The Institute of Industrial Research (IIR) is one of the leading 13 Research Institutes of Ghana’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the main Science and Technology Research and Development Institution of Ghana. The CSIR-IIR is Ghana’s foremost industrial research and development organization.

 

About the Institute

The Institute of Industrial Research is one of the leading 13 Research Institutes of Ghana’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the main Science and Technology Research and Development institution of Ghana. The overall aspirations of the Institute has been to assist in poverty reduction through the creation of opportunities for generating and increasing incomes within the SMEs; contribute towards food security, generate foreign exchange earnings and apply cost-effective industrial technologies that are both environmentally friendly and commercially viable.

The current programmes of the CSIR-include the development and promotion of Renewable Energy Technologies, Industrial Processes, New Materials, Improved Sanitation, local Equipment Fabrication and Information/Communication Technology.

In 1996, Ghana’s Parliament charged all public Research Institutes under the umbrella of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to generate 30% of their annual budget from private sources. The Government’s funding mainly covers the payment of salaries and the cost of general services.

Establishment
The CSIR-IIR which is Ghana’s foremost industrial research and development organization emerged out of the merger of the former Industrial Research Institute (IRI) and Scientific Instrumentation Centre (SIC) in 1998.

Vision Statement
The vision of the CSIR-Institute of Industrial Research is to be a provider of scientific and technological solutions to life’s challenges and opportunities.

Mission Statement
The mission of the CSIR - Institute of Industrial Research is to drive national development and global competitiveness in industry through scientific and technological research. This will be achieved by developing relevant cutting-edge technologies and materials, and offer services that can attract local and international application.

Strategic Imperative/Key Objectives

The strategic imperatives are aimed at addressing all the critical areas identified to position the Institute effectively in the global world. The imperatives define the focus and provide a guide for the research and development activities of CSIR - Institute of Industrial Research. The performance targets and specific plans are based on the assumption that these strategic imperatives including objectives and action plans are vigorously pursued.

The Strategic imperatives are as follows:

  • Build competitive advantage by focusing on technology delivery in the Institute’s areas of expertise;
  • Become financially independent by developing sustainable internal sources of revenue;
  • Collaborate globally with the relevant Research Centres and Industries;
  • Focus on attracting, maintaining and developing the best research minds in the Institute;
  • Pursue social operating mechanisms that empower and inspire the Staff.

  • The Strategic Imperatives would be achieved through the activities of the R&D Programmes and Departments listed under the section below.

    Strategic Goals

    The CSIR- Institute of Industrial Research envisages that this strategic plan will lead to the following outcomes:

    •  be a globally recognized Research Institute
    •  be financially Independent Institute by the year 2010
    •  be an inspiring place to work and
    •  be a  Centre of Technological Excellence
 
 

 

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