Welcome to CSIR-IIR
Welcome to the Institute of Industrial Research (IIR), one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). IIR is Ghana's foremost industrial research and development Institute with unique combination of applied research and scientific instrumentation. The primary function of IIR is to drive national development and global competitiveness in industry through scientific and technological research. This function forms part of CSIR’s vision that seeks to use the transforming power of science and technology for wealth creation. On this premise, the institute is a community of scholars dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of industries’ most pressing challenges in ways that are relevant to today’s world.
IIR has five (5) core Research Divisions; Energy Technologies, Materials and Manufacturing, Industrial Processes, Metrology and Engineering Design/Prototyping. In IIR, specialist Scientists, Engineers and Technologists work in an interdisciplinary fashion with colleagues from across CSIR’s other Institutes, national institutions and from across the world. The Institute collaborates with a wide variety of organisations in Ghana including Coca-Cola, Ghana Standards Authority, Kosmos Energy, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Accra Brewery and many more. In seeking global solutions to today‘s challenges, the Institute also collaborates with several international organisations including the United Nations, national governments, and non-governmental organizations worldwide.
The Institute today is a hub of vibrant research activities with rich empirical knowledge generated by the many research and training programmes the institute embarks on. IIR attracts exceptional scholars and researchers across a number of fields, serving as the home to a growing array of scientists and engineers. Our renewed hope now attracts a steady stream of promising early career researchers across various scientific disciplines. We have every intention of continuing our growth in promoting industrial research in the years to come.
It is a particularly exciting and energising time to be part of IIR. We therefore invite you to join our community of researchers, and help contribute to a more vibrant growth in today’s industrial world. I encourage you to avail yourselves to the breadth of information included in our newly designed website. Information and details on each research programme are available. There are many ways in which your contribution can support Industrial Research in Ghana, and the establishment of Research fund to support industrial Research.
Thank you for your interest in the Institute of Industrial Research. Please contact the Institute or the Director-IIR directly (contact details below) if you need any additional information.
Dr Francis Boateng Agyenim
Institute of Industrial Research