NIF signs innovation agreement with JKUAT
National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF) has signed an agreement with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT-Kenya) for the establishment of innovation cooperation between both the organizations.
NIF and JKUAT have agreed to collaborate efforts in the areas of developing long term strategies and plan of action to help in the advancement of individual and community level creativity and innovation, sharing resources and expertise to develop specific programs for community development. The two entities will jointly develop a system to assist innovators in converting their ideas into commercially and socially viable innovations, creating new platforms for creative ideas and innovations to be recognized and showcased periodically increasing the pool of commercially viable as well as open source innovations.
The MoU was signed by Dr Vipin Kumar, director and chief innovation officer, National Innovation Foundation – India, and Prof. Mabel Imbuga, vice chancellor in presence of Prof Anil K Gupta, executive vice chair of NIF, Suleman H O Okech, director, Nairobi Industrial & Technology Park and other colleagues from NIF, JKUAT and Honey Bee Network.
Based at Ahmedabad, NIF is an autonomous organization of the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, providing institutional support to innovators from the informal sector whereas JKUAT is a premier university of Kenya, providing accessible quality training, research and innovation in the fields of agriculture, engineering, technology, enterprise development, built environment, health sciences, social sciences and other applied sciences.