Launch of The Chancellor’s Innovations Initiative (CII)Hakim Mulinde
The Chancellors Innovation initiative is being developed to spur innovation for purposes of bringing together multiple stakeholders interested in nurturing innovation, and creating employment. It is aimed at contributing to the reduction of the net import of products and services especially where the competence exists. The Chancellor’s innovation initiative is a first step to light fires within the education sector positioning Nkumba University as a pioneer that it is and in search for bold ideas.
The overall objective of the initiative is to raise awareness of the importance of innovations, to support and encourage innovators to actively and collaboratively contribute to the transformation of the economy of Uganda.
Solutions will be expected to come from anyone and anywhere at the University. Every year the initiative shall identify, promote and celebrate the researchers, students, faculty, entrepreneurs, tinkerers among us making a difference. The award will be in service to the students and faculty so they can be in service to society. This programme shall seek to lift the students and faculty’s ideas so that together we can envision the future we want to create.
The CII will engage students, faculty and employees at Nkumba University within a framework that supports innovative thinking, scaling, and research that deepens both existing and new innovations to provide creative and cutting-edge solutions to counter challenges in sectors of national priority.
Partners of the CII
- Nkumba University
- Stanbic Business Incubator
- The Innovation Village
Members of the CII Board
- Mr. Emmanuel Katongole | Chancellor- Nkumba University
- Dr. P.K. Kimbowa | Chair – NSSF BOD
- Mr. Tony Otoa | Executive Director – Stanbic Business Incubator
- Mr. CK Japheth| Co-founder – The Innovation Village
- Prof. Jude Lubega | Vice Chancellor – Nkumba University