A Collaborative Endeavor

AfriLabs, in collaboration with Intel, is set to launch the Intel AI Programme for African deep-tech startups and ecosystem stakeholders. This partnership aims to propel the Kenyan deep-tech space forward, building on the success of previous initiatives and fostering innovation in the region.

Empowering Stakeholders

The Intel AI Programme event will take place in Nairobi from May 28-30, bringing together a diverse range of stakeholders including deep-tech hubs, AI startups, developers, universities, and research institutions. Over the course of three days, participants will engage in panel discussions covering various aspects of deep-tech in Kenya and Africa.

Shaping the Future

A highlight of the event will be the "AI Policy Roundtable," which will convene government officials, policy-making institutions, and regulatory bodies. This session aims to chart sustainable growth and development paths for the deep-tech ecosystem, ensuring that policy frameworks support and encourage innovation.

Intel Initiatives: Empowering Innovators

The event will also feature an introduction to several Intel initiatives, including the Intel Liftoff for Startups Programme, Intel Developer Cloud, and Intel OneAPI initiative. Participants will gain insights into AI tools and resources offered by Intel, equipping them with the knowledge and tools necessary for success in the deep-tech landscape.

Perspectives from Leaders

Dr. Bienvenu Agbokponto Soglo, Director of Government Affairs for Africa at Intel and IGA CTO Liaison, expressed excitement about the partnership with AfriLabs. He emphasized Intel's commitment to empowering Kenyan innovators and fostering transformative technology innovation in the region.

Anna Ekeledo, Executive Director at AfriLabs, echoed this sentiment, highlighting the potential of the initiative to unleash untapped talent within Kenya's deep-tech community.

Paving the Way for Innovation

The Intel AI Programme represents a significant opportunity to drive forward the African deep-tech ecosystem. By bringing together key stakeholders, fostering collaboration, and providing access to resources and expertise, the initiative is poised to fuel innovation and chart new pathways for technological advancement in Kenya and beyond.

Registration Details

Interested parties can register to attend the event until May 12, seizing the opportunity to be part of this transformative initiative.