The National Industrial Research and Development Agency last week concluded a workshop for firm representatives who made it to the second round of Open Calls Program to help selected firms acquire upgraded equipment and related technologies.
The nationwide workshop brought together firms in piggery, poultry, animal feeds and stone Value chains.
NIRDA is partnering with Enabel-Rwanda in the Open Calls Program in two sectors namely urbanization and agriculture.
Through the Open Call Programme, firms are encouraged to apply and compete for support to acquire upgraded equipment with advanced technology, technical and business advisory support altogether believed to improve competitiveness and productivity.
The support is channeled through Development Bank Rwanda (BRD) at zero-interest loans without any collateral requirements.
NIRDA Open Calls support also aims at Upgrading, extending, optimizing their businesses to increase locally made products in quality and quantity and create more decent and productive jobs.
Applicants who need more details can also call NIRDA’s toll free number 1055 or visit NIRDA offices at Kigali City Tower, 7th floor during work hours.