Technical tours

Join our technical tours at the IASP 2024 World Conference to gain insights into Kenya’s innovation landscape. Discover key technology projects and initiatives firsthand.

Discover Konza: A journey through an African smart city

Tuesday 24 September,10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Konza Technopolis, 60 kilometres southeast of Nairobi

Overview: Explore Konza Technopolis, a cornerstone of Kenya’s Vision 2030 initiative aimed at creating a smart city and innovation hub. This tour offers an insightful look into the technological advancements and economic growth strategies being employed. Delegates will engage directly with top Kenyan startups, participate in a tree-planting activity, and explore the city’s innovative infrastructure solutions including water and waste management systems.

Additional highlights:

  • Visit to the Open University, the first open learning institution located at Konza. 
  • Interactive sessions detailing the development of Konza from its inception. 
  • A look at the Konza Cloud, showcasing cloud solutions for various sectors. 
  • Cultural immersion featuring local hospitality and entertainment. 

Additional Tours:

1.Innovate and connect: Inside the Luban IoT Lab & Jitume Hub 

Monday 23 September, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Location: Machakos University, Machakos 

Focus: Visit the state-of-the-art IoT Lab developed with Tianjin City Vocational College, and the Jitume Digital Enablement Program hub. This tour presents a unique opportunity to interact with global IoT challenge winners and learn about digital initiatives aimed at empowering Kenyan citizens with essential ICT skills for the digital economy. 

 

2. Empowering SMEs: A glimpse into KIRDI’s R&D Initiatives 

Monday 23 September, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

Location: Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute, Nairobi 

Overview: Discover how the Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) supports SMEs through technology transfer, research and development, and business incubation. The tour will showcase the institute’s role in enhancing industrial development and offer insights into its collaborations with Konza Technopolis. 

 

For additional information or inquiries, please contact: events@IASP.ws 

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