Access to Markets

This pillar refers to finding opportunities for generation of commercial value from the outputs of the knowledge economy. This includes finding, growing and maintaining commercial relationships.The success of the knowledge economy will depend on the ability to create new markets for the outputs of the national innovation ecosystem. Intentional efforts should be made to develop local market opportunities and to open regional and international markets for these outputs. This will include creating awareness of these commercial opportunities and ensuring the output meets the quality standards required to access these markets.
  • Current Context
  • Challenges
  • Opportunities

Kenya is a signatory to many international treaties and trade agreements. These agreements not only make it easier for Kenya to access modern technology and investments that can improve the local knowledge economy, but they also make it easier for Kenya to export the outputs of its knowledge economy into new markets. Some of the treaties that have created new market opportunities include The East African Community (EAC), Common Market of East and Southern Africa (COMESA) and African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
The ability to identify, grow and maintain new markets for the outputs of our knowledge economy is essential to its long- term sustainability. While most innovation is usually to address an immediate local need, it is important to also encourage the invention of solutions that meet a more global demand with this would increase the likelihood of such inventions finding commercial value in the markets it expands into.

What We're Doing

Projects Under the Access to Markets Pillar

Innovation Trade Tours


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