CENIT@EA shall incorporate applied-oriented training modules and linkage to industry, as well as a strong focus on technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. The main aim of this project is to strengthen teaching and research in Embedded and Mobile Systems at the East African partner institutions. A high industrial relevance will be ensured by the Excellence Centre and thereby strengthen the employability of graduates. By cooperating closely with partners straight from the East African industry, new opportunities will be offered to graduates, as their skills are directly matched to the region’s needs. Another focus is put on capacity building not only in the field of higher education, but comprehensively by extending the existing cooperation with local and regional stakeholders. The Excellence Centre will be supported all the time by an international academic and industrial consortium and operated by NM-AIST. Aligned to the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)-BMZ Results Framework, CENIT@EA builds on the following three pillars and respective outcomes: