A Visit by the United States Ambassador to Kenya, Meg Whitman
A Visit by the United States Ambassador to Kenya, Meg Whitman
From idea generation to enterprise development - The Innovation Ecosystem
From idea generation to enterprise development - The Innovation Ecosystem
Kenya, led by the KonzaTechnopolis Development Authority and DeST-Park
Kenya, led by the KonzaTechnopolis Development Authority and DeST-Park
Capacity building workshop for DeST-Park
Capacity building workshop for DeST-Park
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Inanguration of the Semiconduct by the Head of State
The Head of State Inaugurating the Semiconductor Technologies
P.S. Ambassador Nabukwesi Inangurating the DMM Project
P.S. Ambassador Nabukwesi Inaugurating the DMM Project
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Industrialization PS visits
Industrialisation Principal Secretary Ms. Betty Maina visits DeST-Park
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Purpose and Goal

The purpose of Dedan Kimathi Science and Technology Park (DeST-Park) is bring rapid development of knowledge intensive areas and to facilitate creation of new enterprises. It does so by bringing together in the same area three critical players:

  1. academia with new knowledge, research and innovation outputs;
  2. private sector players with international market knowledge and production networks to be able to scale up innovations and intellectual property outputs; and
  3. government agencies to provide the enabling business development environment.

The DesT- Park leases spaces for business development; provides built space to new entities to enable them prove the business concepts; activities for university researches and students to promote innovations; a supporting legal framework and environment and facilities for development of start-ups; and manages platforms for recruitment of talents for new enterprises.

Bio-resources

The proposed STP is in a central technology corridor, suitable for agriculture and food technology related activities. The STP focuses on green energy (bio-energy), bio-resources, biotechnology, food technology, agricultural engineering and ICT that supports these focus areas.

Design, Manufacturing and Materials

To further enhance the functionality of the park, a design, manufacturing and materials hub is proposed to focus on mechanization of agriculture through advancements in among others robotics and mechatronics.

Information and Communication Technology

ICT is identified as an important focus area to support the agriculture and food technology products. The ICT hub primarily focuses on applications and software in support of the agro-tech sector and developing synergies with other STP tenants.

Why DeST-Park

The STP at DeKUT seeks to provide value to start-ups, existing businesses, research institutes, government and investors .

Location and Mapping

The DeKUT Science and Technology Park is located 6KM fromNyeritown which is approximately 160KM from Nairobi.  Nyeri is a metropolitan town that serves as the regional business centre and administrative headquarter for Nyeri County. The town is served by key infrastructural services including all-weather roads, service industries and social services.

DeST-Park is located within close proximity of other urban areas such as Nyeri, King’ong’o and Kiganjo which are 5KM, 6KM and 13KM away respectively.It is also surrounded by seven neighboring counties: Kirinyaga, Meru, Embu, Murang’a, TharakaNithi, Laikipia and Nyandarua which border Nyeri County.

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