NATIONAL INNOVATION AWARDS COMPETITION - 2016

The Kenya National Innovation Agency (KENIA) is a statutory body established under the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, No. 28 of 2013. The Agency is mandated to develop and manage the National Innovation System

KENIA announces National Innovation Award Competition – 2016 as a strategy to motivate and recognize outstanding innovators in Kenya. The objective of the competition is to encourage innovation in all national priority areas and thus strengthen national innovative capacity. The award will focus in Key priority areas of the economy, namely: Agriculture and Natural resources; Energy and Manufacturing; Health, Water and Sanitation; and Information Communication Technology.

The categories and cash awards are as follows:

A. Agriculture and Natural Resources Category
i. Winner: KES 1,000,000/=
ii. 1st Runner-up: KES 500,000/=

B. Health, Water and Sanitation Category
i. Winner: KES 1,000,000/=
ii. 1st Runner-up: KES 500,000/=

C. Energy and Manufacturing Category 
i. Winner: KES 1,000,000/=
ii. 1st Runner-up: KES 500,000/=

D. Information Communication Technology Category
i. Winner: KES 1,000,000/=
ii. 1st Runner-up: KES 500,000/=

Interested innovators should download the application forms from: www.innovationagency.go.ke or http://www.education.go.ke. Hard copies of duly filled application forms should be submitted to KENIA offices at Utalii House, 9th floor (Room 929). Soft copies of the same should be emailed to: info@innovationagency.go.ke on or before 500 p.m., 23rd December, 2016.