One way of strengthening the knowledge and capacity of postgraduate students to actualize their innovative ideas is through mentorship from outstanding personalities in academia and industry. In this regard, the AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project has planned to host a series of lecture seminars that will motivate the postgraduate students and others become not only better scientists but entrepreneurs.
Innovations Incubation Seminar of ‘ Transforming JKUAT into Innovations Entrepreneurial University’
Session#1 Aug 23 (thur), 2018 Mr. Kagunda Chege, Business and Leadership, CEO, Halisi Group
Session#2 Aug 30 (thur), 2018 Prof. Jesper Vasell, Director, KTH Global Development Hub
Session#3 September 20 (thur), 2018 Mr. Fred Ochieng Oduke, Director, Agritrace Consulting Ltd.
Session#4 September 27 (thur), 2018 Dr. Allan Pamba, Vice President, Pharmaceuticals, East Africa, GlaxoSmithKline
Session#5 Otober 11 (thur), 2018 Mr. Sylvance A. Sange, Managing Director, Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI)
Session# 6 October 18 (thur), 2018 Dr. Jonathan Lenchner, Chief Scientist, IBM Africa Research Lab
Session#7 October 29 (mon), 2018 Dr. Manu Chandaria, Chair and CEO, Comcraft Group (Steel and Aluminum)
Session#8 November 1 (thur), 2018 Dr. Moses Alobo, The African Academy of Sciences (AAS)
Session#9 November 2 (fri), 2018 Prof. Bitange Ndemo, School of Business, University of Nairobi
Special Open Seminar
September 13 (thur), 2018 Dr. Takeo Saito on ‘ Vegetable Research and Innovations in NIVFS, NARO, Japan’
The iCB and iPIC sub-task-forces organized two joint Seminars with Universities in Japan on ” Innovations for Harnessing Bio-resources” and “towards African innovations”. The seminars were held in JKUAT on 19th of October, 2015 and 24th March, 2016, respectively. iCB and icMOB will host a similar Joint seminar in October 2016.