MOU signing between Kenya Industrial Estates Ltd and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

A high synergy partnership that aims to foster Kenya’s manufacturing sector towards the realization of Vision 2030 has been formalized. Through the Nairobi Industrial and Technology Park (NITP), Kenya Industrial Estates (K.I.E) and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture (JKUAT), are set to incubate to commercial level, a wide range of industrial and end user products.

K.I.E Managing Director, Mr. Julius Mokogi said, technology is the driver of modern economies. Consequently, he reiterated that his institution is ready and committed to facilitate funding, incubation and technology transfer to the Nairobi Industrial and Technology Park at JKUAT Juja campus.

In addition K.I.E will offer market linkages, internship programes and business feasibility studies for the value addition on incubatees in the agro processing sector.

“The NITP will immensely add value to the country’s socio-economic and industrial agenda,” noted Mr. Mokogi, adding that through the park, Kenyans will get the requisite skills.

The collaboration is coming at a time when JKUAT is actualizing the first Industrial and Technology Park in Kenya that aims to fast-track the growth of 1000 Small and Medium Enterprises over a period of ten years.

Among other areas, the park will also be instrumental in building capacity for innovators and researchers. It is the first medium flagship project of the Vision 2030, which equally prioritizes Agro-processing, Bio-technology and ICT among other areas.

The collaborating parties will further engage in staff exchange programmes, sharing of facilities and conceptualization and development of joint research projects.

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KIE Managing Director Mr Julius Mokogi with JKUAT Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel O. Imbuga after signing an MOU to facilitate funding, incubation and technology transfer to the Nairobi Industrial and Technology Park at JKUAT Juja campus.