Kenya Healthcare Innovation Program 2021 for Kenyan Entrepreneurs

The Kenya Healthcare Innovation Program is a joint program of Kenya National Innovation Agency (KeNIA), Villgro Africa, ICChange and Kijenzi.

When is the application deadline:

September 24, 2021

Tell me about Kenya’s healthcare innovation program:

In line with KeNIA’s guidance to accelerate disruptive innovation towards Kenya 2.0, these organizations are excited to collaborate on a search for healthcare entrepreneurs with ideas, devices, technologies or software that have the potential to bring affordable healthcare to all Kenyans. to ensure. The program culminates in a corporate pitching competition and award ceremony during Kenya Innovation Week in December 2021.

The Kenya National Innovation Agency (KeNIA) is a state-owned enterprise established under the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Act, No. 28 of 2013 under the Ministry of Education. The Agency’s core mission is to develop and manage the national innovation system. The Agency is therefore responsible for the coordination, promotion and regulation of the National Innovation Ecosystem.

Villgro Africa is a start-up business incubator and impact investor supporting health, life sciences and agriculture startups across the African continent – to turn product and process innovations into viable, scalable companies that impact the base of the economic pyramid ( BOP).

ICChange is a global collaborative social enterprise network committed to improving the quality of life and safety of vulnerable populations worldwide. Their work in Kenya focuses on the medical and urban entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Kijenzi is a digital manufacturer that operates a network of hubs intended to provide replacement parts, medical devices and occupational therapy aids. The company is digitizing the supply chain and doing all production in local facilities, better serving customers by reducing wait times and cutting costs.

Which fields are eligible?

Areas of focus include:

DevicesEquipmentServicesSoftware & Apps

For more information, please contact Edwin Osora at: [email protected]

What kind of scholarship is this?


Who is eligible?

Healthcare entrepreneurs with ideas, devices, technologies or software that have the potential to ensure affordable healthcare for all Kenyans.

Which countries are eligible?


How many scholarships are given?

Not specified

What is the benefit of the Kenya Healthcare Innovation Program?

As part of the initiative, an innovation bootcamp will provide selected entrepreneurs with business skills to support commercially viable products and services, and strengthen the capacity of Kenyan innovators to scale their business and impact. At the Kenya Innovation Week Start-up pitching event, financial awards of up to $5,000, including incubation support, will be awarded to the top 3 finalists.

How to Apply for Kenya Healthcare Innovation Program:

Apply here

Visit the Kenya Healthcare Innovation Program webpage for more information

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