Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) in collaboration with University of Saarland, Germany, Chuka University and Karatina University, have won a grant for Developing Capacity Towards Entrepreneural University from DAAD, Germany. The project titled “Developing Entrepreneurial Universities in Kenya (DePUK)” is funded from May 2018 to the year 2021.
This project comes in good time when DeKUT is preparing to commence the Science and Technology Park (STP), which will be a key engine for development, incubation and commercialization of technology developed in the University. This will inturn stimulate the development of entrepreneurships, which will drive job creation in the greater Mt. Kenya region and the whole country. The initiative will support the students and staff to become entreprenuers and job creators, and stimulate economic development in the region.
The project will prepare DeKUT to enter into the league to Entrepreneural Universities, which leverages on research and innovations to create intellectual property (IP) rights, spin-off companies and entrepreneurships to promote sustainable economic growth of the University and the Nation.
The DePUK project partners led by Vice Chancellors of DeKUT and Chuka Universities, Prof. Paul N. Kioni & Prof. Erastus Njoka; Prof.Konig & Prof. Bajwa of Saarland University, Prof. Paul Wambua DVC (RTMCL)-DeKUT, Prof. Peninah Aloo-Obudho DVC (AR&SA)-Karatina Univesity, Prof. Peter Muchiri (DeKUT) and Dr. Moses Muraya (Chuka University)