About UIRI

Uganda Industrial Research Institute is a government parastatal organization under the auspicies of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MoSTI). The institution that was established by an act of parliament in 2002 is a competence and capability centre that champions innovations, translates applied research results into practical applications that lead to high quality efficient industrial products, processes and creates highly skilled human resources.

Our Mandate

To undertake applied research and to develop and/ or acquire appropriate technologies in order to create a strong and effective and competitive industrial sector in Uganda.

Our Mission

To catalyse the socio-economic transformation of Uganda and the region through enhanced technology use.

Our Vision

To be a model institution and a centre of excellence for the incubation of industry and to be a pioneer of self- Financing Research and Development(R&D) to elevate the level of technology use in Uganda and the region.

Our Objectives

  • To contribute towards achievement of the National development plan(NDPII) and Uganda vision 2040 science, Technology and Innovation(STI) sector development objectives.
  • To develop /transfer appropriate technologies for industrial development.
  • To promote raw material value addition
  • To bridge the gap between academia and private sector through commercialization of innovations and research outputs.

Core Activities

VALUE ADDITION AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Stimulating sustainable business enterprise development focusing on transformation of local raw materials into competitive marketable products

BUSINESS INCUBATION

A bi- model(inhouse/virtual) program nurturing business start-ups in various industry sectors to enable them achieve self-sustainability

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, TRANSFER AND DIFFUSION

Leveraging Science, Technology and Innovation to develop transfer and diffuse appropriate Technologies for development of Industries.

SKILLS TRAINING

Conducting in- house and outreach training programs in food processing, biotechnology, renewable energy, textiles, minerals and materials processing, to mention a few, targeting the stimulation of enterprises development.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND ADVISORY SERVICES

Supporting MSME’s through business consultancy and advisory services aimed at strengthening and private sector growth.

ANALYTICAL LABORATORY SERVICES

Anchoring product development through testing and analysis to assure product quality. Uganda Industrial Research Institute also engages in collaborative partnerships, B2B networking and participation in various platforms such as exhibitions, trade fairs, workshops, seminars among others