Final Presentations of Innovation Research Projects 2018/2019 Staged

The final presentations of innovation research projects funded by the AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project during the 2018/19 financial year, were held on 12th March, 2019 at the AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project Office. The event saw researchers drawn from PAUSTI and JKUAT demonstrate the uniqueness and innovativeness of their research projects, including the accompanying findings. The projects were drawn from four of the sub taskforces namely iPIC, iCB, iCMoB and iODaV.  iPDeC subtask force would be presenting at a later date.

Abraham Mengesha Woldemariam, PhD student at PAUSTI makes his presentation

This year a total of 25 research projects were presented and the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee served as panelists for listening, evaluating and giving feedback to the researchers. The research activities which kicked started in June 2018 had now come to an end and various outputs realized. The content of the presentations included research background, key contents of activities, key outputs and a way forward.

The AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project provided funds to the five sub taskforces namely Innovation and Prototyping Integrated Centre (iPIC); Innovation Centre for Bio-resources (iCB); Innovation Centre for Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (iCMoB) and Innovative Open Data and Visualization (iODaV) and Innovation Center for Product, Development and Commercialization (iPDeC), as well as interdisciplinary ones.

Stephen Ogenga makes his presentation on his research

Since inception in 2014, the AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project has supported approximately 50 research innovation projects annually through a competitive funding scheme. In addition, the Project has extended seed money to PAUSTI students to facilitate early stages of various applied research projects. The researchers were beseeched to continue leveraging existing frameworks, undertake quality research and disseminate findings in high impact outlets for greater usability and visibility.

This year a total of 25 research projects were presented and the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee served as panelists for listening, evaluating and giving feedback to the researchers. The research activities which kicked started in June 2018 had now come to an end and various outputs realized. The content of the presentations included research background, key contents of activities, key outputs and a way forward.

The AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project provided funds to the five sub taskforces namely Innovation and Prototyping Integrated Centre (iPIC); Innovation Centre for Bio-resources (iCB); Innovation Centre for Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (iCMoB) and Innovative Open Data and Visualization (iODaV) and Innovation Center for Product, Development and Commercialization (iPDeC), as well as interdisciplinary ones.

Since inception in 2014, the AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project has supported approximately 50 research innovation projects annually through a competitive funding scheme. In addition, the Project has extended seed money to PAUSTI students to facilitate early stages of various applied research projects. The researchers were beseeched to continue leveraging existing frameworks, undertake quality research and disseminate findings in high impact outlets for greater usability and visibility.