The IREN Technologies &

Innovations Platform

WHAT IS ITIP-2019?

ITIP is short for IREN Technologies & Innovation Platform

The ITIP 2019 aims to promote awareness of smart solutions in mitigating challenges across agriculture value chains. We describe a smart solution as one which addresses agri-related challenges through the use of a mix of ICT and Mechanization to optimize agricultural processes along the agribusiness value chain.

Our objectives are:-

  1. To offer a platform to showcase smart solutions that solve challenges across the agricultural value chain
  2. To identify scalable smart solutions that can be valuable in the agribusiness sector
  3. To optimize agri-processes by promoting the best mix of innovation and technology to business processes along the agribusiness value chain

Who is eligible to participate?

  1. Young individuals aged 18-35 years
  2. Individuals should be residents of the 14 lake region counties: Siaya, Homabay, Migori, Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia, Vihiga, Trans Nzoia, Kisii, Nyamira, Bomet, Kisumu, Kericho and Nandi Counties
  3. Have at least completed secondary education
  4. Show an interest or understand challenges facing agribusiness sector in their counties
  5. Available for training and meetings throughout the program (March – November 2019)
  6. Agri-related Institutions who have been in operation for between 3-5 years could also apply through a representative

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