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A team of Rwandan scientists and innovators from diaspora visited ACEIoT

On 5th October 2022, a team of Rwandan scientists and innovators from Diaspora communities visited the African Centre of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT). The main objective of their visit was to discuss with the Centre potential collaboration mechanisms in areas of research and innovations and how they can support the Centre to achieve its mandate.

During their visit, the Director of the Centre Prof. Damien Hanyurwimfura briefly presented the objectives of the Centre and some key achievements that have been registered from the establishment of the Centre to date. He highlighted that these achievements were registered in support of different partners and stakeholders mainly the industry and the partners universities.

The scientists and innovators have commended the work done so far and expressed their willingness to collaborate with the Centre to achieve more, especially in research projects.

“There are so many available grants opportunities outside, we can collaborate and come up with research projects which can be funded”, said Alain Patrick Ndengera, CEO of Profesional of Modem High Technology inc. Company, highlighting that Canada has so many funding agencies which may be of great importance if the Centre partners with some Canadian Universities.

Both the Centre and the visitors discussed how students’ innovations can be more implemented and legally owned. They agreed to collaborate and share information on new opportunities for funding and jointly develop research projects for funding.

After their visit, scientists and innovators toured the recently acquired IoT lab, got briefed on how it operates; and appreciated the up-to-date equipment used in the lab.
Guest toured the IoT lab
Guest Toured the IoT lab
The visiting team following a presentation of the Centre Director
The visiting team following a presentation of the Centre Director
One of the guests intervening
One of the guests intervening
A group photo of the guests with Centre staff
A group photo of the guests with Centre staff