- Entails provision of demand driven capacity building programmes in Entrepreneurship and skills upgrading for MSEs. The module used by MSEA is Start and Improve your Business (SIYB) developed by ILO.
- Incubation of MSE operators/startups to improve their competence in unique skills. This is done at Kariobangi MSE Centre of Excellence.
Agricultural, Industrial & Automotive
Numerical Machining Complex offers mechanical and engineering services to the agricultural, industrial and automotive sectors in the East Africa market. Services offered are:
- Machining and general engineering
- Computer-Aided Design
- Computer-Aided manufacture (CAM) – milling, turning, gear cutting and hobbing
- Numerical control operations
- Foundry casting (both ferrous & non-ferrous)
- Laboratory testing – spectrometry, hardness testing and ultrasonic crack detection
- Plasma cutting
- Sheet metal folding services
- Cylindrical & surface grinding
Leather Value chain
- 1-Capacity Building
In collaboration with relevant institutions, KLDC conducts training for new and existing players along the leather value chain.
- Training and Production Centre for Shoe Industry (TPCSI)
TPCSI is a fully equipped institute specializing in diverse array of training modules for footwear and leather goods production situated in Thika, Kiambu County.
The Institute offers training in four (4) modules:-
• Cutting and Costing
• Footwear Design and Manufacturing
• Leather Goods Design and Manufacturing
In each module, the training is undertaken in four (4) levels . These are: –
• Basic Skills
• Machine Operations and Control
• Dummy Development
• Prototype and Production
- Market Linkages & Resource Mobilization
The Council facilitates the participation of leather sector players in marketing fora to connect with consumers at local, regional and international platforms. The Council also liases with development partners to mobilize resources for the development of the leather sector
- Mechanical Engineering
- Building and Construction
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Leather Technology
- Fashion Design and Clothing Technology
- Foods and Beverage vii. Information Communications Technology
- Business Management and Entrepreneurship
Industrial and Entrepreneurship
skills training for industrial workers,
the self-employed and school leavers
All economic sectors
Market intelligence for various export market
All economic sectors
Export Trade Statistics & Market Opportunities
Access daily Agricultural commodities market information via this link Wholesale commodity prices and also download the monthly livestock information via this link Livestock Market information reports or directly access the National Livestock Market information through http://www.lmiske.net/Pages/Public/Home.aspx.
The Authority evaluates and monitors the performance and trends of the communications sector through market analysis and reporting of data collected from service providers as per their license conditions on a quarterly basis
|Agency||Product||Product Features||Product Requirement|
|IDB Capital Limited||EXIM line of credit||
|ICDC||Equity Products :
|Debt Product-Corporate Loan||
|Debt Product-Asset Finance||This product targets corporate clients who seek to acquire, modernize and/or increase fleet of motor vehicles (non-PSV), machinery & equipment.
|Debt Product-Lines of credit||This is an approved loan limit amount available for draw down over a period of up to one year. It is designed to address unforeseen liquidity constraints.
|Debt Product-Bridging Finance||This is a facility offered as a short term stop gap measure for a maximum period of three years as an entrepreneur seeks for longer term financing.
|Debt Product-Contract finance||This is designed to allow businesses to access short term loans for working capital to supply goods on contract or undertake tendered projects.
|Guarantee Product-Tender and Bid Bonds||This facility is provided to clients to enable them bid for supply of goods and services.|
|Guarantees||Minimum amount: Open
Appraisal Fee: 2% of contract value p.a
Tenure: Depending on the contract time period
|Youth Fund||Agri -biz loan
|The loan is available to youth who wish to start or expand agricultural related businesses including purchase of equipment and working capital. The loan is available to individuals, registered groups, partnerships and companies owned and run by the youth. Youth can access up to Kshs. 2 million. The loan has no interest but a management fee of 5% of the loan amount will be deducted from the loan at disbursement.||
|Vuka Start Up
Vuka Expansion Loan
Vuka Asset Financing
|Constituency based loans
Rausha is a group loan for startup businesses or other income generating activities. Loan amount is Kshs. 100,000. Rausha loan has a three-month grace period. Repayment will be made in twelve (12) equal monthly instalments.
Inua is a business expansion loan for groups. It is advanced to groups with running businesses. Groups which have fully repaid Rausha or loans from other institutions can apply for Inua. Loan amount starts from Kshs. 200,000 and groups can progressively graduate up to Kshs. 1,000,000.
