The mandate of Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRD) 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.
We undertake valorisation of plant, animal and blue economy resources to enhance food security, decrease postharvest losses, create employment and increase incomes.
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.
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
We offer sustainable solutions to promote the green industry, circular economy and renewable energy.
We undertake product quality assurance, industry policy formulation, linkages and management of intellectual property.
We develop novel industrial materials in leather, textile, ceramics and minerals.