, a university or an innovation/ incubation Centre;
iv. Have a technological Innovation with expected benefit(s) to Kenya’s National development Agenda;
v. The primary application of the innovation must NOT be in defense or military sector
Selected candidates will be invited to attend a two-week residential capacity building Programme in the UK sponsored by RAEng under the Newton Fund.
After the capacity building programme, the innovators will be required within one week to submit to KENIA a copy of their innovation business plan. Those with the most viable business plans will be selected and granted a commercialization grant of up to a maximum of up to Kenya Shillings Five Million (KSh. 5,000,000.00).
Interested persons should submit their applications online on KENIA website: .
Terms and conditions apply.
i. All applicants MUST register the innovation first, then proceed to apply.
ii. The Closing Date for Applications is Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 at 5.00pm Kenyan time.
For any questions Contact:
The Secretariat
Kenya National Innovation Agency
9th Floor, Utalii House

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