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.

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