The Kenya Vision 2030 is the vehicle for accelerating the transformation of our country comprising of 47 counties into a rapidly industrialized middle-income nation by the year 2030. Engineering, science, technology and innovation continue to play a great role in enhancing industrialisation and socio-economic growth and must therefore be placed at the heart of the development process in the counties.

That consistent use of engineering, science, technology and innovation has led to dramatic economic growth of Newly Industrialized Countries worldwide cannot be overstated. Indeed Kenya has been ranked 50th out of a scale of 144 countries in the area of innovation in the Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 and 66th in the category of availability of scientists and engineers.

The Institution of Engineers of Kenya has taken cognizance of the fact that Engineers must sustain the spirit of innovation in order for this country to remain relevant in the global economy. In this regard, the Engineers Conference is intended as the premier Kenyan Event for emerging technologies that promise to enhance technological and socio-economic innovation and growth in the counties.

The Institution of Engineers of Kenya, in realization of the important role of innovative engineering solutions in industrialization and to complement the national efforts to achieve economic growth in line with vision 2030, has organized the annual international conference for 2013.The Conference features state-of-the-art technical presentations selected on basis of technology relevance, innovative edge, business approach and practical applicability. The wide selection of topics below allow participants an opportunity to share experience and articulate how their presentations fit in the process of industrialization of counties through innovative engineering solutions.

?Innovative Policy and Management

?Innovative new methods for Engineering (design, project management, smart systems etc)

?Emerging Technologies (Technology transfer to industry and counties)

?Financing and Commercializing Innovation

?Organizational Innovation

?Ethics in Innovation

?Education

?Mineral exploration, mining and processing strategies

?Industrialization strategies for vision 2030

?Sustainable research strategies

?Industrial processes performance, control and maintenance

All the above topics are cross cutting in a number of key sectors of the economy such as Energy, Transport, Information & Communication, Water, Housing, Health, Environment, Agriculture, Security, Finance etc. The International Conference on Innovative Engineering Systems is going to be a very novel and innovative effort of a conference where the focus will be on the need for innovative engineering systems because of their impact on the quality of life.

We therefore invite you to participate in presenting papers, exhibiting products and services, sponsoring and supporting the conference in order to bridge this gap and develop the 47 counties moving forward towards an industrialized Kenya. I look forward to meeting you in Kenya in May 2013.

DATE:8th-10th May,2013

VENUE:Tom Mboya Labour College,Kisumu

Eng. J.M. Riungu

Chairman

Institution of Engineers of Kenya

 

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Kenya Engineer is the definitive publication of Engineers in East Africa & beyond and the official journal of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya. Kenya Engineer has been in publication since 1972.

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