About Us

TIPS is a capacity development unit housed under the Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre (SIRDC), with a mandate to disseminate technological and commercial information.

TIPS assists Small to Medium Enterprises SMEs through training, information dissemination and evidence based empirical research on their operations.

To be a prominent research, policy analysis and advisory organisation fostering innovation and shaping transformative policies in Zimbabwe by 2030.

To provide comprehensive research, policy analysis and advisory that empowers decision-makers for capacitation of SMEs.


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Attended Career Guidance

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Formalised Companies

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Trained In Horticulture Expo Development

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Trained in Retirement Planning

"10 years ago, I learnt the art of producing mushrooms and I was amazed that I made a career out of it.#certifiedmushroomgrower #SDG2"

Tawanda Runganga Farmer

We appreciate the opportunity to exhibit our programmes, services and products during your esteemed Expo which in turn gave NUST the opportunity to interact with potential students from as far as Chimanimani and Mutare among other areas.

Professor M.E. Dlodlo Vice Chancellor