The Industrial Research Institute


Established in 1953, the Industrial Research Institute (IRI) is a Lebanese

institution for studies, industrial research and scientific testing and analysis.

The IRI is a not-for-profit institution, declared of public utility by D/L n°

10059 dated 17 August 1955, linked to the Ministry of Industry by Law n°

642/1997, with administrative and financial autonomy.

The activities and services of the Institute are organized to realize the

following aims:

•To conduct studies and research relevant to the establishment of new


•To investigate and disseminate information about available raw

materials with a view to defining their use and establishing the best

means for their exploitation

•To provide, on an international scientific level, reliable services in testing

and analysis and to grant certificates of quality or conformity with standards

and purchase specifications

•To provide specialized technological, management and economic

consulting services to existing industries and industrial development


•To maintain close co-operation with official institutions, industrial

organizations, and development boards both on the national and

international levels in matters relating to the industrial development of

the country

In carrying out its functions, the Institute adheres to ethical and professional

standards whereby it safeguards the clients’ best interests.

Furthermore, IRI regards as the client’s property any information,

processes, patent or techniques developed during work with the client

and safeguards such matters in complete secrecy.

Finally, the Industrial Research Institute has the means and ability to issue

technical standards as could be requested by interested clients. Also the

Industrial Research Institute participates in all the technical committees

of the Lebanese Standard Institution (LIBNOR) for studying and issuing of

the Lebanese Technical Standards.