INNOVATE FOR COW

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Visit: www.nirda.gov.rw or talk to us during working hours at Kigali City Tower 3rd Floor or Huye Research Centre, also  E-mail:biohackathon@nirda.gov.rw


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What is a I4C BIOHACKATHON?

I4CBIOHACKATHON aims to involve young innovators with ideas aligning with the concept of the COW IN THE CAR project and with potential to be converted into marketable products and technologies. This constitutes NIRDA’s contribution to promote entrepreneurship and to bridge the gap between job market and the unemployed youth.

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INNOVATE FOR COW (I4C) BIOHACKATHON

1. Background


National Industrial Research and Development Agency(NIRDA) is a government institution that plays a key role:  to enable a generation of industrial innovators to become competitive through technology monitoring, acquisition, development and transfer and applied research.

Through the Applied Research and Development Foresight Incubation (ARDFI) department, NIRDA is organizing “Innovate for Cow Biohackathon” for young innovatorsthat seeks to unlock the potential for innovation for cow and cow by-products; especially in leather, medicinal, cosmetic, fertilizer, animal feeds and creative arts.

2. WHAT SUPPORT DOES NIRDA OFFER?

Through Innovate for Cow Biohackathon, NIRDA is ready to collaborate with young innovators in order to improve competitiveness and productivity by enabling them to:

  • Support innovation through cash prize* to upgrade their projects/products
  • Benefit from cost-free 3 month- incubation, which will yield growth of selected projects – improving production and management.  

*(Terms and conditions apply)

  • Train successful teams on the appropriate technology, Product development, business development and Intellectual property management skills

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