Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)


Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organization (TIRDO), Tanzania


TIRDO was established in April 1979 for the purpose of conducting industrial research and offer consultancy/technical services to industries. It is a multi-disciplinary research and development organization, a semi-autonomous organization under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Government of Sudan. TIRDO has 85 workers, including 35 researchers (scientists and engineers), 17 technicians and other administrative personnel.

Focus Areas:

TIRDO has the following focus areas: Industrial Research (Food and Biotechnology, Agro Processing Industrial Chemistry, Environmental Technologies and Occupational Safety); Engineering Development (Materials Science and Technology, Textile and Leather, and Energy); and ICT and Technology Transfer (ICT, Electronics & Instrumentation Technologies, and Technology Transfer).


TIRDO comprises of the following six well-equipped research laboratories: Chemical Analytical laboratory; Energy laboratory; Materials laboratory; Environment laboratory; Food laboratory; and ICT laboratory.


TIRDO has expertise in material science; information technology; cyber security and forensics; food processing and bio-technology; fiber technology and leather; renewable energy; and agro-processing and industrial chemistry. Moreover, the Organization offers Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) for ultrasonic; radiographic; eddy current; magnetic particle; dye penetrant; and visual.

Looking for:

TIRDO is looking for collaboration in the fields of Agro Processing, Food and Micro-biology; Renewable Energies; Gas and Petrochemical Technologies; Coal Technologies; Iron and Steel Technologies; Textile and Leather Technologies; Natural and Medicinal Products; Biotechnologies; Pollution Prevention and Control; and ICTs.


Collaboration with other Centres

  • TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Centre (TÜBİTAK MAM), Turkey: TIRDO and TÜBİTAK MAM are making consultations to collaborate in the areas of energy, engineering, food science and technology, biotechnology, materials technology, environment, and chemistry. Moreover, Expert & Students Exchange program and Technology Transfer program are also being considered.
  • The Industrial Research and Consultancy Center (IRCC), Sudan: TIRDO and IRCC are considering joint research projects in leather and textile research, expert and students exchange program, and technology transfer program.


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