Nairobi i-Teams will be delivered in February and March 2022 at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya, in partnership with the Centre for Global Equality.
Three multi-disciplinary teams of students will meet weekly to investigate the commercial opportunities for three new products in Kenya and nearby countries. They will be supported locally by Dr. Martin Mutembei and Dr. Judith Wangata of the Strathmore University Energy Research Centre (SERC) and Dr. Joseph Obbo of the Computer Science Department. Lectures and workshops will be delivered from the UK via Zoom by Amy Weatherup (i-Teams in Cambridge), Dr. Lara Allen (CEO, Centre for Global Equality), Katie Bardes and Dr. Sarwat Howe. The projects include two projects from Cambridge and one from Nairobi.
This pilot hybrid model is intended to form the basis of future engagements with other universities in low and middle income countries.
The projects for Nairobi i-Teams cover the following areas:
Lectures and workshops include:
- “Making the commercialisation of new technologies inclusive”, by Dr. Lara Allen, CEO, Centre for Global Equality
- Communication skills workshop, by Katie Bardes
- Presentation skills, by Dr. Sarwat Howe, University of Manchester Innovation Factory
- Guest entrepreneur speaker, Professor Jackson Mwangi Mbuthia from Nairobi
The final presentations will take place on March 30th 2022, in-person at Strathmore and online via zoom – registration for the zoom session is available here.
Cambridge i-Teams, CGE and Strathmore University gratefully acknowledge the support of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge, and funding from the University of Cambridge EPSRC International Partnerships Fund.
Image courtesy of SERC.