1. Formulation of Policies Plans and Programmes pertaining to science technology and innovation.
2. Identification of National Science Technology and Innovation (STI) priorities.
3. Coordination, Implementation and Evaluation of Science Technology and Innovation Programmes.
4. Monitoring the utilization of Science Technology and Innovation by the Public and Private sectors for National Development.
5. Enhancement of STI awareness and appreciation for National Development.
6. Providing technical support for Uganda’s bilateral and multilateral science and technology programs including attracting foreign direct investments into Uganda’s STI Sector;
7. Supporting public private partnerships in Science Technology and Innovation.