Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives and is mandated to undertake multidisciplinary Research and Development in industrial and allied technologies including:  Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics, Chemical, Ceramics and Building Materials, Food, Leather, Textile, ICT, Environment and Energy. The technologies developed are transferred to both Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Large Industries to enhance their competitiveness and productivity.