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University-Industry Linkages case study done by LIWA in partnership with Maastricht school of management (MSM) in order to measure Industry- Academia interactions.

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Technical university of Kenya – Samsung

Samsung engineering academy partnered with Technical University of Kenya (TUK) to launch an engineering academy to help build competency based educational training by equipping them with the industrial skills required in repair and maintenance of air conditioning of refrigeration units’ Household products and mobiles. The whole point of Samsung was to ensure when Samsung is out there we have locals who have technical skills and are able to repair and maintain their products, even if they are not hired by Samsung

Egerton University –Seed Unit

Egerton University established Agro-Science Park to link Industry, farmers and Communities to market and commercialize their products.  Egerton University in collaboration with Seed Industry and Agro-dealers that is involved in promotion and commercialization of new high yielding crop varieties to farmers developed from Research.

2010 Seed-unit: release of varieties of beans -> high multi qualities varieties

Student placement

Objective of the project is to look for partners who can buy and look for markets. So we are trying as much as possible to link them (farmers) to the industry.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology – TAIFA

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology partnered with Nairobi Industrial and Technological Park (NITP) and the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development (MOIED) to assemble the TAIFA Brand laptop. The project advances the triple heritage of providing world-class solutions, creating jobs and wealth and creating the pride of our Nation in the spirit of “Buy Kenya, Build Kenya”.

Flagship project: JKUAT and MOIED - 100% JKUAT funded

2014 : assembly line from China – proof of concept

Government: Digital literacy project (DLP) project application Model: supply and support 

Motivation: One laptop per child; assembly – improve skills

Key factors: Network; stakeholder; efficiency; cultural awareness; link internally

Government: Part of Park; Digital literacy program; competition

Partner: Resilience; push through; soft-skills

Outcomes: Trained service providers; innovation – educational tool;

ripple effect – government policy; attract and retain pupils; connectivity

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