Centre for Engineering Innovation and Production (CEIP) - The Technical University of Kenya

What we do

Objectives

Key objectives include; meeting the technological requirements of the Micro Small Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector; meeting the skill deficit in the area of tool engineering and allied trades including skill up gradation of existing manpower, and enhancing the skills of members of the jua kali sector to improve their production potential. Universities are expected to have a growing impact on society. CEIP’s vision, mission and objectives have led to the development of a strategic plan which aims to have a measurable impact on society by means of training highly qualified personnel and conducting, disseminating innovative research work. The environment for training highly qualified employees and research is constantly changing in Kenya. Businesses are facing unprecedented workforce challenges and are seeking to recruit employees who are highly competent in both the scientific and technical fields. The government is asking universities to play an increased role in key areas of competition, to get involved in society, to consolidate the validity of research results and to establish major partnerships. Action Strategies CEIP is focusing on four complementary strategic directions to maximize the impact of its actions:

Action Strategies

CEIP is focusing on four complementary strategic directions to maximize the impact of its actions

  1. Training manpower in specialist trades who are capable of transferring their knowledge to society.
  2. Conducting innovative research and development work that has a major impact on society.
  3. Optimizing the use of the state-of-the-art equipment for the production of products that will add to the competitiveness of the MSME sector.
  4. Building visionary strategic partnerships.

To achieve these objectives, CEIP is organized under the following sections: Innovation and Design, Manufacturing and Production, Commercialization and Enterprise, and Technology Transfer and Training.