IBM Research – Africa

IBM Research – Africa is one of twelve research laboratories comprising IBM Research.[1] Located at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi,[2] it opened on November 7, 2013. It is the first commercial technology research facility on the African continent conducting both applied and far-reaching exploratory research.[3]

The lab is directed by Dr. Solomon Assefa, who oversees a research staff of 25.[4]


  1. "Labs and Locations". IBM Research. June 5, 2018.
  2. "Inside IBM's first African tech lab". BBC News.
  3. IBM Research. "IBM Research - Africa - Locations". Retrieved 2019-10-22.

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