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KENYA INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (KIRDI) SETTING UP THE NATIONAL DESIGNATED ENTITY OPERATIONS IN KENYA M. CHARLES MOTURI KIRDI P.O. Box 30065-00100. Nairobi. Kenya. dir@kirdi.go.ke. Presentation for the National Designated Entities (NDEs)

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KENYA INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (KIRDI)

SETTING UP THE NATIONAL DESIGNATED ENTITY OPERATIONS IN KENYA

M. CHARLES MOTURI

KIRDI P.O. Box 30065-00100. Nairobi. Kenya.

dir@kirdi.go.ke

Presentation for the National Designated Entities (NDEs)

Training Workshop, 5th – 7th March, Nairobi

background
Background
  • The Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is established under the Science and Technology Act,1979, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya (Now repealed and replaced by the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, 2013)
  • The institute is mandated to undertake research and development in all industrial and allied technologies, including:
  • mechanical, civil and chemical engineering; food, textile, leather, ceramics & clay technologies; industrial chemistry , power resources, environment, among others
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Background contd

KIRDI’s Vision and Mission

  • 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 a positive impact on National Development
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Institutional Objectives

  • To Enhance the national industrial technology innovation process as a strategy towards rapid socio-economic development;
  • To Contribute to the development of sufficient capacity for industrial Research, Technology and Innovation.
  • To Contribute to the creation of the national wealth through the transfer of efficient technologies that are accessible to micro and small enterprises in Kenya.
  • To Promote the development of a strong capacity for primary engineering as to reduce dependence on imported plant machinery and spares.
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  • To Facilitate access by local enterprises to business development services including cleaner production and industrial technology information.
research technology and innovation dept
Research, Technology and Innovation Dept
  • Research Divisions
    • Food Technology
    • Environmental Management
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Leather and Textile
    • Ceramics and Building Materials
    • Energy
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Project Studies
    • ICT
vision 2030
Vision 2030
  • Role of KIRDI in Vision 2030
  • KIRDI’S Role is through the Economic Pillar - Manufacturing Sector
  • Vision for the manufacturing sector is the development of “ robust, diversified and competitive manufacturing by focusing on three (3) strategic thrusts:
    • Local Production
    • Regional Market expansion, and
    • Global Market niche
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  • KIRDI AS A VISION 2030 FLAGSHIP PROJECT
    • The transformation of KIRDI into a Competitive and Reputable R&D Organization focuses on:
      • Human Capital Development
      • Quality and Scope of RTI Programmes
      • Infrastructure Development
      • Upgrading of Research Equipment and Facilities
      • Benchmarking the Institute with other RTOs
      • Enhancing Collaboration
      • Sustainability of the institute
achievements selected examples
Achievements: Selected Examples
  • Fish Leather Processing Technologies
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Rice Thresher

Arc welding

Rice Thresher

Gasifier stoves

Mobile Irrigation Unit

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Extraction of Essential oil, Gums & Resins

Detergent Technologies

Hair Care Technologies

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Hygiene products

Hospital Beds (Import Substitution)

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Honey

Honey mead, wine & beer

Stinging Nettle Beaverage

Amaranth Flour

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Wet Blue

Non-Resident Incubatee

national designated entity current status
National Designated Entity: Current status
  • Developed Draft Terms of Reference (TORs)
  • Key stakeholders
  • Developed Draft Criteria for Membership & Governance structure
  • Created NDE E-mail: NDE@kirdi.go.ke
national designated entity challenges
National Designated Entity: Challenges
  • Main challenges:
    • Resources to facilitate administrative and operational costs
contact information
Contact information

Kenya Industrial Research & Development

Institute (KIRDI)

South “C” Campus, Popo Road,

P. O. BOX 30065 – 00100,

Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Director’s Email: dir@kirdi.go.ke
          • NDE@kirdi.go.ke