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Mr Remy Twiringiyimana is a fellow at ARIN. Mr Remy Twiringiyimana is a PhD Candidate in Science Technology Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) at the University College London (UCL). He is researching how universities interact with other actors in emerging innovation systems. His research focuses on systems theory and related conceptual frameworks including the national innovation systems (NIS), sectoral innovation systems (SIN), and triple helix systems (THS), and how these concepts are useful to enable the framing and governance of science, technology and innovation policy.

Prior to starting his PhD, Mr Twiringiyimana was serving as Advisor to the Minister of Education in the Government of Rwanda (2015-2019). Previously, he worked in the same ministry of education as Director of Research and Development (R&D), under the former Directorate of Science, Technology and Research (DSTR) (2010-2015). In his capacity as Director of R&D, he coordinated three major programmes: (i) National Competitive Research Grant programme aiming at supporting research projects from universities, (ii) Knowledge Partnership Programme (KTP) in partnership with the World Bank, to stimulate innovation and collaboration between universities and industry, and (iii) Rwanda Innovation Endowment Fund (RIEF) in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), to support innovation projects in priority areas as stipulated in the national science, technology and innovation policy.

Prior to joining the Ministry of Education, Mr Twiringiyimana worked with the former Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), now, the University of Rwanda, College of Science and Technology (UR CST), as Assistant Lecturer in the faculty of Engineering (2009-2010). Mr Twiringiyimana holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Communications, Control and Digital Signal Processing (MSc, CCDSP) from the University of Strathclyde, UK.