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About KIRDI

The mandate of Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is to undertake research, development and innovation in industrial and allied technologies and disseminate research findings to support industrial development. To achieve this mandate KIRDI implements the following functions: -

  • Undertake research, development and innovation in industrial and allied technologies in: civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, textile technology, industrial chemistry, food technology, ceramics and clay technology, power resources, mining technology, leather technology, natural products technology and emerging technologies.

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Industrial Research Thematic Areas

AGRO PROCESSING

AGRO PROCESSING

We undertake valorisation of plant, animal and blue economy resources to enhance food security, decrease postharvest losses, create employment and increase incomes.

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

We endeavour to engage in the 4th industrial revolution through nanotechnology, additive manufacturing, advanced digital production, artificial intelligence, internet of things, robotics, mechanotrics and use of new materials.

ENGINEERING

ENGINEERING

Our focus is in electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering and allied processes research. We engage in software development, equipment design and fabrication, consultancy services and value addition in basic, speciality and consumer chemicals.  

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

We offer sustainable solutions to promote the green industry, circular economy and renewable energy.

INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS

INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS

We undertake product quality assurance, industry policy formulation, linkages and management of intellectual property.

INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS

INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS

We develop novel industrial materials in leather, textile, ceramics and minerals.

Industry Support Services

Capacity Building

Industrial entrepreneurs are provided with knowledge and skills to enable them adopt and apply outputs from industrial research and development.

Common Manufacturing Facilities

This facility is designed for start-up enterpreneurs that have ideas and lack a complete set of product equipment for commercial operations.

Product Standardization and Quality Assurance

We utilize national, regional and international standards to ensure quality of industrial good and services for competitiveness in the local industries.

Industrial Incubation

We offer support to enterpreneurs with industrial ideas which can be nurtured into viable enterprises.

Equipment, Design and Fabrication

We specialize in engineering designs, material selection, machining, assembly, fabrication and maintenance activities.

Our Services On eCitizen

Performance Metrics

171
Publications
6216
Enterprises supported
14
Intellectual Properties Granted

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