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Nairobi skyline at night.

Learn more about Project Lucy and how cognitive systems like Watson will help Africa tackle its grand challenges.


The IBM Research – Africa physical lab space opened at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi on November 7, 2013. The lab is IBM’s 12th global laboratory and the first commercial technology research facility on the continent conducting both applied and far-reaching exploratory research. IBM Research’s presence in Kenya is intended to encourage and strengthen an innovative culture, and engage local entrepreneurs and innovators to develop solutions to the challenges faced by the people of Kenya, the surrounding region and other fast-growing markets around the world.

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  • Dr. Kamal Bhattacharya

    Dr. Kamal Bhattacharya

    Director
    IBM Research - Africa, Nairobi

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IBM Research – Africa
Catholic University Campus
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel +254 703 023 000

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