The second round of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), which aims to reward innovation across Africa in key sectors of interest, was launched on 4th July 2012 in Addis Ababa at a press conference organized by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Researchers are invited to propose projects that unlock new African potential under one or more areas which include Manufacturing and Service Industry; Agriculture/Agribusiness; ICTs; Health and Wellbeing; Environment, Energy and Water. The prize is expected to promote among young African men and women the pursuit of science, technology and engineering careers and business applications. Continue reading
JKUAT is pleased to announce the 2012 Call for Proposals for the Innovation Fund. The purpose of the fund is to support the application of new ideas and skills in turning research results into innovations (value creation). The innovation could include the up-scaling of new products, technologies, processes and services and bringing them closer to the market for accelerated industrial and socio-economic development in the country; setting up demonstration for adoption of innovative technologies; pilot testing project products arising from adoption of innovative technologies and processes, etc. Emphasis will be on projects whose objective is to demonstrate clearly results and/or outputs with high potential for commercialization. The proposals should demonstrate knowledge and alignment to the current national development themes and agenda as outlined in Vision 2030, National Industrialization Policy, the National Agricultural Development Policy and MDGs among others. Continue reading
Penn State University and Kansas State University are JKUAT partners in various projects, among them the CYEC children home in Thunguma Nyeri. Recently, several professors and students visited the home to oversee the projects. An open day was held to show some of the successes the home has made. key among them was a Hay Baler and a Scythe that we are to demonstrate in our upcoming events. Continue reading
Top Government officials from Burundi visited JKUAT seeking collaboration on rice research and other researches with JKUAT. We are looking forward to do collaborative research and to gain entry into a fast growing nation of Burundi. Exchange visits will happen pretty soon to look at priority areas of research.
The Mkulima TV Program coordinating team is already in the field recording programs for this year 2012. So far we have been able to air 20 programs since late last year. The enthusiasm from farmers is very high based on the many questions and comments we are receiving from viewers.
People are simply hungry for agricultural knowledge and information! Dr. Kagima, the JKUAT coordinator for the program and also the Director, Extension & Technology Transfer is busy with his team trying to solicit for funding to grow this important dissemination tool. “Donors, we are looking for funding and partnerships.”
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