IBM Opens Nairobi R&D Facility

Published 11-19-2013

IBM opened a 21,000-sf commercial technology R&D facility in Nairobi in November of 2013. The lab will house researchers leveraging powerful analytical tools, such as cognitive computing systems, to develop solutions to Africa's unique challenges for energy, healthcare, agriculture, water, transportation, and public safety. The facility is located at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and features a dynamic cloud-enabled computing hub. The facility is IBM's twelfth global research laboratory and represents a commitment to Africa as an important emerging market.