Intel and AfriLabs Unite to Propel African DeepTech Ecosystem: Intel AI Programme Heads to Kenya

Intel and AfriLabs are set to ignite the Kenyan DeepTech scene with the Intel AI Programme for African DeepTech Startups & Ecosystem Stakeholders. Building on the resounding success of its inaugural event in Abuja, Nigeria, this initiative is poised to accelerate innovation and foster collaboration within Kenya’s tech ecosystem.


The Intel AI Programme is scheduled for the 28th to the 30th of May 2024, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm EAT, at the Sankara Nairobi Hotel. The experience is designed to empower a diverse array of stakeholders, including DeepTech hubs, AI startups, developers, universities, and research institutions.


Following in the footsteps of its Nigerian counterpart, this three-day event will feature panel discussions on the “Challenges and Opportunities of DeepTech in Africa/Kenya – Socio-Economic and Policy Implications,” offering invaluable insights into navigating the complex landscape of DeepTech innovation. Furthermore, an engaging “AI Policy Roundtable” will convene esteemed government officials, policy-making institutions, and regulatory bodies to chart sustainable growth and development courses. There will be an Introduction to the Intel Liftoff for Startups Program, Intel Developer Cloud, Intel OneAPI initiative & Introduction to AI Tools at Intel. 


“Intel is excited to partner with AfriLabs in this second part of our Intel AI Programme which aims to foster expertise, resources, and networking opportunities within the African DeepTech ecosystem. This partnership underscores our dedication to empowering Kenyan innovators with the tools and knowledge for success, illuminating a path toward transformative technology innovation in the region.,” said Dr. Bienvenu Agbokponto Soglo, Director of Government Affairs Africa and IGA CTO Liaison.


Anna Ekeledo, Executive Director at AfriLabs, echoed this sentiment, expressing excitement about the upcoming event. “We are thrilled to extend our collaboration with Intel to Kenya, driving forward the African DeepTech ecosystem. This initiative holds the promise of unleashing untapped potential within Kenya’s DeepTech community, fueling innovation, and charting new pathways for technological advancement,” she remarked.


In line with its commitment to inclusivity and accessibility, the event will be hybrid, accommodating both physical attendance and online participation, ensuring that no opportunity for engagement is missed.


Interested participants are encouraged to seize this opportunity by registering for the event before the deadline on the 12th of May 2024, at 11:59 pm EAT. To register please visit


Don’t miss your chance to be at the forefront of DeepTech innovation in Kenya.  Join us as we embark on a journey to connect, collaborate, and co-create the future of technology on the African continent.


About AfriLabs


AfriLabs is the largest network of technology and innovation hubs across Africa, driving the growth of Africa’s innovation ecosystem. With a mission to support the development of the African technology and innovation ecosystem, AfriLabs connects hubs and other stakeholders to facilitate collaboration, resource sharing, and knowledge transfer.


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