Extension for call for applications: NIW 2024 faculty-based hackathons

The deadline for submission of papers for the Nairobi Innovation Week has been extended to 19th March 2024.

The goal of the Hackathon is to prepare students to be job creators instead of job seekers. The top three winning ideas from each of the Faculties Hackathons will get a chance to participate in the final Nairobi Innovation Week competition in 2024.

Thematic Areas:

  • Education
  • Fintech
  • Affordable housing
  •  Health care
  •  Environment and climate change
  •  Cross-cutting Sectors
  •  Food security & nutrition


  •  Agriculture
  •  Art & Social Sciences
  •  Built Environment & Design
  •  Business Management & Sciences
  •  Education
  •  Engineering
  •  Law
  •  Health Sciences
  •  Science & Technology
  •  Veterinary Medicine

Who is eligible to apply & participate in Innovation Hackathons?
- Open to all university of Nairobi students both undergraduates and postgraduates
- University of Nairobi Academic and Non-academic Staff

Important Dates:
Application call opened: 8th March, 2024
Clarification about the Hackathon: 18th March, 2024 at 4.00pm

https://meet.google.com/dtw-enxn-vbd?hs=224 Clarification meeting link

Application Call Closes: 19th March, 2024

Selected and accepted teams Announcements: 20th March

Hackathons: 21st to 23rdMarch, 2024
Nairobi Innovation Week 2024: 8th to 10th May 2024

What is a hackathon?
What is a Pitch Deck?

Examples of a Pitch deck and some tools to help create a great one:


Please share this with friends and your community within the University of Nairobi.
For further clarification please contact us on: niw@uonbi.ac.kestartinev@gmail.com