The Higher Education Institutions (HEI) Innovation Practice announces the HEI Innovation Summit

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[Friday, April 19, 2024—Nairobi Kenya]   

The Higher Education Institution (HEI)  Innovation practice at Co-creation Hub is delighted to announce the HEI Innovation Summit taking place in Nairobi Kenya on the 5th – 6th of June 2024 with support from GIZ Make-IT in Africa, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Hosted at iHUB in Nairobi, the summit will feature engaging panel discussions, keynote presentations, and interactive workshops focusing on innovation in higher education. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights, network with industry experts, and discover research-based innovative solutions to the challenges facing the continent and emerging from HEIs.

Participants will also learn about the critical role that HEIs have to play in fostering entrepreneurship and industry partnerships in higher education, and how HEIs can collaborate with industry leaders to drive innovation and contribute to the emerging innovation ecosystem on the continent.

We invite all stakeholders to connect with fellow educators, industry leaders, and innovators from across the country and around the world, and forge valuable partnerships that can drive innovation and excellence in higher education. Regarding the summit’s theme, which centers on reconsidering the role of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa’s developing innovation ecosystem, Jude Adejuwon, the practice lead, emphasized, “As technology and innovation flourish in Africa, our higher education institutions must acknowledge their pivotal role and strategically position 

themselves to support the innovators whose solutions will drive prosperity throughout the continent.”

The Higher Education Institutions Innovation Summit promises to be an inspiring and informative event that will shape the future of higher education, explore new horizons, challenge the status quo, and redefine the future of learning.

Event Details:

  • Date: 5-6 June 2024
  • Location: iHUB 154, James Gichuru Road Jahazi 
  • Registration: 

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About iHUB:

iHUB is an innovation hub and tech community center based in Nairobi, Kenya. iHub is a nexus point for technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, and tech companies in East Africa. It provides a platform for networking, collaboration, and the development of innovative solutions to local and global challenges.

About HEI Innovation Practice

HEI Innovation Practice is one of the leading practices at iHUB committed to fostering the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship that empowers academic innovators and researchers to thrive in a rapidly changing world and contribute to economic prosperity in Africa. Set up in 2022, the HEI Innovation practice has impacted over 1000 student innovators across 11 universities in 5 African countries and disbursed over $200,000 to student innovators building various minimum viable products from research-based innovations.

To stay updated with the HEI Innovation Practice and their work, follow them across X and Instagram @cchubacademia and LinkedIn and Facebook @HEI_Innovation_at_CcHUB. For partnerships and support shoot us a mail via and

About Make-IT in Africa

‘Make-IT in Africa’ promotes digital innovation for sustainable and inclusive development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implements this project on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as part of BMZ’s Digital Africa Initiative. In close collaboration with more than 20 corporate and financing partners, social enterprises, hubs, and networks, ‘Make-IT in Africa’ supports an enabling environment for young tech entrepreneurs – to provide better access to finance, markets, and skills. In its showcasing series ‘Digital Innovation Made in Africa’, the project presents good practices from African tech entrepreneurs with a high potential for social impact. More information and contact:


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