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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 […]

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 […]

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