US tech giant Cisco to open multi million innovation centre in Nairobi

The innovation hub is one of three that the firm is launching in sub-Saharan Africa

The centre will give room to tech enthusiasts to horn their digital skills as well as get advice from tech experts.

Cisco plans to host different groups every year, with the length of incubation based on need basis.

The innovation hub is one of three that the firm is launching in sub-Saharan Africa with the rest set to be based in South Africa.

“The innovation centres will be free for use by digital innovations and small medium enterprises....they will also have access to some of our infrastructure (APIs) which they will use if need be to build solutions around them,” said Cisco East Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, David Bunei.

Cisco is the largest networking company in the world. The Silicon Valley-based develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.

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