Research News

Are you passionate about innovation and developing ideas to solve society's greatest challenges? In preparation for The Nairobi Innovation Week 2024, register to participate in the Faculties-based Hackathons and learn how to innovate!

 The goal is to prepare students and staff to be job creators instead of job seekers. The top three winning ideas from each of the Faculties Hackathons will get a chance to participate in the final Nairobi Innovation Week competition in 2024.

 Thematic Areas:



·Affordable housing

·Health care

·Environment and climate change

·Cross-cutting Sectors

·Food security & nutrition



·Art & Social Sciences

·Built Environment & Design

·Business Management & Sciences




·Health Sciences

·Science & Technology

·Veterinary Medicine

 Who is eligible to apply & participate in Innovation Hackathons?

- Open to all university of Nairobi students both undergraduates and postgraduates

- University of Nairobi Academic and Non-academic Staff

 Important Dates:

Application call open: 8th March, 2024

Clarification/ Question &Answer Session.

 about the Hackathon : 11th March, 2024 at 4.00pm  Clarification/Q&A  meeting link

 Application Call Closes: 14th March, 2024 Selected and accepted teams Announcements: 17th March

Hackathons: 19th to 21st March, 2024 

Nairobi Innovation Week 2024: 8th to 10th May 2024

 What is a hackathon?

 What is a Pitch Deck?

 Examples of a Pitch deck and some tools to help create a great one:

 Register here: hackathon


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The UON 7th Innovation week will be held on 17th-19th May 2023 at main campus with the theme being innovation and commercialization for sustainable development. 

The Office of the Associate Vice-Chancellor, RIE, has organized a virtual webinar on research output, intellectual property, innovations and commercialization scheduled on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. from 2.00 to 4.00 pm.  The webinar targets all  Faculty academic staff and students. 


To register in advance for the webinar use the following zoom link:

The Department of Library and Information Services has organized for online training on Increasing Research Visibility - ORCID, Google Scholar & others Impact tools.

The training is scheduled on the 23rd November 2022 from 10 am to 12 noon.

ORCID is a system that provides persistent digital identifiers that distinguish researchers from each other hence connecting researchers to their research activities, while Google Scholar supports authors to set up a profile page that lists their publications and citation metrics. 

Join the training using this link: 

This year's University of Nairobi Research Week 2022 will be held from Monday 24th to Friday, 28th October, 2022. Thirteen (13) conferences in different thematic areas have been lined up to discuss research and innovation in different fields.

The theme for this year's #UoNresearchweek is 'Emerging research and technologies for sustainable development in Society' 

Register to attend this event and get to interact with researchers from across the globe. 

 For more details on the programme and the different conferences visit the website

This year's Nairobi Innovation Week 2022 will showcase innovations from the students, faculty, start-ups to policymakers, funders, industry, innovation enablers, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, and the general public. All are encourage to participate.