The main objective of the ZIRS is to provide a platform to stimulate and sustain informed decision making through research for sustainable socio economic transformation. The other specific objectives of the ZIRS include the following.
- To enable researchers, policy makers and users of research results in Zimbabwe and the rest of the world to exchange information, research findings and ideas.
- To promote smart partnerships among researchers, industry, commerce and various stakeholder communities so as to ensure application of research findings.
- To pay tribute to hard work, dedication and achievement by the country’s finest researchers.
- To encourage the application of research results in, industry including the service industry, commerce and governmen