NIRDA fosters young graduates’ innovative projects

From Smart Urwina, which brings technology in the banana ripening process, Akwa Drop that deals with real-time water quality monitoring and treatment, San Tech Ltd with E-visitor registration system, to bird scaring technology by Umurinzi Company BGM Ltd, young graduates are innovating to solve problems affecting communities.

These young university graduates who developed these four projects are...

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NIRDA hosts young innovators in a boot camp to develop further their products

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) on Monday started a boot camp bringing together young innovators to review their projects that will be presented to industries and other private companies in a demonstration day that is being organized.

Participants are young innovators who participated in incubation program thru NIRDA STEM For Industry hub (S4I Hub) in 2019.


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Participants in NIRDA’s Open Calls for Cow in the Car value chain train in financial management, book keeping

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) on Tuesday started a three-day workshop on financial management, book keeping and records of financial transactions in books of accounts to companies that made it to the second phase in the Open Calls Program, Cow in the Car Value chain.

The interactive workshop covers various topics including financial management principles and...

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NIRDA trains private essential oils companies on how to improve quality, competitiveness

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) last week concluded a three-day training bringing together participants from essential oils private companies to help them improve the quality and quantity of their respective essential oils products.

Participants include companies involved in growing aromatic plants, first-level essential oils processors, and essential oils product...

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NIRDA Open Calls Program Second phase Open for four Value Chains

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...

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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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