IBM Research – Africa

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IBM Research – Africa was officially launched by IBM and H.E. the President of Kenya, Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta in November 2013. IBM's twelfth global research lab – a public-private partnership between the Ministry for ICT and IBM – and located at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi - conducts applied and far-reaching research into the grand challenges of the African continent to deliver commercially viable innovations that positively impact people's lives.

IBM's vision was to set up a pan-Africa institution with multiple facilities serving the entire continent.

In February 2015, IBM launched its second Africa lab in Johannesburg, South Africa.[citation needed]