The Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI), a Government parastatal under the auspices of the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation (MoSTI), continues to step up steadily in meeting its mandate to promote Technology, Research and Innovation. It takes this on, with the gist to boost industry that mates out opportunities which contribute to the Buy Uganda Build Uganda (BUBU) campaign.
For over a decade, the Institute has undertaken two BUBU fostering assignments; Incubating budding business initiatives and Skilling Ugandans into industrious enterprises. Through these efforts, Natural Agricultural value-added products such as Livara cosmetic products, Just Joy juice, Klassie pumpkin products, Wild Bees body creams, Kweyo Peanut Butter, Mega Milk and Yoghurt as well as Biochar fertilizer among others, have found their place both on the Ugandan as well as the regional market. These among others were ably showcased at the recently concluded very first inaugural 2019 BUBU EXPO and Free Skills Training in Laundries & Cosmetics, Fruit Juice Processing and Weaving was provided to all interested Ugandan citizens under the Corporate Social Responsibility docket.
The Institute buffers these activities with cutting edge research, analytical laboratory services and technology transfer and development schemes. These harness the capacity to innovate, develop novel products as well as enhance value addition options for agricultural produce.
Joining the Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC) for the launch of the BUBU Online Marketing platform, the Uganda Industrial Research Institute bonded with other Government Ministry’s and Development Agencies in enforcing the BUBU policy. As the Institute continues to nurture the Ugandan manufacturing sector to produce quality products that hold competitive advantage on the local and international market, we pledge to partner with BUBU Campaign to equip our Business Incubatees and Trainees to be able to compete in markets outside the nation.
We congratulate the MTIC for this ideal Government Policy that will provide a platform for Ugandan entrepreneurs to market all their locally-made goods and services, encourage patriotism in the general public and promote networking and coordination around BUBU Policy. As a center of excellence in Industrial research, we recognize and embrace this initiative in all our entrepreneurial endeavors at the institute.