The Space Industry has evolved over the years and is currently among the fastest growing industries in the world, creating new innovations and job opportunities everyday. Space technology plays a critical role in support of socio-economic development and data-driven decision making. In developing countries, space technology has the potential to foster development and advancement in higher education, science, technology, research and innovation. As a developing country, Kenya is keen to tap into this potential.
This financial year (FY) 2021/2022, KSA has set aside Ksh 10 Million for the award of Research Chairs (RC) on 3U Nanosatellite Model Development, Land Cover Data Collection Application Development and Small-scale Crop Mapping Application using Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML). The purpose of these Research Chairs is to catalyze and promote research in Space Science and Technology in our local Universities as well as build our human capacity in these disciplines. (Click here to view the research chair advert to public universities)
In this regard KSA will be offering research grants for THREE projects in the FY2021/2022. The links below elaborate each research grant further.