CEIL SUMMIT 2022

Commercialisation and Entrepreneurial Institutions Leaders Summit

Theme

Institutions of Higher Learning and Research Centres as Catalysts for Entrepreneurship and a stronger National Innovation System

The Commercialisation and Entrepreneurial Institutions Leaders (CEIL) Summit, is an Initiative of Kenya National Innovation Agency (KeNIA) that targets various institutional leaders from key sectors with an intention of advancing the national commercialisation infrastructure.

The aim of the summit that is projected to run annually, is to strengthen the commercialisation processes at national, institutional and individual levels, by articulating the business case for commercialisation, providing evidence and empowering the leadership to influence efforts, initiatives and outcomes of commercialisation in Kenya.
01 - 02 December, 2022
DATE
PrideInn Paradise, Mombasa
VENUE
KES 20,000
COST PER PERSON
Who Will Be There?

Target Audience

Universities
Research Institutions
Venture Funds
Private Sector
Development Partners
Government
Relevant Parastatals
R2C Accelerator Graduates

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Speakers at the CEIL Summit

Hon. Ababu Namwamba, EGH
Hon. Ababu Namwamba, EGH
Cabinet Secretary - Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts
Hon. Ezekiel Machogu Ombaki
Hon. Ezekiel Machogu Ombaki
Cabinet Secretary - Education
Prof. Tom Ogada
Prof. Tom Ogada
Board Chair - Kenya National Innovation Agency
Prof. Ratemo Michieka
Prof. Ratemo Michieka
Board Chair - National Research Fund
Maggie Flanagan
Maggie Flanagan
Program Officer - Lemelson Foundation
Dr. Tonny K. Omwansa
Dr. Tonny K. Omwansa
CEO - Kenya National Innovation Agency
Geoffrey Monari
Geoffrey Monari
CEO - Universities Fund
Agnes Tsuma
Agnes Tsuma
Manager, Innovation Commercialisation - Kenya National Innovation Agency
Dr. Sena Agbodjah Agyepong
Dr. Sena Agbodjah Agyepong
Senior Lecturer - Ashesi University College
Robert Karanja
Robert Karanja
Co-founder - Villgro Africa
Lizzie Chongoti
Lizzie Chongoti
Regional Hub Director - The Education Collaboration Hub
Stephen Gugu
Stephen Gugu
ViKtoria Ventures - Co-founder and Director
Shira B Mukibii
Shira B Mukibii
Business Development Manager - BioInnovate ICIPE
Dr. Norah Clarke
Dr. Norah Clarke
Director, Entrepreneurship - Universities South Africa
Prof. Chacha Nyaigotti-Chacha
Prof. Chacha Nyaigotti-Chacha
Chairman - Commision of University Education
Rosemary Amondi
Rosemary Amondi
Regional Director East Africa - Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
Phyllis Migwi
Phyllis Migwi
Country General Manager - Microsoft
Prof. Mike Kuria
Prof. Mike Kuria
CEO - Commission of University Education
Darius Mogaka
Darius Mogaka
Director - University Education
Mercy Kimalat
Mercy Kimalat
CEO - Association of Startup and SMEs Enablers of Kenya
Dr. Joy Kiiru
Dr. Joy Kiiru
Research and Innovation Technical Advisor - Research and Innovation Systems for Africa
Dr. Emmy Chirchir
Dr. Emmy Chirchir
Science, Tech & Innovation Adviser, East Africa - UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Allesandro Bello
Allesandro Bello
Principal Consultant - OACPS
Monica Blagescu
Monica Blagescu
Head of Programmes - Higher Education, British Council
Prof. P. Ndirangu Kioni
Prof. P. Ndirangu Kioni
VC - Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
Dr. Vincent Ogutu
Dr. Vincent Ogutu
VC-Designate - Strathmore University
Prof. Elijah Omwenga
Prof. Elijah Omwenga
DVC, Academics and Student Affairs - University of Kabianga
Prof. Laban Ayiro
Prof. Laban Ayiro
VC - Daystar University
Prof. Romanus Odhiambo
Prof. Romanus Odhiambo
VC - Meru University of Science and Technology
Catherine Kelonye
Catherine Kelonye
Chief Principal - Kisumu National Polytechnic
Prof. Karuti Kanyinga
Prof. Karuti Kanyinga
Chairman - Universities Fund
Professor Gurpreet Jagpal
Professor Gurpreet Jagpal
Pro Vice-Chancellor Business and Entrepreneurship - University of Suffolk
Prof. Keolebogile Motaung
Prof. Keolebogile Motaung
Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Research Innovation & Engagement - Durban University of Technology

