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Promoting Kenya’s manufacturing sector

KIRDI has entered into a partnership that seeks to steer Kenya’s manufacturing sector towards the realization of Vision 2030. Through the Nairobi Industrial and Technology Park (NITP), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture (JKUAT), Kenya Industrial Estates (KIE) and Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) are set to incubate to commercial level, a wide range of industrial and end user products.

Left to Right: Mr. Mokogi, Prof. Imbuga, Dr. Mumenya and Dr. Moturi after the signing ceremony

Left to Right: Mr. Mokogi (KIE Director), Prof. Imbuga (JKUAT Vice Chancellor), 

Dr. Mumenya (KIRDI Chair, Board of Directors)  and Dr. Moturi (KIRDI Director)

after the M.o.U signing ceremony


KIRDI's role in this partnership will be to support enterprise development for value addition and technology transfer. KIE's role will be to facilitate funding, incubation and technology transfer of the products from the NITP. 

JKUAT is in the process of actualizing the first Industrial and Technology Park in Kenya that aims to fast-track the growth of 1000 Small and Medium Enterprises over a period of ten years.

This partnerships will enhance the partners collective role in the achievement of Kenya’s Vision 2030, which recognizes SME Industrial Parks as important vehicles through which the country’s manufacturing sector can be fast-tracked.

The park will also be instrumental in capacity building for innovators and researchers. It is the first medium flagship project of the Vision 2030, which equally prioritizes Agro-processing, Bio-technology and ICT among others.
The collaborating parties will further engage in staff exchange programmes, sharing of facilities and conceptualization and development of joint research projects.


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

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South C Campus - Popo Rd. Off Mombasa Rd. 

P.O. Box 30650-00100

Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel:  +254-20-6003842
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