Business Operations

BOU spearheads large-scale commercialization of products as well as services. BOU conducts exhaustive market studies, develops bankable business plans, and creates market niches for products and services as well as establishing synergies with industry.

Expertise

  • Rapid Product Development through the Stage Gate Process
  • Financial and Marketing Analyses
  • Process Costing, Quality Systems & Statistical Process Control
  • Projects Management & Industrial Contract Management
  • Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Business Mentorship in Partnership with Technological Information Promotion System

Training Courses

  • Development of Business Plans (one day)
  • Executive Business Skills Development (3 days)
  • Credit Analysis & Risk Management (3 days)
  • Process Costing & Enterprise Diagnostics (2 days)
  • Essentials of Business Communication
  • Essentials of Marketing and Customer Service
  • The Stage Gate Process (one day)
  • Finance for Non-Finance Managers (2 days)
  • Commercialisation of Technologies (2 days)

Track Record

  • Establishment of Sirtech Investments ֠a commercial subsidiary of SIRDC
  • Establishment of Zimbabwe Technological Solutions (ZTS) Private Limited, second commercial company of SIRDC
  • BOU tasks always entail costing products/processes, design improvements feedback for max value realization and crafting suitable business terms
  • The unit also promotes over 200 services spread across 12 institutes, 9 departments and three strategic business units (SBUs).
  • BOU has sound working relations with the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI), Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC), Institute of Directors Zimbabwe (IOD-Z)
  • It also gives inputs into the Regional Research Alliance (RRA) marketing and technology commercialization programmes

For Further Information Contact:
The Director, BOU
Landline: +263-242-860330 (direct line), 860320, 860322
FCT Lines: +263-778860323, 778860324, 778860327
Mobile: +263772237012
Fax: +263-242-860348
Email: bou@sirdc.ac.zw, pkwaramba@sirdc.ac.zw