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Cisco opens Ksh 69 million innovation hub in Nairobi Kenya.

Published on 08 Apr 2019

Cisco opens Ksh 69 million innovation hub in Nairobi Kenya.

Cisco has opened a Ksh 69 million incubation hub in Nairobi Kenya which will be known as ‘Cisco EDGE Incubation Centre’.This will be the second incubation hub in Africa after another one was opened in South Africa last year. 

According to Cisco, the hub will provide a platform for Small Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMMEs), in the ICT space a platform to interact with its experts across the globe. The hub also offers complete business facilities including workspaces with high-speed broadband connectivity, video conferencing and collaboration platforms, as well as boardroom and training facilities.

“Cisco recognizes that Kenya’s Big Four Agenda and one of the drivers of this is technology as the country accelerates towards achieving vision 2030. We want to contribute to the country’s job creation efforts via support to small medium businesses,”says General Manager (GM) for Cisco East Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, David Bunei.

Cisco continues to work closely with universities and technical college’s upskilling students and graduates, among them unemployed youth through the Cisco Networking Academy. (NetAcad). NetAcad has been in existence for over 20 years, across the world and has committed to training
over 1 million Africans over the next 5 years.

NetAcad gives students hands-on digital skills training to prepare them for in-demand careers and the digital economy. With more than 7 million graduates to date, NetAcad is the world’s largest classroom.

NetAcad gives students hands-on digital skills training to prepare them for in-demand careers and the digital economy. With more than 7 million graduates to date, NetAcad is the world’s largest classroom.

“C4DLab is at the forefront of promoting Innovation within the University of Nairobi and beyond. With the realization that promoting innovation is a collaborative effort, the Innovation Hub keenly pursues partnerships with stakeholders who have common interest. CISCO is one such partner and we look forward to promoting innovation through CISCO-EDGE,” said Tonny Omwansa, Director of C4D Innovation Lab.

The Vice Chancellor of The University of Nairobi during the launch said, “The University of Nairobi supports of innovation and creativity among the youth providing them various platforms like our C4D Lab.  We are happy to extend our support further by hosting the Cisco EDGE Incubation Centre. We congratulate Cisco on opening of this centre that will benefit many young people and entrepreneurs.”
 

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