Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) is rolling out an initiative aimed at exposing Kenyan innovators and start-ups to top global tech firms and investors. The three month Enterprise Innovation Challenge seeks to harness the innovative space for ‘techies’ and start-ups to commercialize their ideas.
A post in the dailies quoted Konza CEO, John Tanui stating that the challenge is part of the initiatives to build a strong innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. “The softer element of building a knowledge-based economy and innovation is yet to be fully exploited, he added.
Apart from supporting innovation in order to create jobs, government has launched the first pilot phase of incubation centers in Limuru to offer mentorship and training to the youth. Dubbed “Ajira app digital portal” is an incubation hub developed to create job opportunities. The app introduces users to online jobs aiding unemployed youth to work and earn an income through the App.
The hub is equipped with internet and tablets to aid government’s initiative to honour its promises of job creation and a response to growing market for online work.
The constituency Innovation Hubs will boost economic growth and create new jobs in the society for the young people.
Mentors are sent throughout the country to give key note presentations that seek to impart knowledge on the young individuals. With this the youth are expected to take up the initiatives by finding online jobs so as to earn an income and better their lives.