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High expectations as incubation programme for hackathon winners kicks off

Six teams of young innovators who recently scooped awards during the innovate4industry hackathon have started a three-month intensive incubation programme with high expectations.

Young innovators will acquire trainings and be mentored so as to take their projects further and invent hardware solutions for future challenges of industries locally and beyond.

The hackathon that was organised by...

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NIRDA awards best teams in innovate4industry hackathon

Genevieve Uwamariya, is one of the three-team young innovators that were crowned yesterday as the overall best innovators in innovate4industry hackathon that ended yesterday in Kigali.

The team that developed a prototype banana the ripening machine was among 37 teams which were selected to participate in the three-day hackathon organised by the National Industrial Research and Development Agency...

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Young innovators challenged to work hard to invent solutions for industries

Rwanda Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) has organized a three day Innovate for Industry hackathon that seeks to help young innovators invent hardware solutions for future challenges of industries locally and beyond.

Such solutions which should be useful for the private sector and industry leaders can be found by leveraging technology. The three-day hackathon kicked off on...

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NIRDA commits to support industries to reduce waste, promote circular economy

National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) has expressed its commitment to support industries in promoting circular economy.
NIRDA was joining various stakeholders in the inaugural National Circular Economy Forum that brought together experts from the industry and environment sectors.
The forum that took place on Thursday in Kigali discussed strategies of advancing a circular...

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NIRDA seeks to support firms in wood processing value chain

Rwanda Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) has conducted a technology audit report on wood processing value chain to establish currently available technology and technological capability.

The audit carried out on 127 firms between February and June this year also sought to assess the potential for upgrading, extending and optimizing wood processing to increase production for both...

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NIRDA releases fruits and vegetables tech audit report

In a bid to improve the competitiveness in fruits and vegetables sector, the National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) has carried out a technology audit to establish currently available technology and technological capability.

The audit was carried out between February and June on 56 firms mainly Small and Medium Enterprises dealing in Fruits and Vegetables.

The tech audit...

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NIRDA supports the private company and develop jointly Mosquito Repellents products to Fight Malaria

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) has successfully developed three mosquito repellent products from essential oil plants to effectively control residual malaria transmission occurring outdoors and before going to bed.

Malaria is still reported as a life-threatening disease in Rwanda just like in other parts of the tropical region.

It is caused by a parasite called...

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The First Winners of the NIRDA Open Calls

At the official launch of NIRDA 2.0 on October 11, 2018, the first winners of the NIRDA Open Calls were announced.  The main objective of the NIRDA Open Calls Program is to introduce firm-level innovations, which improve the ability and capacity of Rwandan enterprises to compete in strategic national and international markets. This will lead to increased profits, exports and the creation of decent...

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The Made-In-Rwanda Policy Launch

On October 25th 2018, The Ministry of Trade and Industry officially launched the Made in Rwanda Policy, which is aimed at increasing competitiveness by enhancing Rwanda’s domestic market through value chain development. The policy was launched at the Kigali Cultural Village by Hon. Soraya Hakuziyaremye, the minister of Trade and Industry, who noted that the MIR policy has had a positive impact on...

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Resource: List of Exhibitors from the Made-in-Rwanda Policy Launch

Agro Processing, Blessed Diaries, MINIMEX, SODAR, Rice, Bakhresa, Sosoma Industries, Brioche

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