Centre for Innovation and Industrial Research

About CIIR

The Centre aims to advance science, technology and innovation (STI) through quality research, capacity development, application and commercialisation of outputs. CIIR drives STI, enhances knowledge and skills to conduct and disseminate innovative initiatives (capacity building, research, consultancy, outreach, and policy contribution) for transformative industrialization and commercialization in tandem with national, regional and global development goals.

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MUST ISP Scholars with National Bank of Malawi team
Signing agreement with National Bank of Malawi
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Our Team

David Mkwambisi

Head of the Centre

Name: David Mkwambisi, PhD Position: Head of CIIR Email: dmkwambisi@must.ac.mw Phone: 265 1 478 397

David Mkwambisi

Head of the Centre

Name: David Mkwambisi, PhD Position: Head of the Centre Email: dmkwambisi@must.ac.mw Phone: 265 1 478 397

David Mkwambisi

Head of the Centre

Name: David Mkwambisi, PhD Position: Head of the Centre Email: dmkwambisi@must.ac.mw Phone: 265 1 478 397

  • Build Malawians’ capacity to create, apply and scale innovations that use science and technology to address economic challenges
  • Champion transformative agro-industrial research, business and skills development in food and nutrition engineering
  • Accelerate translation of scientific and innovative ideas into new products, services and technologies in areas of focus
  • Drive and support commercialisation of technologies and services for transformative industrialisation 

1, MUST Innovation Programme through:

  • University Technology and Innovation Garage
  • Community Innovation Support Programme
  • Junior Talent and Innovation Programme
  • Innovative Growth Industries

2, MUST Innovation Scholar Programme funded by USAID

3, MUST Innovation Capacity Building Programme funded by Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

4, Africa Drone and Data Academy funded by UNICEF

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