Kenya is rapidly advancing toward its goal of becoming a middle-income country by 2030, and the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sector is foundational to this growth. As it grows, the Kenyan industries are discovering the importance of intellectual property (IP). Kenyan businesses, entrepreneurs, government agencies, and civil society are eager to learn how to evaluate, acquire, trade, and leverage IP assets that were previously largely ignored. This need is, currently, largely unmet.
The Centre is founded on the research gap existing on intellectual property protection. Our research projects include but are not limited to IP aspects relating to a variety of subjects, ICT and media law; and Cybersecurity regulation. We have also partnered with other IP organizations in the globe to facilitate our research here in Kenya. The CIPIT team has members drawn from full time researchers, admin staff, and interns recruited from the Law School. The research team comprises of both local and global research experts.
The Centre’s current budget is funded by research projects from various partners. Our research activities generate funds for our sustainability, through undertaking projects with the partner organizations.