Iran has launched a tech hub in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, to provide a platform for exchanging tech ideas and facilitate trade.
Called Iran’s House of Innovation and Tech (HIT for short), the center was inaugurated on Wednesday by Iran’s Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari, Isti.ir reported.
The inaugural event was attended by Kenyan Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications Joseph Wakaba Mucheru and the head of Kenya’s Chamber of Commerce, Richard Ingati, as well as an Iranian delegation of CEOs of 40 knowledge-based companies.
Established in Iran’s former embassy building, HIT is mandated to extend Iran’s market for tech products to East Africa.
Offering workspaces and internet connection for Kenyan and Iranian companies, it will be a permanent tech fair for innovative items developed by Iranian knowledge-based companies.
Several Iranian tech professionals are set to offer mentorship and consultation to Kenyan tech enthusiasts, which will help establish a technology ecosystem.