African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT)

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ACEIoT project is a regional initiative to enhance higher education and innovative research capacity of the East and South African Region. The latest ICT technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) have the potential to ensure success through an innovation-led pathway. ACEIoT is a collaborative Project with Regional and International partners from Academia, Industries and Research Institutions. ACEIoT will build on UR-CST’s existing collaborations with the local and international partners, including Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda, and the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Italy.

ACEIoT’s objectives are to (i) build a critical mass of African scientists and engineers in IoT through higher education and research, and (ii) set up an IoT living lab in Rwanda for open innovation and co-creation of IoT4D. The aim is to develop efficient service delivery solutions for Africa's most pressing challenges in agriculture, healthcare, energy, infrastructure, and education, thus addressing the developmental challenges of the ESA region focusing on innovative, low-cost, open and sustainable solutions, and excel as a focal point for regional and international research collaborations, by providing a forum for researchers to share ideas and results on IoT applications.


  • Offering Masters and Ph.D programs in collaboration with partners
  • Training Professionals and Engineers to carry out fundamental, applied and multidisciplinary and multi-site research in the IoT field.
  • Increase IoT applied research output with relevance to ESA priority domains, through a focus on low-cost, innovative, open and sustainable solutions,
  • Offering Short Courses and Professional Training Courses
  • Conducting Workshops and Community Outreach activities

Key Contacts and Address

Name: Prof. Santhi Kumaran
Position: Center Leader
Phone: +250 --- --- ---
Bio: Click here to read her bio.

Physical Address:
University of Rwanda-College of Science and Technology,
Nyarugenge Campus, KIST 1 building.


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