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 University of Rwanda prior to signing it.
Both institutions have a long time partnership and have worked together on several projects.
Speaking to participants Dr. Olivier Kamana, Head of Applied Research, Development and Foresight incubation said that both NIRDA and the University of Rwanda are research institutions and working together would be more productive and with more tangible research findings hence positively contributing to the research development in the country.
“In its strategy, NIRDA should work with academia, we seek partnership with the University of Rwanda in different areas, we called you especially to discuss collaboration in Life science and STEM research,” Dr. Kamana said
“We need your expertise and advise on how we can put our state of art laboratories into good use, we also hope that MoU can be signed between NIRDA and University of Rwanda so that we can work together on research collaboration as well as other scientific activities,”
NIRDA and UR can collaborate to boost research activities through facilities and human resources exchange and capacity building among others.