NIRDA to support young innovators in cow value chain

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) has launched “Innovate for Cow Biohackathon”, an initiative to support young innovators in the cattle livestock value chain.

“Our Innovate for Cow Biohackathon for young innovators seeks to unlock the potential for innovation for cow and cow by-products; especially in leather, medicinal, cosmetic, fertilizer, animal feeds and...

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NCST team laud projects implementation progress

A team from the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) has lauded the progress of the two projects it funded and are being implemented by researchers from the National Industrial Research and Development expressing optimism for the positive outcome.

One of the project is: “Bioethanol and hand sanitizer production from sugar cane molasses to quickly respond to their local increasing...

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Animal feeds processors trained in computer program formulation

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency NIRDA on Wednesday started a three day training to equip firms engaged in Animal feed processing with skills to use formulation of feed ingredients using computer programs.

The training brings together selected industries processing animal feeds and it is taking place at NIRDA Research Center based in Huye.

It follows a research carried out...

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NIRDA, University of Rwanda seek more partnership in research collaboration areas

The National Industrial research and Development Agency (NIRDA) staff members together with researchers from University of Rwanda are discussing areas of collaboration to boost research activities in both institutions and contribute to the private sector growth.  

It is expected that the team will draft the MoU of areas of collaboration that will be reviewed by the management of both NIRDA and...

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NIRDA DG calls for industries to embrace circular economy for improved growth, productivity

The Director General of the National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) Dr. Christian Sekomo Birame has urged industry players and SMEs to embrace the circular economy as it enables growth and boosts productivity.

Dr. Sekomo was speaking in a high level meeting on the Cleaner Production and Innovation and Climate Innovation Centre (CPCIC) to discuss how to increase industrial...

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NIRDA hosts the Access for Impact, Technology, and Innovation event

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) has hosted the Access for Impact, Technology and Innovation event Bringing together participants from various industries in the country and experts from Belgium to discuss how to leverage technology and innovation to become more productive.

Held at the Kigali Convention Centre, the event was organized in partnership with Enabel, the...

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NIRDA fosters young graduates’ innovative projects

From Smart Urwina, which brings technology in the banana ripening process, Akwa Drop that deals with real-time water quality monitoring and treatment, San Tech Ltd with E-visitor registration system, to bird scaring technology by Umurinzi Company BGM Ltd, young graduates are innovating to solve problems affecting communities.

These young university graduates who developed these four projects are...

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NIRDA hosts young innovators in a boot camp to develop further their products

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) on Monday started a boot camp bringing together young innovators to review their projects that will be presented to industries and other private companies in a demonstration day that is being organized.

Participants are young innovators who participated in incubation program thru NIRDA STEM For Industry hub (S4I Hub) in 2019.


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Participants in NIRDA’s Open Calls for Cow in the Car value chain train in financial management, book keeping

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) on Tuesday started a three-day workshop on financial management, book keeping and records of financial transactions in books of accounts to companies that made it to the second phase in the Open Calls Program, Cow in the Car Value chain.

The interactive workshop covers various topics including financial management principles and...

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NIRDA trains private essential oils companies on how to improve quality, competitiveness

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) last week concluded a three-day training bringing together participants from essential oils private companies to help them improve the quality and quantity of their respective essential oils products.

Participants include companies involved in growing aromatic plants, first-level essential oils processors, and essential oils product...

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