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Technology and Innovation Support Centres (TISCs)

Technology and Innovation Support Centres (TISCs)

Established under a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Programme, a Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC) enables one to access technological, scientific and technical material published in a variety of intellectual property (IP) databases.
Kenya, through the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI), signed a service level agreement with WIPO on 4th October 2011,effectively becoming the designated focal point for the establishment and coordination of the Kenyan TISC Network.
The Institute is expected to sensitise and encourage institutions, including learning and research and development institutions,to establish TISCs to encourage innovation, technology transfer and IP commercialisation-related services.
The Institute has signed memorandum of understanding (MoUs) to establish TISCs with the following institutions:

1. Universities

No  Town  County  Institution/TISC Name
1  Bondo Siaya  Jarmogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology
2  Chuka  Meru  Chuka University
3  Eldoret Uasin Gishu  University of Eldoret
4  Karatina  Nyeri  Karatina University
5  Maseno  Kisumu  Maseno University
6  Mombasa  Mombasa  Technical University of Mombasa
7  Nairobi  Nairobi  Kenyatta University
8  Nairobi Nairobi  University of Nairobi
9  Nyeri Nyeri Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
10  Juja Kiambu Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

2. Technical and Vocational Education And Training (TVET) institutions

No  Town  County  Institution/TISC Name
1  Bungoma  Bungoma  Sang'alo Institute of Science and Technology
2  Eldoret  Uasin Gishu  The Eldoret National Polytechnic
3  Kakamega  Kakamega  The Sigalagala National Polytechnic

3. Research Institutions

No  Town  County  Institution/TISC Name
1  Nairobi  Nairobi  African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI)

4. Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies (SAGAs)

No  Town  County  Institution/TISC Name
1  Nairobi  Nairobi  Kenya Industrial Property Institute