Corporate Profile

The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) is a parastatal under the Ministry of Communications, Knowledge and Technology., established in 2012, to conduct needs-based research and development in focused areas. The Mandate of BITRI is to identify, develop and/or adapt appropriate technology solutions that provides sustainable innovative solutions through co-creation and collaboration in line with national priorities and needs of Batswana. The technologies will as much as possible maximize the use of local materials to ensure efficiency and affordability. BITRI will harness its institutional capacity as well as collaborate with other organizations and institutions. BITRI is situated at Maranyane House in Gaborone, Botswana. It has other campuses in Gaborone, Kanye and Palapye.

About Bitri Office


To conduct technology research that provides sustainable and innovative solutions to advance the economy and society of Botswana.


Technology solutions that transform lives


  • Teamwork

We collaborate, communicate and support one another. We believe in the power of teamwork to produce greater results.

  • Excellence

We are professional. We deliver quality. Our work and our outputs are of the highest standards.

  • Agility

We constantly find ways to improve our work, solve problems and deliver better service to our clients and stakeholders.

  •  Integrity

Through our actions and words, our clients and stakeholders will see our reliability, honesty and dependability.

The Priority Thematic Research Areas are:

Natural Resources and Materials

  • Building Materials Science
  • Climate Change
  • Nanomaterials



  • Electronics and Communications
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Energy