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Botswana Institute of Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) Business Development Officer, Mr Matlhogonolo Mosweu applauded Montsamaisa Junior Secondary School in Francistown for its impressive academic performance over the years. He noted that the results reflected the hard work embodied by all. Mr Mosweu was speaking at the School’s Annual Prize Giving Ceremony recently. The school […]

Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) participated in the 2023 Innovation Botswana Day held at the Botswana Digital and Innovation Hub (BDIH) Science and Technology Park on the 26th of October 2023. The objectives of the event were among others, to celebrate and showcase innovations, create a platform for networking and dialogue amongst […]

Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) Senior Researcher within the Specialty Chemicals team, Dr Mmilili M. Mapolelo made a presentation during the 8th SGA-IUGS-SEG-UNESCO Short Course on African Metallogeny recently. The short course, themed ‘The Role of Miner-al Wealth in the Energy Transition – Southern Africa’ was held at the DSI-NRF Centre of […]

Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) and Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN) signed a Memorandum of Agreement yesterday, paving the way for collaboration between the two institutions. This MoU is expected to enhance synergies between these two institutions with complementary expertise, with the potential to make substantial contributions to the […]

The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) recently hosted the US Military Research delegation comprising representatives from the US Embassy, AFRICOM, DEVCOM, Army Africa, and the Florida International University. The delegation was led by the AFRICOM Science and Technology Advisor, Mr. Peter Tiel, while BITRI Acting Chief Executive Officer Dr. Sebusang Sebusang led […]

The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) Chief Executive Officer Prof Shedden Masupe and the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Commander Lieutenant General Placid D. Segokgo signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) intended to establish longstanding cooperation and collaborative efforts to address the technological needs of the BDF and enhance the generation of new […]

Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) has received funding worth £21,722.00 from the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to continue work on genomic sequencing and surveillance of SARS-CoV-2. This funding will be administered through extension of the TIBA framework collaboration agreement. Part of this project involves training of interns for a […]

Botswana Institute for Technology, Research and Innovation (BITRI) and stakeholders held the Botswana Biogas Conference 2021 in December at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC). Held under the theme ‘Biogas for Botswana: Solutions to Energy & Environmental Challenges’, the conference brought together stakeholders who shared the various interventions they contributed towards the project, as well […]

The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI hosted a virtual national stakeholders’ workshop titled “Harnessing Biotechnology to Improve Beef Production” on Wednesday 23rd of February 2022. In his Welcome Remarks, the Executive Director Natural Resources and Materials Dr. Mataba Tapela commended the Biotechnology unit for organising and hosting the workshop, which, through the […]

The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) in collaboration with the National Health Laboratory have successfully sequenced sixteen whole genomes of COVID-19 viruses that were first introduced into Botswana. This was achieved through a project funded by the National Institute for Health Research Global Health Research Unit Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA). […]

The BITRI Board, Management and Staff would like to welcome the new Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Tertiary Education Research Science and Technology Prof. Nelson Torto. We look forward to his visionary leadership as we work to deliver technology solutions to Batswana and endeavour to contribute towards driving Botswana to a knowledge -based economy. […]

BITRI Understands and Takes Data Privacy Seriously With the BITRI electronic register, customers will be rest assured that their private data will be PROTECTED and ONLY availed to the Ministry of Health and Wellness. The check-in process is as follows: A visitor/ customer checks into premises that use BITRI ‘s electronic register. The visitor/ customer […]

The Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology Dr. Douglas Letsholathebe presenting his vision to the BITRI Executive Management team This week, the BITRI Chief Executive Officer Prof Shedden Masupe and his Executive Management, hosted the Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology (MOTE), Honourable Dr. Douglas Letsholathebe and MOTE management team for […]

  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 […]

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