Commercialization is a necessary step for business success of start-up ventures or public and private research efforts. KeNIA works with academic institutions among other partners to improve the level of uptake and commercialization of intellectually protected products and services. Initiatives include enhancing awareness of the commercialization processes; strengthening operational linkages among the academia, industry and government; organizing forums for exchange of knowledge and experiences; supporting with legal frameworks and the infrastructure to enhance innovation, incubation and commercialization. This priority area requires working very closely with institutions of higher learning, research centers, private sector including manufacturing companies, development partners and the international community.