Why We Do it

In the era of globalization, Industry-Academia cooperation is not just being considered as a ‘transfer’, rather a bidirectional knowledge exchange – with academics acting as the source of specialized knowledge, and business as the root of practical market and societal knowledge.

Furthermore, there is growing evidence that cooperation with industry can increase the amount and quality of publications universities produce, relevance of research whilst helping to make teaching more relevant and engaging. Additionally, this cooperation creates a source of funding and improves understanding of current market needs.

On the other hand, Industry benefits from access to the latest knowledge, innovation and skilled human capital. It is practice comparable to outsourcing highly specialized, breakthrough R&D activities. In this context, cooperative relationships can be mutually beneficial and provide societal impact.

Recent News & Events

20 August, 2019


Be actively involved in career building workshops   Most industries tend to be part of career building workshops, take this opportunity to showcase your innovative...
Linda Mc'Odongo
30 July, 2019

Industry-Academia Linkages

  A lot of research has been done on Industry-Academia linkages. The two parties are complaining about the skills gap and skills mismatch. Now that we know where the problem is how can we...
Linda Mc'Odongo
2 July, 2019

Attachment / Internship Hustle.

Landing an attachment /Internship can be depressing being a course requirement in most higher learning institutions for students before graduating. Just like any other University/TVET...
Linda Mc'Odongo
13 June, 2019

Nairobi Innovation Week

Congratulations to all youths/students who participated in the Nairobi Innovation Week. We appreciate your attendance and your innovative digital projects. You are all awesome and we hope to walk...
Linda Mc'Odongo

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