Rwanda: Indian Firms to Open Operations in Rwanda, Transfer Tech to Local Start-Ups

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Databases of some 230 young Indian technologies engaged in more than 26 value chains are ready for acquisition by Rwandan entrepreneurs and business start-ups, officials have revealed.

An Indian technology-led business delegation, India-Rwanda Innovation Growth Programme (IRIGP), has announced that up to 500 Indian firms will be interlinked with local start-ups as they set up shop in the country.

IRIGP, an initiative that seeks to foster and strengthen bilateral relations based on science, technology and innovation, was announced on February 20 during the visit to Rwanda of Indian vice-president Hamid Ansari.

Speaking during an IGIGP stakeholder cocktail in Kigali on Tuesday, Munish Gupta, the advisor for the programme, said that by December, 10 Rwandan businesses will already have been matched with 10 Indian counterparts.

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