ACEIoT staff visit KEEP to explore areas of collaboration
Staff from African Centre of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT) have paid a three - day visit to KNUST Engineering Education(KEEP) Centre, Ghana, to discuss and explore potential areas of collaboration especially in STEM education.
A team led by Assoc. Prof Damien Hanyurwimfura, the ACEIoT Centre Director visited the Centre from 8th to 10th January 2024.
This visit was organized under the existing memorandum of understanding that ACEIoT has signed with KEEP for collaboration in digital development and energy activities including joint research seminars, grant applications, student and faculty exchange programs, and research projects among others.
Under this collaboration, in 2023, an IoT and AI Applied Research Results Commercialization and Incubation Hub project was won.
Assoc. Prof Damien Hanyurwimfura said that some other joint activities were conducted including the weekly ACEIoT and KEEP seminars where students present their research work for peer and faculty review and knowledge sharing.
He added that, “We hope to continue the collaborative activities and explore more other opportunities”.
Prof. Jerry John Kponyo, KEEP Project Lead mentioned that the relationship between both Centres generates new knowledge to address problems faced by both countries Ghana and Rwanda and positively impact the sub-region.
“These collaborative projects offer opportunities for digital innovation and long-term interactions with industry and academia”, he said. He added that the Endowment Fund and the strong connection with alumni and industry are sustainability measures adopted by the project that ACEIoT can learn from.
The team from ACEIoT toured different labs and witnessed different technologies being used which can be duplicated at ACEIoT.
The team was made of the Centre Director Prof Damien Hanyurwimfura, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer from ACEIoT and Mrs. Butoyi Husna, Industry Liaison Officer at ICT Chamber.
The team concluded their trip visiting the Soko Aerial Centre on 12th January 2023.