We aim to shed more light on the dynamics and impact of science, technology and innovation on business and entrepreneurship, policy processes, culture, and society in general.


We explore how to transform access to energy via deliberate policy and private-sector interventions. Broadly, our energy research contributes to the ongoing discourse on development and climate change.

Energy Projects:

Sustainability, Inclusivity and Governance of Mini-grids in Africa (SIGMA)

Climate Compatible Growth (CCG)

Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS)


Urban Development

We undertake impact-driven research on how residents in urban informal settlements can better anticipate, cope with, adapt to, and transform through change and disruptions.

Urban Development Projects:

Digital platforms and household resilience in Mathare, Nairobi.

Multi-purpose community centre for learning and social cohesion in Dandora

Community Resilience Pathways in Nairobi’s informal settlements


Technology Management

Our research focuses on enhancing innovation across all sectors. We develop and deliver tools to improve the management of innovation within organizations and their suppliers and customers.

Technology Management Projects:

Frugal Innovation Histories