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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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The Future is Smart Cities

NIRDA, in partnership with the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (MITEC), the Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA) and GIZ’s Digital Solutions for Sustainable Development Program (DSSD), supported the Smart Kigali Challenge – a competition aimed at encouraging the development and emergence of novel and innovative solutions to build smart cities and support cross-sectoral...

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Industrial Policy for the Next Decade

On September 17 -18, the International Growth Center (IGC), World Bank, and the Government of Rwanda jointly organized a conference on industrial policy. This event generated discussions regarding how Rwanda can best use industrial policy to help realize its medium-term strategies, such as the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1), and Vision 2050. The conference was opened by Hon. Vincent...

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Rwanda and African’s Fourth Industrial Revolution

“What will it take to be at the forefront of Africa’s Fourth Industrial Revolution?”

This is the question that was posed by DMMHehe at their breakfast conversation on Driving Africa’s Fourth Industrial Revolution. With support from Smart Africa and the Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA), the gathering brought together representatives of Government institutions, the private sector,...

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