Sustainable Innovation Design

UoN Towers

About SID Course

The SID Standard course is aimed at students that are eager to jump right into the process of mixing theory and practice. Students work in Multi-disciplinary multi-cultural teams over a period of 3.5 months to solve real life industry issues by using Human Centered Design Thinking Principles. This Problem Based Learning Course gives learners the opportunity to explore and bring about sustainable local solutions that impact communities worldwide.

Learning Objective

The goal of this course is to develop teams of creative, bold, curious, open minded & innovative thinkers while solving a real-life challenge.


Students are grouped in self organising multi-disciplinary teams.
The students are then given an industry problem to solve the entire semester.
A specific iterative methodology is used under the supervision of mentors and design thinking coaches.
At the end of the semester, the students present their prototype for academic credit and industry assessment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Holder of an undergraduate degree in any field.
  • Final level undergraduate as well as masters level students will also be considered.
  • Be willing to commit for the entirety of the program and available for any required travel for research purposes.
  • Fun, open minded and bold enough to imagine & create Kenya’s futures!