Patents that you can use to innovate

How It Works

Tell us who you are

Stage 1

Create an account, tell us who are, and submit details of your innovation and/or product/solution.


Stage 2

Your innovation will be evaluated to determine its viability and the support required
Priority will be given to products that focus on the Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA).

Development & Growth

Stage 3

Viable innovations will be considered for further support to be developed into product, service.

Scale & Transformation

Stage 4

Work with the Huduma Whitebox team and partners to role out approved products or services guided by Government procurement law.

Huduma WhiteBox Services

Who we are

WhiteBox is an initiative of the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology and the ICT Authority, geared towards catalyzing the successful growth of local ventures to global, world-class status. The main objective of this initiative is to create a channel for anyone who wants to sell/suggest a product/idea to Government, priority will be given to products that focus on the Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA) and address Government priorities and challenges.

The program is a one-stop-shop for anyone who wants to present/share/sell an idea idea, innovation, invention or solution. The WhiteBox facility will addresss submissions on a need, and case by case basis whilst creating opportunities for financial support, office facilities, technical support, advisory services, access to market, networking opportunities and access to incubation and accelerator facilities/programs through the extensive partner ecosystem.

The WhiteBox initiative offers a window into Government wide initiatives; staffed with subject matter Government officers who will offer guidance on the program activities, selection criteria as well as insights into Government programs that the public can leverage on to grow their businesses.

We welcome entrepreneurs and businesses at all stages of growth, from ideation to scale and aim to build a collaborative community of entrepreneurs and innovators who will mutually benefit from sharing knowledge and establishing necessary partnerships for success.

What to expect

1. To grow local innovations addressing Government priorities and needs
2. To grow local innovations and solutions/products to be ready for the local and international market
3. Through our partner ecosystem, provide an instructive and supportive environment in all stages of invention, innovations and product/solution design through the provision of the following support;

3.1. Access to marketing services
3.2. Access to legal guidance
3.3. Linkage with research institutions and universities
3.4. Linkage with innovation hubs and centers
3.5. Linkage with investors and mentors
3.6. Linkage with appropriate industry players and
3.7. Linkage with relevant Government institutions


Kenya as a globally competitive knowledge based economy


Support and enable the development of a robust and sustainable technology entrepreneurship ecosystem

Target Group

The program will receive innovations and solutions/products that are targeted towards addressing Government priorities and challenges.

Advisory Council

Joseph Mucheru

EGH, MBS – CS, Ministry of ICT

Jerome Ochieng

PS ICT & Innovation

Dr. Katherine Getao

EBS – CEO, ICT Authority

Dr. Catherine Ngahu

Chairperson - SBO Research

Geoffrey Odundo


Kris Senanu

M.D Enterprise Division - Telkom Kenya

Mike Macharia


Hilda Moraa

CEO & Co-founder - Wezatele

Mbithe Muema

Head of Sales Kenya - Exotix Capital

Dr. Matunda Nyanchama

Director - Agano Consulting Inc

Myke Rabar

Founder & CEO - Homeboyz Group

Tonya Nyakeya

Ecosystem & Program Lead - IBM Research

Esther Muchiri

Executive Director - E-Mentoring Africa

Maggie Ireri

Founder & Director - TIFA Research

Investors Request

The Huduma WhiteBox Platform receives, evaluates and facilitates growth of Kenyan Innovations, which we evaluate and scale as per their requirements.

If you would like to invest in any of the top innovations evaluated, kindly create an account with us to view the viable solutions.


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ICT Authority
Teleposta Towers, 12th Flr,
Kenyatta Ave., Nairobi, Kenya.
P.O. Box 27150 - 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya.


+254 20 2211960
+254 20 2211961

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