Building the Silicon Savannah

C4DLab is an R&D and Startup Incubation Hub situated at the University of Nairobi. With the following focus areas, the lab aims at contributing towards building the Silicon Savannah, leveraging on the large University community.

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Incubation is a process of supporting successful development of startup companies through provision of resources and services, which the startup companies do not have. At C4DLab we take startups which are multi-disciplinary but have a computing element. And with initiatives like the TUMI Startup Accelerator, startups are equipped and trained in the ways of taking their businesses to the next stage.

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research & product development

Get unlimited access to multidisciplinary research riding on the huge network of faculty at the University of Nairobi and partnering institutions. Some of the research work results into development of products like Digital Matatus. We attempt to create prototypes as solutions to some of the challenges being faced in society.

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Innovation Ecosystem development

C4DLab is the home to the  Nairobi Innovation Week, an annual event that celebrates local and international innovations while enhancing key aspects of the local innovation ecosystem. In addition through Nairobi Design Thinking School (NDTS) C4DLab offers practical causes in Human Centered Design and Multi Disciplinary Problem Based Learning.

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What's Happening at C4DLab

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PBL Africa Network

Initiated from C4DLab, PBL Africa Network is a member-based body that brings together faculty, students and other interested partners to work on sustainable innovations through multidisciplinary Problem Based Learning.

Research & Product Development, Innovation Ecosystem Development

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Startup Ecosystem Forum

The C4DLab in collaboration with Make-IT in Africa hosted the Startup Ecosystem Forum at the Nairobi Innovation Week 2019 to address the ways in which the Kenyan startup ecosystem is transforming.

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Urban Mobility Summit - Nairobi

The Urban Mobility Summit – Nairobi 2019 was an event at the Nairobi Innovation Week 2019. It sought to provide insights on providing an enabling environment to fuel the growth of smart cities.

Startup Incubation & Acceleration, Innovation Ecosystem Development

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Making Innovators: Kids Edition

C4DLab customised the Design Thinking process to enable kids to experientially, independently, and collectively work through problems to deliver innovative solutions that they could boldly defend in a 3-day strategic seminar.

Innovation Ecosystem Development

Our Partners Over the Years

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microsoft
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oracle
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