iHub By Josiah Mugambi / February 17, 2010
iHub – Ideas, Interests, Investments, Innovations
More than ever, innovation is disruptive and messy. It can’t be controlled or predicted. The only way to ensure it can flourish is to create the best possible environment — and then get out of the way. It’s a question of learning to live with a mess.
I also like this bit:
Fourth, information must become even more open and accessible. Government-funded research should be made public through “a Wikipedia of ideas,” so entrepreneurs can harness ideas commercially. High-speed Internet access must be much more widely available. Broadband is a major driver of new jobs and businesses, yet we rank only 15th in the world for access. More government support for broadband remains critical.
The Nairobi iHub will be many things – a collision of Ideas, Innovations, Interests, Investments. We need as many ideas as possible on activities, projects, concepts, anything, for the iHub. Send in your ideas via email to ideas (at) ihub.co.ke.
Investments are necessary so we intend to have a huge the internet pipe:). There has been of course been quite some time and effort invested by various people (Fady Rostom & Kwame Nyongo doing the interior layout, Mbugua & Salim of Symbiotic providing this hosting platform, Brian Longwe with some handy data equipment, the volunteer data team – Denis Wahome and Joseph Kamau)
Interests – we hope as many individuals & businesses partner with us as well as Government. We are still working out how to involve everyone in the community.
There is no telling where the iHub will be in 2-3 years. It is going to be quite an experiment, and right from the onset, the key will be to create the best possible environment within the iHub for innovations to take place, and to get out of the way.
Kibe wachira at 17:09:55PM Wednesday, February 17, 2010
this is totally cool looking forward for its opening.Reply
kiagiri at 18:46:20PM Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Nice quotes from EricReply
LouiV at 20:05:53PM Thursday, February 18, 2010
The iHub brings yet another Technovation age of creative thinkers together at a one go (With the landing of the fibre optic cable, kenyans get set to launch in Auto Mode). With local investors on the look out for potential business ventures, then suggestively this might be the place to source for all kinds of skillful, innovative, unique and creative ideas. Lets hope thats where technovation house we alias by the name “iHub” will be in the 2 – 3years of existence and I certainly pray to God that nothing of any destructive intent comes into interference with its nature of operations when i speak destructive i mean (Political influence, Malicious intent and so forth)Reply
Mbugua Njhia at 17:04:45PM Saturday, February 20, 2010
Love it love it love it….i just may spend ore time at the IHub that at my offices…with that sort of infrastructure…i might as well as be in my officeReply
forex robot at 02:26:08AM Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Terrific work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!Reply
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