Linking Industry With Academia

What We Do

LIWA is an organization with a track record of brokering relationships between the Private Sector, Government, and Academia (Universities, TVET and Research Institutions).

Why we do it

Academics and industry can collaborate in areas such as research, teaching, valorization and consulting amongst others, but mostly focuses on cooperation in research.

Research collaboration occurs through multiple avenues including contract research, cooperative research projects, equipment sharing and in-kind resource provision, business services such as testing and certification, joint publications, joint supervision of theses, the provision of projects and data for student projects, industrial PhDs, industrial problem-solving and prototype development.

Furthermore, knowledge transfer to business can be made through commercialization avenues (patent, license or other forms of intellectual property) in return for a fee, or scientists can create spin-off companies and commercialize their knowledge/technology themselves in the market.

OUR THEMATIC AREAS

Research Development And Incubation Center

LIWA is Promoting industry-based research to solve socio-economic issues in our society and scientific research to fuel innovation and development.

Innovation And Incubation Center

Industry-academia linkages is the enabling factor that strengthens knowledge economies .

University academia interactions range from joint bids in research and resource/facility sharing to conferences that spark innovation.

LIWA conducted a survey on Kenya’s Higher Education system -Universities both private and public 10 National technical vocational training institutions ; Research institutions and private sector stakeholders involved in research and innovation processes.

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