Kenya's innovation potential is tremendous. The country is uniquely positioned and well-endowed with a promising innovation ecosystem that if well guided and managed can have a transformative effect at the organisational, country and at the continental level.
Kenya National Innovation Agency (KeNIA) was set up as a State Corporation under the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Act, No. 28 of 2013 under the Ministry of Education. The core mandate of the Agency is to develop and manage the National Innovation System. The Agency is therefore responsible for development, co-ordination, nurturing and promotion of the National Innovation System.
KeNIA's vision is to be a key enabler of socio-economic development through Innovation and, the mission is to develop and manage a dynamic National Innovation System that facilitates commercialisation of the ideas. As part of the efforts to build synergies and collaborations in the ecosystem, KeNIA will run an annual “Kenya Innovation Week”.