· A commission of 6.5% of the amount borrowed will be charged. The loan will be secured using Letter of undertaking, Bank guarantees, and conventional security.
|The loan is available to youth in the Creative/Performing Arts. The applicant may be an individual, registered group, partnership or companies owned and run by youth. The applicant may use the loan for working capital or to purchase talent related equipment.||
|VIJANA BAHARIA LOAN
|The Vijana Baharia Loan has been developed to facilitate young people to take up job opportunities in the shipping and maritime sector. The loan is available to youth (18-34 years) who have obtained employment as seafarers in cruise ships. The loan is meant to facilitate them to meet various Pre-Embarkation and Embarkation costs including those related to certification and training. Applicants can access up to Kshs. 200,000. The loan attracts no interest except a management fee of 5% which is deducted at the point of disbursement.||http://www.youthfund.go.ke/vijana-baharia-loan/|
|Kenya Industrial Estate Limited||Credit Facilities||KIE provides affordable medium to long-term finance to MSMIs for the purchase of machinery, equipment and working capital, either for start-ups, expansion, modernization or rehabilitation focusing on priority sectors identified in Vision 2030.||https://www.kie.co.ke/index.php/products-and-services/financial-support-services
|Special Credit Facilities for Marginalized Areas
|Topup Loan Facilities||This is a produclt targeting the existing KIE clients (loanees, mortgages and tenants) who have/had good credit record and have potential for growth and wish to acquire additional capital or financial assistance||https://www.kie.co.ke/index.php/products-and-services/financial-support-services|
|Bid Bond Facility
|Bid Bond Facility
A bid bond is issues as part of a bidding process by the surety to the project owner, to guarantee that the winning bidder will undertake the contract under the terms at which they bid. KIE charges for this service at a negotiable rate.
|Performance Bond Facility
|Performance Bond Facility
For this product, KIE has set aside funds in a commercial bank to facilitate performance bid bond facility to its ‘A’ Rated Clients
Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) is a parastatal under the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development. KIPIs main function are :
Industrial property rights administration
Provision of technological information to the public
Promoting inventiveness in Kenya
Provision of training on industrial property
The following table provides detailed information on the various forms of intellectual property and procedure for application
A Trade Mark is a sign which serves to distinguish the goods of an industrial or a commercial enterprise or a group of such enterprises. Find out more (https://www.kipi.go.ke/index.php/trademarks )
Invention means a solution to a specific problem in the field of technology. It is; a new and useful art (whether producing a physical effect or not), process, machine, manufacture or composition of matter which is not obvious, or any new and useful improvement thereof which is not obvious, capable of being used or applied in trade or industry and includes an alleged invention. An invention may be, or may relate to, a product, or a process. Find out more (https://www.kipi.go.ke/index.php/patents )
According to industrial property Act 2001, an industrial design is defined as “any composition of lines or colours or any three dimensional form whether or not associated with lines or colours, provided that such composition or form gives a special appearance to a product of industry or handicraft and can serve as pattern for a product of industry or handicraft”. Find out more (https://www.kipi.go.ke/index.php/industrial-design )
Utility model means any form, configuration or disposition of element of some appliance, utensil, tool, electrical and electronic circuitry, instrument, handicraft mechanism or other object or any part of the same allowing a better or different functioning, use, or manufacture of the subject matter or that gives some utility, advantage, environmental benefit, saving or technical effect not available in Kenya before and includes micro-organisms or other self-replicable material, products of genetic resources, herbal as well as nutritional formulations which give new effects. Find out more (https://www.kipi.go.ke/index.php/utility-models )
The Traditional Knowledge (TK )and Genetic resources (GR)unit, abbreviated as “TK & GR – UNIT” was established at the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI), in March 2009, to specifically address issues of intellectual property rights relating to traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources for indigenous and local communities practicing traditional lifestyles, their traditional cultural expressions, access and benefit sharing issues, Bonn and Akwe-Kon guidelines, disclosure requirements and other related matters within the national and international framework. Find out more (https://www.kipi.go.ke/index.php/traditional-knowledge )
Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is a national research institution established in 1979 under the Science and Technology Ac Cap. 250 of the Laws of Kenya (now repealed and replaced by the Science, Technology & Innovation Act, 2013) and mandated to undertake multidisciplinary research and development in industrial and allied technologies including; Mechanical Engineering, Energy and Power Resources, Leather Technologies, Textile Technology, Industrial Chemistry Environment, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Food Technology, Ceramics and Clay Technologies, Information Communication & Technology (ICT) and Mining.
KIRDI offers the following SME support;
- Common Manufacturing facilities
- Business Incubation services
- Product Development
- Training and Capacity Building
Organization Area of Support Details
Kenya Research & Development Institute (KIRDI) Common manufacturing facilities
CMF concept is where KIRDI provides facilities for MSME`s to process their products. Common manufacturing facilities are offered in the following areas;
- Food Technology
- Chemical Engineering
- Leather Processing Technology
- Engineering Development and Service Centre
- Textile Technology
- Ceramics & Building Materials
Business incubation services
KIRDI runs an incubation programme in which startups are housed within the organization for a maximum period of 6 months. We also run a virtual incubation service where Research Scientists support entrepreneurs and industrialists from their establishments.
The Incubatees both virtual and inhouse are given technical support, in the specific areas of interest.
Incubation services are offered on first come first served basis; In house incubation is strictly pegged on availability of space.
KIRDI’s Research Scientists assist MSME’s in product development. The Entrepreneurs/ Industrialists are aided in improving their products to a competitive quality range that is acceptable in the local, regional and international markets.
Training and capacity building programmes
KIRDI offers practical and industry related training courses that are custom made and focused on the needs of MSMEs. The trainings are conducted in all our technical divisions including; Food processing pilot plant, Mushroom pilot plant, Natural Products, Leather Development Centre, Energy Division, Ceramics Pilot Plant and Engineering Development Service Centre.