Presentation on theme: "KENYA INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (KIRDI)"— Presentation transcript:
1 KENYA INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (KIRDI) SETTING UP THE NATIONAL DESIGNATED ENTITY OPERATIONS IN KENYAM. CHARLES MOTURIKIRDI P.O. Box Nairobi. Kenya.Presentation for the National Designated Entities (NDEs)Training Workshop, 5th – 7th March, Nairobi
2 BackgroundThe Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is established under the Science and Technology Act,1979, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya (Now repealed and replaced by the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, 2013)The institute is mandated to undertake research and development in all industrial and allied technologies, including:mechanical, civil and chemical engineering; food, textile, leather, ceramics & clay technologies; industrial chemistry , power resources, environment, among others
3 Background contd KIRDI’s Vision and Mission VISION To be a Centre of Excellence in Industrial Research, Technology and InnovationMISSIONTo Undertake Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation, and Disseminate findings that will have a positive impact on National Development
4 Institutional Objectives To Enhance the national industrial technology innovation process as a strategy towards rapid socio-economic development;To Contribute to the development of sufficient capacity for industrial Research, Technology and Innovation.To Contribute to the creation of the national wealth through the transfer of efficient technologies that are accessible to micro and small enterprises in Kenya.To Promote the development of a strong capacity for primary engineering as to reduce dependence on imported plant machinery and spares.
5 contdTo Facilitate access by local enterprises to business development services including cleaner production and industrial technology information.
6 Research, Technology and Innovation Dept Research DivisionsFood TechnologyEnvironmental ManagementMechanical EngineeringChemical EngineeringLeather and TextileCeramics and Building MaterialsEnergyProject StudiesICT
7 Vision 2030 Role of KIRDI in Vision 2030 KIRDI’S Role is through the Economic Pillar - Manufacturing SectorVision for the manufacturing sector is the development of “ robust, diversified and competitive manufacturing by focusing on three (3) strategic thrusts:Local ProductionRegional Market expansion, andGlobal Market niche
8 contd KIRDI AS A VISION 2030 FLAGSHIP PROJECT The transformation of KIRDI into a Competitive and Reputable R&D Organization focuses on:Human Capital DevelopmentQuality and Scope of RTI ProgrammesInfrastructure DevelopmentUpgrading of Research Equipment and FacilitiesBenchmarking the Institute with other RTOsEnhancing CollaborationSustainability of the institute
9 Achievements: Selected Examples Fish Leather Processing Technologies
10 Rice Thresher Arc welding Gasifier stoves Mobile Irrigation Unit
11 Extraction of Essential oil, Gums & Resins Detergent TechnologiesHair Care Technologies