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KENYA INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (KIRDI) SETTING UP THE NATIONAL DESIGNATED ENTITY OPERATIONS IN KENYA M. CHARLES MOTURI KIRDI P.O.

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1 KENYA INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (KIRDI) SETTING UP THE NATIONAL DESIGNATED ENTITY OPERATIONS IN KENYA M. CHARLES MOTURI KIRDI P.O. Box 30065-00100. Nairobi. Kenya. dir@kirdi.go.ke Presentation for the National Designated Entities (NDEs) Training Workshop, 5 th – 7 th March, Nairobi 1

2 Background The 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Institute (KIRDI) is established under the Science and Technology Act,1979, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya (Now repealed and replaced by the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, 2013) The institute is mandated to undertake research and development in all industrial and allied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 2

3 Background contd KIRDI’s Vision and Mission VISION To be a Centre of Excellence in Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation MISSION To Undertake Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation, and Disseminate findings that will have a positive impact on National Development 3

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. 4

5 contd To Facilitate access by local enterprises to business development services including cleaner production and industrial technology information. 5

6 Research, Technology and Innovation Dept Research Divisions  Food Technology  Environmental Management  Mechanical Engineering  Chemical Engineering  Leather and Textile  Ceramics and Building Materials  Energy  Chemical Engineering  Project Studies  ICT 6

7 Vision 2030 Role of KIRDI in Vision 2030 KIRDI’S Role is through the Economic Pillar - Manufacturing Sector Vision for the manufacturing sector is the development of “ robust, diversified and competitive manufacturing by focusing on three (3) strategic thrusts: – Local Production – Regional Market expansion, and – Global Market niche 7

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 Development  Quality and Scope of RTI Programmes  Infrastructure Development  Upgrading of Research Equipment and Facilities  Benchmarking the Institute with other RTOs  Enhancing Collaboration  Sustainability of the institute 8

9 Achievements: Selected Examples Fish Leather Processing Technologies 9

10 Rice Thresher Arc welding Gasifier stoves Mobile Irrigation Unit 10

11 Detergent Technologies Extraction of Essential oil, Gums & Resins Hair Care Technologies 11

12 Cosmetics technologies 12

13 MSMIs in Detergent Production 13

14 Fruit & Vegetable dehydration Technologies Juice Fruit dehydration 14

15 Hospital Beds (Import Substitution) Hygiene products 15

16 HoneyHoney mead, wine & beer Stinging Nettle BeaverageAmaranth Flour 16

17 Mushroom Production & Value Addition 17

18 Wet Blue Non-Resident Incubatee 18

19 Linkages 19

20 Partnerships JKUAT University of Nairobi Climate Innovation Centre GVEP, UK Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre Price Waterhouse Coopers Strathmore University Kenyatta University 20

21 Support for Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer KIRDI Enterprise Services Incubation Training and Capacity Building 21

22 National Designated Entity: Current status Developed Draft Terms of Reference (TORs) Key stakeholders Developed Draft Criteria for Membership & Governance structure Created NDE E-mail: NDE@kirdi.go.keNDE@kirdi.go.ke 22

23 Governance Structure Chairperson Subject Experts SME Private sector Secretariat 23

24 National Designated Entity: Operationalisation Draft ToR Stakeholders Consultative workshop Stakeholder input Adoption of the ToR Constitution of the Review Panel Official Launch of NDE Operations 24

25 National Designated Entity: Engagement Strategy NDE Government Departments & Other Entities Universities, R&D Institutions, Colleges Private sector SMEs, MSMSIs, Individuals 25

26 National Designated Entity: Challenges Main challenges: – Resources to facilitate administrative and operational costs 26

27 Contact information Kenya Industrial Research & Development Institute (KIRDI) South “C” Campus, Popo Road, P. O. BOX 30065 – 00100, Nairobi, Kenya. » Director’s Email: dir@kirdi.go.kedir@kirdi.go.ke NDE@kirdi.go.ke 27

28 THANK YOU ! 28


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