Konza City in partnership with Huawei Technology are set to establish an innovation hub at Machakos University.
The centre entitled ‘Konza Innovation hub’ will be useful in linking industry players with academia to enhance research and innovations.
Speaking during the unveiling of the partnership, Konza Technopolis Development Authority CEO, John Tanui, said that they will take on a three fold approach involving the government, industry and academia to promote development.
“By administering quality education and supplementing skills and with an innovative culture is sure to create the leaders of the future. We believe the Machakos innovation hub we launch here today will be a catalyst towards shaping tomorrow’s ideas and inventions,” said Tanui.
Huawei’s representative, Mr. Joseph Liu, donated computers and electronics to Machakos University and said the company is committed to build a lasting innovative ecosystem in the ICT industry
“The donation is to encourage scholars to embrace ideas that elevates them beyond the confines of the current environment,” he said.
Machakos University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Lucy Irungu urged the students to take up opportunities that the hub will bring to better their lives and become pioneers in the region.
“As a premier university with a pedagogical background in Engineering and Technology, the opportunities in engaging young scholars’ promises to shape the innovation space of this country. Indeed, upon completion Konza City will employ 17,000 of our finest brains in the county,” she said.