Six startups set to join the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) Startup Accelerator in Nairobi, Kenya unveiled. Six startups have been selected to join TUMI Startup Accelerator, a mobility startup accelerator in Nairobi Kenya. The admitted startups will be incubated at C4D Lab,the University of Nairobi incubation hub for five months between January 2019 and June 2019. They will get in kind support of equivalent value of up to $ 20,000. The startups vary from mobile and web
The 1st cohort of the University of Nairobi Innovation Fellowship will undertake a deep immersion into four pillars that will prepare them as innovators The four aspects are: The 21st century skills of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity. Principals and practices of Innovation, Fundamentals of Problem Based Learning and Design Thinking. Multi-disciplinary practical problem-solving and Practical experience in planning and executing the Nairobi Innovation Week Training sessions will be organized, under C4DLab, facilitated by resource persons
The University of Nairobi Innovation Fellowship was flagged off today during an orientation ceremony held at the School of the Built Environment‘s ADD building by the Director of C4D Lab, Dr. Tonny Omwansa. The competitive fellowship will give 10 admitted fellows an opportunity to solve real-life local problems while applying the 21st century 4Cs skills and explore human-centered design thinking methodologies. The fellows will interact with a community of leading innovation experts from various industries, and join a
The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) Startup Accelerator call for startups has been opened today. Startups in the urban mobility sector can now apply on Selected startups will get in kind support of equivalent value of up to $20,000. The application process will run for one month and close on 15th November 2018. TUMI Startup Accelerator is looking for startups that offer transformative, practical, well researched and possibly tested solutions to urban mobility challenges
The NIW narrative has always been about innovation, innovation, and innovation. We can define innovation as a new process or idea that yields the desired result. Most innovations yield this result that may appear normal in delivery but in essence, they are not normal. One of the slogans any person running for office world over is ‘CHANGE’. Change is hard at first, messy in the middle but gorgeous at the end. Change requires you to
13 years from now, where will you be? The year is 2030, most governments have set out goals and objectives they want to have met by then. They will want to review whether they met the set goals and set out new ones. The Kenyan government has not been left out either and we have our very own Vision 2030. C4dLab is set out to build an innovation village at the Chiromo campus where innovators
They say “there is nothing new under the sun,” however, innovators world over develop new products, companies release new products every so often. In context, there really is nothing new under the sun, just a modification or a new way of doing things since the need for products and services remains fairly constant but trends change. Take for example Kenya, the largest telecommunication company and the largest bank in regard to market share can be
Harold Nelson, co-author of The Design Way famously said, “Design is the action of bringing something new and desired into existence—a proactive stance that resolves or dissolves problematic situations by design. It is a compound of routine, adaptive and design expertise brought to bear on complex dynamic situations.” C4DLab recognizes the potential in design thinking and we have set up the Nairobi Design Thinking School (NDTS). The NDTS has been conceptualized by C4DLab in partnership
The founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, is scheduled to arrive in Kenya on the 20th July. Over the few years, the country has been graced with the big fish of the world. We were host to the former president of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama. Like goods conveying through a belt in a factory, Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook), a few months ago, followed suit. Kenya is indeed a hub of innovation in its own
It starts slow like a forbidden habit you never know you have grown into and before you know it the voice inside you becomes real. At first, you feel it deep in your bones that you are meant to fully commit yourself. Your hobby becomes your passion which in turn (for some yet to be understood reason) transforms into a way of generating income. The plan is all laid up, not only will you excel,