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The Institute functions are implemented through three (3) major departments as follows:

  • Research, Technology and Innovation Department

The institute’s Research and Development agenda is implemented through the department of Research, Technology and Innovation (RTI). The Department implements the institute’s research agenda through several key divisions, including; Food Technology, Mushroom, Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Energy, Leather, Textile, Ceramics and Building Materials, Environment Management, Electrical & Electronics and Informaton Communication Technology.

  • Corporate Services Department

The Corporate Services Department is a service department responsible for the following; Quality Assurance, Public Relations and Communication, Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation, Marketing, Library and Information Services, Legal Services and Intellectual Property.

  • Finance, Human Resources and Administration Department

This is a critical support department responsible for; Financial Accounting, Management accounting, Human Resources and Administration.



Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is the National Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation Institution established in 1979 as a multidisciplinary Institution to conduct Research and Development in Industrial and Allied Technologies.

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 positive impact on National Development

Our Contacts

KIRDI Head Quarters

South C Campus - Popo Rd. Off Mombasa Rd. 

P.O. Box 30650-00100

Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel:  +254-20-6003842
       +254-20-2388216, 2393466

Fax: +254-20-6007023

E-mail: {dir<at>}
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