Kenya to hold first ever  National ICT innovation conference 

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Experts have identified intellectual property rights as being central to the development of a new brand:  “Made in Kenya, Assembled in Kenya, and Sold around the World”, which has the chance to grow the Kenya economy exponentially.

This is why ICT Authority in partnership with the private sector is bringing together novel technology-based ideas, solutions and practices on the 2nd -3rd March, 2015 at KICC, Nairobi.

The forum which has a national outlook will bring together ICT innovators, investors, development agencies, academia, multi-nationals and local entrepreneurs who will discuss challenges facing Kenyan innovators and opportunities. Additionally, the forum will include an ICT Expo where innovators will showcase their ICT solutions at the various levels of development.

The Innovation Forum and Expo is a unique opportunity for information sharing and co-operation between the public and private sector on emerging technologies and innovations. While we are all in agreement that tech-enterprises need to work more closely and grow, the platform’s aim is to make all great ideas commercially viable.

The 2-day forum aims at:

* Sharing game-changing innovative ideas among high-level stakeholders within key sectors of the economy such as manufacturing, tourism, financial sector, health, agriculture, education, transport, energy and water.
* Creating a consensus around the state of ICT innovation, the prevailing challenges and distilling actionable solutions
* Defining next steps on how to unlock value in the ICT innovation space
* Pooling for the FIRST time innovators that will help to create the next big nation

Among the key discussions topics are promoting Buy Kenya IT, build Kenya IT, Unlocking Capital, Talent development and employment, Innovation, Research and Development, growing IT exports and the place of incubation and accelerators in the innovation ecosystem.

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