The University of Nairobi and Elgon Kenya Ltd have entered into a collaborative agreement with the goal of establishing an Agricultural Technology and Innovation Centre (ATIC) at Upper Kabete Campus. This collaborative venture was born out of the need to foster the culture of innovation, promote resource mobilization for development and commercialization of market-demanded products and services, need to train and mentor innovators/entrepreneurs in order to increase chances of commercial success and to accelerate uptake of technology along the agricultural value chains.
Elgon Kenya is an agricultural resource company with technologies in irrigation, plastic manufacturing, fertilizer distribution and large scale printing.
Present in the signing was the PS for East Africa Community, Dr. Kevit Desai, Elgon Kenya MD, Dr. Bimal Kantaria, the VC Prof Stephen Kiama, Director University Advancement and Institutional Development and Ag. Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Brian Ouma and ATIC Committee Members.