The School of Computing

Welcome to the software Incubation and Innovation Unit of Mbarara University of Science & Technology. We are in charge of developing computer systems for Mbarara University. Some of the successful software systems that have been developed include: the Student Academic Records Management System (SARMS) and the University Central Timetabling System.

We enhnace Software development skills.This is done through boot camps and workshops where students learn and attain practical programming skills.

We also organise Annual ICS awards. Winner projects are taken on by the Software Incubation and Innovations Unit for further development and implementation in the field. Details of these awards can be found at

According to the National Business Incubation Association, 3 out of 5 new business start-ups fail within their first 5 years. However, 4 out of 5 new businesses that start in an incubator program succeed within 5 years. Getting advice from experienced and successful entrepreneurs is critical to the success of start-up companies. The software Incubation and Innovations Unit brings mentors from diverse backgrounds like finance, law, marketing and investors close to the students so that their startups are well guided especially during their critical stages of growth.

Looking for a platform to nurture and build your idea, look no further than the Software Incubation and Innovations Unit of Mbarara University and Science and Technology.

“But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem.-Steve


Samuel Mugisha
HOD Software Incubation & Innovation Unit

Samuel Mugisha is  the head of department of the Software Incubation and Innovations Unit at Mbarara University of Science and Technoloy & holds a master’s degree in Advanced Computer Science from the University of Manchester. UK, and an MBA from University of Nicosia, Cyprus and a BSc. Computer Engineering from Mbarara University of Science and Technology.

Kimera Richard
Teaching Assistant

I am a person of high integrity with strong motivation to mentor upcoming talent in the field of computing, without compromising quality and organizational goals. I do this through building their research ability as per my current skill set in mobile computing, innovations, health informatics, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and business computing.