NIRDA’s Open Calls to support firms in the clay value chain for construction

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) in partnership with Enabel- the Belgian development agency have launched the 2020-2021 Open Calls Programme to help firms engaged in the clay value chain for construction materials to acquire upgraded equipment.

The support aims at improving firms’ competitiveness and productivity for them to increase the quality and quality of...

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Upcountry firms upbeat as NIRDA concludes a tour to support Open Calls applicants

Firms engaged in different value chains selected for NIRDA 2020-2021 Open Calls Program have expressed optimism to participate in the competition and win it to get support to acquire upgraded equipment to boost competitiveness and productivity in their respective firms.

NIRDA experts last week concluded  upcountry tour to facilitate applicants in the Open Calls Program and help them to understand...

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NIRDA DG urges employees to embrace team work, improved communication

The Director General of Rwanda Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA)          Dr. Christian Sekomo Birame has urged staff members to embrace teamwork spirit and improve on daily communications if they are to work together towards the betterment of the institution.

Dr. Sekomo who was recently appointed as NIRDA’ Director General was for the first time meeting staff members based at...

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Dr.Christian SEKOMO takes over NIRDA management

Dr. Christian SEKOMO BIRAME on Monday took over the management of the National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) as Director General in a colorful handover graced by minister for Trade and Industry Soraya Hakuziyaremye.

Appointed by the Cabinet early this month, Dr. Sekomo is a chemist and a veteran academician from the University of Rwanda.

He therefore brings in huge...

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NIRDA launches four value chains to support firms improve productivity, competitiveness

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) on Wednesday launched four selected value chains in a bid to help firms that will be eligible to leverage technology to boost competitiveness and productivity.

The four value chains include poultry, piggery, animal feeds and stone. These will be done through the 2020-2021 NIRDA Open Calls Program. Technology audits were carried out...

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Optimism as Nyanza ceramics cooperative gets upgraded equipment

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) on Wednesday donated ceramic equipment to Nyanza Ceramics Company (Cooperative Poterie Locale de Gatagara) expected to improve quality and quantity of ceramic products produced from the cooperative.

The cooperative is located in Nyanza district and engaged in the production of different modern ceramic products it sells to local and...

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NIRDA partners validate tech audits on piggery, animal feed value chains

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) and partners have so far validated two technology audits on piggery and poultry and pig feed value chains.

The tech audits are carried out to identify technology and technological capabilities of selected value chains for NIRDA to support industries in those value chains and acquire upgraded equipment to improve competitiveness and...

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Firms engaged in fruits and vegetables value chain train in marketing and packaging

Firms which have entered the 2nd phase of Rwanda Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA)’s Open Calls program have acquired training on marketing and packaging concepts to improve the way they do business.

Taking place in Musanze district, the two-day workshop brings together managers, marketers and technicians in packaging engaged in Fruits and vegetables value chain from both...

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NIRDA launches the second phase of Cow in the Car value chain

The National Industrial research and Development Agency (NIRDA) early last week launched the second phase for Cow in the Car value chain Open Calls competition.

The launch coincided with a half-day workshop bringing together 18 companies engaged in Cow in the Car Value chain, which were selected in the first phase of the Open Calls program and are set for entering the 2nd phase of the...

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How RUTSIRO Honey Factory is changing lives of beekeepers

For many years, beekeepers in the western province practice traditional beekeeping techniques and could hardly get the market for the produce.

This, according to beekeepers was a challenge for them as their profession was not progressing and yet some depended on it or used it to complement on their farming activities.

It was not until when beekeepers started working Rutsiro Honey ltd that they...

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