There is something in a name and as a University of Technology we strive to live by our name by keenly focusing on research, innovation and technology development and transfer. In line with this, among other establishments, the University runs an Innovation and Incubation Hub (DeHUB) where students are guided and mentored on building start – ups and supported in the process of creating products and services and penetrating the market. On Thursday 4th February, 2021 the University was privileged to host the British High Commissioner, H.E. Jane Marriot who had looked forward to meeting the innovators after learning about the involvement of DeHUB in various Tech Hackathons and more specifically, the hub’s involvement in the Acceleration Program dubbed the Great COVID Hackathon sponsored by the UK Tech Hub, Nairobi. During her visit, Her Excellency Jane Marriot got a chance to be acquainted with nine (9) innovations; five (5) from DeHUB and four (4) from other Great COVID Accelerator Program participants. She was impressed and took time to interact with the innovators and share some insights. She also used this visit to discuss the Future Female Green – Tech Programme designed to support 30 female women entrepreneurs to grow their GreenTech businesses. Application to seize this opportunity is ongoing up to 22nd February https://futurefemales.typeform.com/to/p4AIv8ng?s=08
DeHUB is a member of the Association of Countrywide Hubs which is the umbrella for the innovation hubs in Kenya. We continue to leverage on local and international collaborations towards actualizing our vision of excelling in quality education, research and technology transfer for development.