Zetech University Launches Innovation Hub
Zetech University has commissioned an Innovation Hub designed to provide students with the necessary tools, training and mentorship to enable them to develop innovations and grow their skills in IT.
This comes in the wake of increased digital growth in the country as a key contributor to the expanding global digital economy.
The Hub that will see students collaborate and build local innovation ecosystems through partnerships, skill-sharing and other opportunities provided by the facility, is a joint collaboration between the University and NGO Partners for Care as the institution provides learners with a favourable environment to build practical innovations.
Speaking at the launch, Zetech University Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, Research, Extension and Student Affairs Dr. Alice Njuguna highlighted that the Hub located at the Thika Road campus, will provide training to students and assist them to further their innovations,
“We are excited to collaborate with likeminded partners in creating a much needed space for students to come up with innovations that can solve modern challenges in society, as well as help them adjust to changing technological trends,” Dr. Njuguna said, adding,
“Through this collaboration, we look to expanding the incubation centre to host over 100 students per time as we produce market ready graduates who will easily fit into the technological world.”
She further lauded Huawei Technologies for their continued support to the institution following their move in boosting the institution’s Faculty of ICT and Engineering by providing ultra-modern equipment to enhance training and equip the technology centre.
Celebrating the launch, Partners for Care Executive Director Samuel Wang’ombe appreciated Zetech for the move, calling on the learners to make use of laptops provided by the firm to come up with creative innovations, “We are proud to partner with Zetech on this venture and we look forward to growing with the hub as it expands to accommodate more innovators.” He said.