There is an emerging trend worldwide of governments re-aligning their focus to base GDP growth on research and innovation output, rather than on the traditional sources such as mineral wealth or tourism. This shift in itself forms the backbone of sustainable development, in that it relies on an inexhaustible source of wealth. Kenya is slowly shifting her focus to research development and innovation, as witnessed by the increased government funding towards research. Sustainable research has been taking a multi-disciplinary approach, where no research field can succeed on its own if it does not incorporate inputs from other fields. Another reason for the same approach may be attributed to the mobilization of resources, owing to the fact that sustainable research and innovation can be capital intensive.