Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) was established in 2012 as a Government of the Republic of Botswana company limited by guarantee, to conduct needs-based research and development in focused areas, in accordance with national priorities. BITRI falls under the Ministry of Communications, Knowledge and Technology.

The Mandate of BITRI is to identify, develop and/or adapt appropriate technology solutions that provide sustainable innovative solutions through co-creation and collaboration in line with national priorities and needs of Batswana. The technologies will as much as possible maximise the use of local materials to ensure efficiency and affordability.

BITRI will harness its institutional capacity as well as collaborate with other organisations and institutions.

BITRI is situated at Maranyane House in Gaborone, Botswana. It has other campuses in Gaborone, Kanye, as well as Palapye.


To conduct technology research that provides sustainable and

innovative solutions to advance the economy and society of Botswana.


Technology solutions that transform lives



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


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


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


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


The BITRI Priority Thematic Research Areas are:

Natural Resources and Materials
• Building Materials Science
• Climate Change
• Nanomaterials

• Electronics and Communications
• Information Systems Technologies
• Energy