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Innovation Ecosystems Laboratory

How can science, technology and innovation ecosystems be best supported in developing country contexts?

The Innovation Ecosystems Laboratory seeks to understand how a range of technical, economic, social and political factors affect science, technology and innovation ecosystems in developing country contexts, in order to understand how these ecosystems can be best supported and sustained.

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The Laboratory is the platform for an ongoing partnership between UCL Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy and the University of Rwanda. It undertakes short and long-term research commissions, including projects funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC, Canada) and the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO, UK).

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Project conferences and seminars

University of Rwanda – UCL Seminar. September 2021. ‘UCL-UR Collaboration on Science Systems and Development in Africa – Work-in-Progress Seminar’ Mugwagwa, J., Washbourne, C. L., Kagwesage, A. M., & Twiringiyimana, R. (presenting)

Development Studies Association Conference 2021. July 2021. Panel: ‘Science as (un)usual: COVID-19, science, innovation and societal recovery in Sub-Saharan Africa.’ Mugwagwa, J., Washbourne, C. L., Kagwesage, A. M., & Twiringiyimana, R. (presenting)  

UCL STEaPP Lunch and Learn. April 2020. ‘STECS Final Report’ Mugwagwa, J., Washbourne, C. L., Kagwesage, A. M., & Twiringiyimana, R. (presenting)

SGCI Phase 1 Close Out workshop, Dakar, Senegal. February 2020. ‘Preliminary Findings of Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa Training Effectiveness Case Studies Project’ 

SGCI Forum 2019, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. November 2019. ‘Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa Training Effectiveness Case Studies Project’ Mugwagwa, J., Washbourne, C. L., Kagwesage, A. M., & Twiringiyimana, R. (presenting)