Strathmore Business Schools inaugural Bio-Entrepreneurship Program began on Monday 19th August 2013. The program is held in conjunction with KEMRI and the International Institute for Biotechnology Entrepreneurship. The program is tailored for scientists, researchers and STI managers seeking fundamental insights into the formation, launch and management of a company focused on making products in human health care or agriculture using the tools of modern biology.
The program is taught by a mix of both local and international faculty including Robert Karanja, Research Officer, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Stephen T. Isaacs, Chairman, President and CEO of Aduro BioTech; Peter Pitts, President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and Stephen M. Sammut, Senior Fellow and Lecturer, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
The program aims at exploring the role that both entrepreneurship and innovation play in the competitiveness of Biopharmaceutical & Agricultural and life science companies and will be delivered in three modules, with the other two running in October and November.