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Kenya Industry and Entrepreneurship Project (KIEP)

The Kenya Industry and Entrepreneurship Project (KIEP) is a USD 50 million project implemented by the Ministry of Investments, Trade and Industry with support from the World Bank from 2018 to 2024. The project aims to increase innovation and productivity in select private-sector firms. 

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Strengthening Kenya's Innovation Ecosystem (SKIES) seeks to formalize the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Kenya by building the capacity of incubators, accelerators, and rapid technology skills providers.

Startup Savaanna connects the Kenyan ecosystem to international experts, investment, and support infrastructure, contributing to job creation, business growth, and sustainability.


iTATU is student-centric Industry-Academia Platform (IAP) that seeks to facilitate and stimulate innovative interaction between corporates and talented students and contribute to an increase in industry-academia contacts and collaboration.

KIEP 250+ seeks to increase productivity and innovation within established Kenyan SMEs. We provide technical assistance to eligible firms to improve their managerial and technical skills and enhance their access to and use of technology.

KIE is a parastatal and a development finance institution in the Ministry of Co-operatives and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Development established by the Government of Kenya.


The Association of Startup and SMEs Enablers of Kenya (ASSEK) is the component that brings together and represents the interests of organizations supporting the development and growth of startups and SMEs.

Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) undertakes research, development, and innovation in industrial and allied technologies and disseminates research findings to support industrial development.

KIPI is a State Corporation under MITI to promote inventive and innovative activities and facilitate the acquisition of technology through registration and regulation of patents, utility models, technovations, industrial designs and trademarks.