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Innovation Hub

The CUEA Innovation Hub is the perfect place for young people to refine and promote their ideas, enhance their knowledge on various matters and most important build their network. We are filling the gap between entrepreneurs with great ideas and those with the expertise to make them a reality.

 Our facility is housed within the CUEA, LRC Library building, it is a space where students with ideas can meet to utilize available resources for the actualization of their ideas.  The services and amenities offered here aim to provide a vibrant and dynamic environment where opportunities for collaboration and innovation are nurtured.

 Our collaboration spaces include community desks, whiteboards, a seating area, and High-Speed free internet access.

  • Advocacy: Advocating on behalf of startups and early-stage entrepreneurs
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  • Amenities: Local support system that improves the overall lifestyle, through research output.
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  • Build the ecosystem: Building and bringing together the roles and support network and system of investors, entrepreneurs, hubs, programs, etc.
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  • Capital: Providing investment and funding when possible.
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  • Community: Bringing together communities of practice around the entrepreneurial, industry, and technical groups.
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  • Create culture: Building the entrepreneurial culture as compared to traditional service-based and salary-focused mindsets.
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  • Customers and Markets: Access to customers, markets, and supply chains for new entrepreneurial products and services.
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  • Entrepreneurial support: Content and support specific to entrepreneurial capability and capacity, such as mindset or rapid growth and scale.
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  • Industry support: Content and support specific to industry sectors such as agriculture or resources.
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  • Infrastructure: Provision of effective transportation, logistics, and internet that can support entrepreneurs focused on global markets.
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  • Local impact: Emphasis on applying entrepreneurial focus on local challenges and opportunities, in addition to identifying opportunities for application in similar challenges in other regions.
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  • Marketing and promotion: Getting the word out about the local entrepreneur through case studies, awards programs, and other promotional activities.
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  • Mentors: Individuals who can provide technical, business, industry, and personal coaching support.
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  • Networks: Access to networks not otherwise available, sponsoring the entrepreneur into new circles through introductions and acting as a “boundary spanner” across the geographic, industry, technical, and socio-economic class circles.
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  • Personal development: Support for developing new skills and overall mental health towards an entrepreneurial mindset.
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  • Policy: Developing policy related to entrepreneurial activities, indicated by the ease of starting a business, procurement with large institutions, and development and trial of new technologies.
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  • Research: Developing new technologies that can be accessed by entrepreneurs for shared IP from commercialization.
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  • Technical support: Support for technical skills and people with technical skills required for the entrepreneur’s business.
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  • Youth entrepreneurs: Emphasis on developing entrepreneurial capability in young people.

Very Rev. Prof. Stephen Mbugua Ngari

Rector & Vice-Chancellor

Prof. Rachel Gesami

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academics Affairs & Research

Rev. Dr. Paul Mathenge

Director, School of Graduate Studies

 

Dr. Joseph Gitari

Coordinator

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