Programme of Events

Time Activity Facilitator
08.00 am - 08.45 am
  • Entertainment + National & East African Anthems
  • Introduction and welcoming to the CEIL Summit
  • Introduction to KeNIA & Recognition of partners
Dr. Tonny Omwansa, KeNIA
  • Remarks by Chair of board of KeNIA (Strategic Direction)
Prof. Tom Ogada, KeNIA
08.45 am - 08.55 am
  • Keynote Speech: Positioning national education and research for economic transformation - 10 year horizon
Prof. Chacha Nyaigotti-Chacha, Commision of University Education
08.55 am - 09.05 am
  • Development Partner Synergies: Partnerships to strengthen contribution of TVETs, Universities and Research Centres to the National Innovation System
Rosemary Amondi, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
09.05 am - 09.15 am
  • Private Sector Synergies: Private Sector as a strategic partner in upscaling commercialisable research outputs and ideas
Phyllis Migwi, Microsoft
09.15 am - 10.00 am
  • Official Remarks and Opening
Dr. Beatrice Muganda Inyangala, Principal Secretary - State Department for University Education and Research, Ministry of Education
Hon. Ezekiel Machogu Ombaki - CS, Education
Hon. Ababu Namwamba, EGH - CS, Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts
10.30 am - 11.00 am
  • Launching Commercialisation Toolkit/Guidelines
Prof. Tom Ogada, KeNIA
Dr. Tonny Omwansa, KeNIA
Allesandro Bello, OACPS
11.00 am - 11.45 am
  • Operationalising the Commercialisation guidelines and practical issues
  • Panel Discussion
  • Strategic partnerships to enhance commercialisation of innovation/technology
  • The value of strong coordination national office
  • The role of IP & Commercialisation offices
  • The role of University and research center leadership
Prof. Tom Ogada, KeNIA
Monica Blagescu, British Council
Prof. Mike Kuria, Commision of University Education
Allesandro Bello, OACPS
11.45 am - 12.30 pm
  • Development Partnerships with KeNIA to achieve desired Goals and aspirations
Maggie Flanagan, Lemelson Foundation
Mercy Kimalat, ASSEK
Lizzie Chongoti, The Education Collaboration Hub
Dr. Joy Kiiru, RISA
Dr. Emmy Chirchir, FCDO
14.00 pm - 14.15 pm
  • Unveiling report on contribution of universities to innovation system and the Entrepreneurial universities insights.
Maureen Ochako, Metier Matrix Consulting Group
14.15 pm - 14.55 pm
  • Success by Universities in developing innovations that impact society
Prof. P. Ndirangu Kioni, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
Prof. Laban Ayiro, Daystar University
Dr. Vincent Ogutu, Strathmore University
Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, Meru University of Science and Technology
14.55 pm - 15.10 pm
  • A research centre experience commercialising research outputs
Shira B. Mukibii, ICIPE
15.10 pm - 15.45 pm
  • The perspectives of TVETs in enabling innovations by students and staff.
Catherine Kelonye, Kisumu National Polytechnic
Enerstine Watiri, Kabete National Polytechnic
15.45 pm - 16.30 pm
  • Panel Discussion on Partnerships and lessons on entrepreneurial and innovative institutions.
Maggie Flanagan, Lemelson Foundation
Geoffrey Monari, University Fund
Victor Konde, UNECA
Dr. Sena Agbodjah Agyep, Ashesi University
Dr Norah Clarke, Entrepreneurship Universities South Africa
15.40 pm - 16.30 pm
  • Exhibition Tour
All
Time Activity Facilitator
08.30 am - 08.40 am
  • Entertainment + Introduction
Agnes Tsuma, KeNIA
08.40 am - 09.10 am
  • The Aspirations of allocating 2% GDP to ST&I. Progress and Prospects.
Prof. Ratemo Michieka, NRF
09.10 am - 10.00 am
  • Panel Session
  • Getting it right with funding ST&I
  • Strong foundations and systems for absorbing and managing 2% GDP for ST&I.
  • Mechanisms and Strategies for attracting the 2% GDP for ST&I.
Prof. Tom Ogada, KeNIA
Prof. Karuti Kanyinga, UFB
10.20 am - 12.30 pm
  • 3 group break-aways for the various institution clusters.
  • Focus: Interventions for commercialisation bottlenecks, strengthening innovation and entrepreneurial potential.
  • Group 1: Senior leadership of IAU partner universities
Monicah Blagescu, British Council
  • Group 2: Strengthening student/faculty entrepreneurial programs/potential through institutionalisation of dynamic and creative approaches that are multi/interdisciplinary approaches.
Maggie Flanagan, Lemelson Foundation
Dr Sena Agbodjah, Ashesi University
Dr. Norah Clarke, Entrepreneurship Universities South Africa.
  • Group 3: Attracting Innovation and early venture funding from partners to Universities, TVETs and Research Centres.
Robert Karanja, Villgro Africa
Mercy Kimalat, ASSEK
14.00 pm - 15.00 pm
  • Introduction of R2C accelerator
Dr. Joyce Ngure, KeNIA
Stephen Gugu, Viktoria Ventures
  • Commercialisation of edible food preservatives
Prof. Rose Ramkat
  • Biodigesters and biocatalysts
Prof. Anncarol Karanja
  • Mwangaza and Ndovu groundnuts varieties
Prof. Paul Kimurto
  • The Aflasafe KE01TM technology
Prof. Peter Kibet Kirui
  • Defluoridation: a new technique
Prof. Mbugua Wachira Gerald
  • Bio-based fertilizer
Prof. Paul Nthakanio
  • Compact Crop Solar Drier and Silo
Prof. Duncan Onyango Mbuge
  • Environmentally friendly, safe alternatives to the synthetic chemicals for control of several pathogens
Prof. Romano Mwirichia Kachiuru
15.00 pm - 15.30 pm
  • Fireside Chat
  • Investing in research-based innovations.
Robert Karanja, Villgro Africa
Stephen Gugu, ViKtoria Ventures
15.30 pm - 16.00 pm
  • Fireside Chat
  • Successful commercialisation and utilisation pathways: exaples from the UK and South Africa.
Prof. Keo Motaung, Durban University of Technology
Prof. Gurpreet Jagpal, University of Suffolk
16.00 pm - 16.30 pm
  • Envisioning a network of entrepreneurial institutions
Norah Clarke, Entrepreneurship Universities South Africa
Geoffrey Monari, Universities Fund
Dr. Tonny Omwansa, KeNIA
16.30 pm - 17.00 pm
  • Closing remarks & Call to Action
Prof. Tom Ogada, KeNIA
17.00 pm - 18.00 pm
  • Pre-Arranged one-to-one by sessions between R2C candidates and funders

CEIL Summit 2022 Partners