About UIRI

Uganda Industrial Research Institute is a government parastatal organization under the auspices 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.

Our Mandate

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.

Our Mission

To catalyse the socio-economic transformation of Uganda and the region through enhanced technology use.

Our Vision

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.

Our Objectives

  • To contribute towards achievement of the National development plan(NDPII) and Uganda vision 2040 science, Technology and Innovation(STI) sector development objectives.
  • To develop /transfer appropriate technologies for industrial development.
  • To promote raw material value addition
  • To bridge the gap between academia and private sector through commercialization of innovations and research outputs.

UIRI Latest News

2 months 3 weeks ago
On 28th February 2023, Prof. Charles Kwesiga the Executive Director – Uganda Industrial Research...
5 months 3 weeks ago
Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) celebrated 20 years since its establishment by the...
1 year 9 months ago
King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba’Iguru Rukidi IV while commissioning the Tooro Youth Textile Skills...