@iLabAfrica is a Centre of Excellence in ICT Innovation and Development established in January 2011 under the Faculty of Information Technology at Strathmore University—the Centre became autonomous in 2017.
The Centre spearheads Research and Innovation in Information Communication Technology for the Development (ICT4D) of ecosystems towards the attainment of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Kenya’s Vision 2030.
Our main focus areas are:
• ICT Research and Innovation
• Entrepreneurship and Incubation
• ICT Outsourcing
• ICT Policy Research
We are involved in interdisciplinary research, students’ engagement and collaboration with government, industry and funding agencies.
To provide an environment that promotes
technological innovation and provides business
support structures and policy direction to
harness the potential of ICT as a genuine tool
for sustainable development.
To be a Centre of Excellence in Research and
Innovation in ICT for Development in Africa.
The team of over 70 members comprises of a rich inter-disciplinary mix of researchers with technology and business expertise capable of meeting the requirements of the centre. In 2012 the Research Centre moved to the ultra-modern student centre building in Strathmore University, where it occupies two floors. This space incorporates: an office block, four innovation labs, open working spaces and an business incubation offices with a capacity of up to 100 people.