The main objective of the NIRDA Open calls is to introduce ﬁrm-level innovations, which improve the ability and capacity of Rwandan enterprises to compete in strategic national and international markets, leading to increased proﬁts, exports and the creation of decent and productive employment.
In line with the Government of Rwanda’s industrial policy objectives of increasing domestic production for local consumption and improving Rwanda’s export competitiveness, NIRDA aims to support enterprises in speciﬁc priority industrial value chains. NIRDA will implement a targeted value chain approach that focuses on the full range of activities that are required to bring a product or service from conception, through the diﬀerent phases of production, delivery to ﬁnal consumers and ﬁnal disposal after use. Activities that comprise the value chain can be contained within a single ﬁrm or divided among diﬀerent ﬁrms, as well as within a single geographical location or spread over wider areas.
NIRDA will select priority value chains that oﬀer the best prospects of achieving its objectives, considering the potential for:
All NIRDA projects will place strong attention on lesson learning and replication. This is to ensure the longer-term outcomes of projects have a larger and more signiﬁcant impact across the value chain and throughout the national economy.
STEPS TO APPLY
The application process is a simple two-step procedure: ( CURRENTLY OPENED FOR CLAY VALUE CHAIN)