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NIRDA launches Open Calls for wood processors to acquire modern technologies, boost competitiveness

 In a bid to improve the competitiveness and productivity in wood processing value chain, the National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) on Thursday launched an Open Calls Programme for firms to compete for support to improve competitiveness.

The support ranges from acquiring and adapting upgraded equipment, cost-free technical and business advice to support the growth for owners...

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NIRDA exhibits its products in Huye expo

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) on Friday joined Huye district development partners and used the opportunity to explain to the public its role in supporting research and industrial development.

The exhibition attracted various stakeholders ranging from manufacturers art crafts, agriculture and livestock among others.

NIRDA exhibited various products and explained...

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NIRDA launches Open Calls for Fruits and Vegetables value chain

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) on Wednesday launched Open Calls programme for firms in the Fruits and Vegetables processing value chain to support improved competitiveness and productivity.

The launch of Open Calls programme follows the technology audit on Fruits and vegetables that identified gaps in the use of modern technologies which hinder firms’ productivity...

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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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The Launch of NIRDA 2.0

“Dear innovators, we want to introduce you to your new home.” With these words, the DG of NIRDA, Kampeta Sayinzoga opened the official launch of NIRDA 2.0 at the Radisson Blu Hotel/Kigali Convention Centre on October 11th 2018. NIRDA was first established in 2013 to support the diversification of the Rwandan economy, replacing the Institute of Scientific and Technological Research. Following a 2017...

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