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  On Wednesday 20th November, Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) hosted the media for the annual media brief at Maranyane House. BITRI Chief Executive Officer Professor Shedden Masupe gave an introduction and mandate of BITRI, the research focus areas, and an update on key projects under the focus areas. Prof Masupe explained […]

BITRI recently hosted FoxCroft (Pty) Ltd, a locally-incorporated company, for a Computer Software Licence Agreement signing ceremony. This Agreement relates to the iNtsu (Kwibi), a wildlife mobile application used for online sightings, posting location finder, and recordal of incidents and analysis and reporting developed through the collaboration of BITRI and Fox Croft. BITRI Chief Executive […]

BITRI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) this morning. The purpose of the MoU is to provide a basis for collaboration towards the fulfilment of the respective mandates of the two parties by engaging in collaborative projects. The Acting Commissioner General Mr Segolo Lekau hailed the day as […]

BITRI is participating at the Global Expo which started on the 6th to the 9th August at Fairgrounds in Gaborone. The theme of the expo is “Harnessing the power of emerging markets for economic growth”. BITRI is participating mainly to market the CMS, Building Materials Laboratory and STTF. Officially opening the Global expo the President […]

BITRI, in partnership with the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Botswana yesterday launched the Climate Smart Agriculture Lessons Learnt manual. The manual was developed with the objectives to influence national approach to programming CSA interventions that transcend any specific technology, introduce, promote and popularize CSA approaches […]

BITRI joined other state-owned enterprises, academic institutions, techpreneurs, primary and secondary school pupils in participating and exhibiting in the 4th National Science Week held from 19 to 23 August. The commemorations, which were part of the Science, Technology and Innovation Month, were held in Goodhope in the Southern District, and was part of a series […]

The Gaborone International Conference Centre played host to the national forum on fourth industrial revolution (4IR) in August, a platform whose main purpose was to take stock of the Botswana’s readiness for implementation and exploitation of 4IR. The objectives of the forum were to provide a platform for public and private sector responsible for STI […]

BITRI exhibited at the Ghanzi Show that was held from 22nd to 28th July. The Building Materials Science division showcased the KSBB Technology, given that Ghanzi and its hinterland are not only Kalahari sand territory, but also home to a cluster of four (4) KSBB depots, with two currently under construction and close to completion, […]

The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) public seminar held on 4th July 2019 titled “Building and Leveraging your Innovation Ecosystem” focused on how academia and Research and Development institutions can leverage upon the innovation ecosystem within which they operate for effective and smooth technology transfer for the benefit of all stakeholders. The […]

The Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology Mr Thapelo Olopeng, officiated at the third BITRI Open Day yesterday. In his keynote address, the Minister said the open day Open Day was meant for BITRI to showcase its products and services including its scientific and technology innovation capacity and expertise to members of the […]

Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation, The University of Botswana and Central University of Technology, Free State, with the support of The Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2) have launched a project intended to develop an Additive Manufacturing (AM) Ecosystem. The project has Botswana and South Africa as participating countries, SAIS as the […]

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