iTATU is student-centric Industry-Academia Platform (IAP) that seeks to facilitate and stimulate innovative interaction between corporates and talented students and contribute to an increase in industry-academia contacts and collaboration.
The platform will organize innovation challenges and other activities that offer teams of students an opportunity to use their knowledge and ideas to solve problems posed by Kenyan companies. This will in turn drive the competitiveness of Kenyan firms, increase the employability of the students, promote a culture of entrepreneurship.
"The Industrial Academia platform, iTATU, is an eye opener to students to dream and create a better tomorrow by offering us an avenue to sustainable development through empowerment, linkages and mentorship . It also gives industries an opportunity to create their future generations of employees through these collaborations. Am excited to be part of this program"
The Industry Academia Platform (IAP will be a key entity in providing solutions to communities. It will have a great impact on the ability of students to embrace problem solving approach in their research and come up with new technologies. It has the potential to link students with industries which will make it possible for students to get jobs after their studies. Companies will also have access to qualified personnel through the program. I am looking forward to a better future for students, communities and companies through IAP.
MARVIN MUTUA, Moi University student representative