Laurens Cloete leads Rebel’s work in science, technology and innovation in South Africa. He holds master's and bachelor’s degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Pretoria. Lauren Joined the CSIR in 1991 as a design and research engineer. From 2000 he held various technology leadership positions in CSIR including as the CSIR Executive in Group Executive Operations from 2014to 2017, in which capacity he provided strategic and operational oversight to the CSIR’s 10 research units and centres across various domains. Since joining Rebel in 2019 he has worked at the intersection of technology, policy and economics in the energy, digital and pharmaceutical domains on projects for UNESCO, the South African Department of Science and Innovation, CSIR, the SADC secretariat, the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the African Association of Science, the Academy Of Science of South Africa, GIZ, The Embassy of Netherlands in South Africa, Bushveld Energy and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). Laurens has extensive experience in science and technology management, including technology road mapping, techno economic modelling and technology transfer. Laurens has over 20 years’ prior experience in working with a variety of government, state-owned companies, private sector and international stakeholders. At Rebel he has led the HySA 2nd five-year review project and is one of the national experts on the GIZ-funded Promotion of Hydrogen in South Africa project.