About C4DLab

Our Mission

To generate and share knowledge, and produce innovative technological
solutions that address societal problems by nurturing and mentoring a
community of researchers, undertaking cutting-edge research, and forging partnerships.

Our Vision

To be the global point of reference for ICT research and innovation for sustainable development.

Core Values

The C4DLab shall be guided by the following core values.

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Academic Excellence & Mentorship

We shall strive to achieve academic excellence and be mentors to upcoming researchers.

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Integrity

In all our actions and interactions, we shall be people of integrity, maintaining ethical behaviour and exhibiting professional etiquette.

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Team Work

In all our actions and interactions, we shall be people of integrity, maintaining ethical behaviour and exhibiting professional etiquette.

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Societal Focus

 In all our research, we shall be guided by a focus on societal needs.

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Innovativeness & creativity

Innovativeness and creativity shall be the hallmark of our research activities.

Who are we?

C4DLab is a prototyping and innovative startup incubation lab at the School of Computing & Informatics, University of Nairobi. This lab was founded in 2013, as the first phase of a bigger complex CC4D (Center of Computing for Development) to be built at the school. The lab works with the entire university community, with a reach to a community of more than 70,000 people, including faculty, students, staff and alumni.

Our Flagship Activities

Capacity Building & Training

C4DLab runs numerous events in form of seminars, bootcamps, workshops, etc geared towards building the capacity for the university community to easily innovate. There are also systematically organized short courses that run the entire year, particularly cyber security, cloud computing, innovation management and data analytics.

Research

C4Dlab has established several partnerships with government, private sector and multinationals to promote data driven policy making through research. With funding from various organizations and utilizing capacity at the University, C4DLab has championed development of policy and strategy documents founded on rigorous research.

Startup Acceleration

We launched our incubation late in 2013 and received a total of 24 applicants. Currently, C4Dlab has a capacity of 10 physical startups, and while the rest are engaged on the virtual incubation model.