Uganda Industrial Research Institute is a government parastatal organization under the auspicies of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MoSTI). The institution that was established by an act of parliament in 2002 is a competence and capability centre that champions innovations, translates applied research results into practical applications that lead to high quality efficient industrial products, processes and creates highly skilled human resources.
To undertake applied research and to develop and/ or acquire appropriate technologies in order to create a strong and effective and competitive industrial sector in Uganda.
To catalyse the socio-economic transformation of Uganda and the region through enhanced technology use.
To be a model institution and a centre of excellence for the incubation of industry and to be a pioneer of self- Financing Research and Development(R&D) to elevate the level of technology use in Uganda and the region.