About Us

ABOUT PRODA

PRODA was a creation of the defunct East Central State Government under Edict No. II of 1971. It was charged with the broad function of generating and catalyzing industrialization by carrying out industrial research from the laboratory stage to the pilot plant stage, and by rendering consultancy services to Governments, industry and individuals. It is, therefore, one of the oldest Research Institutes in the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST).

When in 1976, East Central State was split into Anambra and Imo States, The Federal Government recognized the need not to balkanize PRODA by the emerging states and hence took it over as a Federal Government Research Institute under Decree No.5 of 1977; still retaining its acronym ‘PRODA’ and motto; ‘Industrialization Through Self-Reliance. In 1980 with the creation of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, it became one of the Institutes.

 

PRODA’S MANDATE

ABOUT US, WE ARE THE
TRUSTED EXPERTS

The Projects Development Institute (PRODA) shall carry out research in industrial materials and processes to pilot plant stages, including engineering design, development and fabrication, and shall in particular conduct research into –

  • Materials science and technology, including metallurgy, foundry work, plastics and synthetic fibres.
  • Processing of ceramic materials and other solid based minerals for industrial use, including development of ceramic, glass and mineral technology.
  • Processing of local foodstuffs of economic value.
  • Mechanical engineering including engineering design, fabrication, machining and other processes.
  • Coal utilization.
  • Electrical and electronic elements particularly electrical generators, motors, transformers and switchgear.
  • Science laboratory equipment development including apparatus for teaching of the physical sciences and engineering.
  • Economic evaluation of research results to establish their viability in industrial projects.
  • Technical, analytical and consultancy service for existing and planned industries and
  • Any other related matters as may be determined from time to time by the Minister.

Laboratories used for scientific research take many forms because of the differing requirements of specialists in the various fields of science and engineering.

40 +

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

800 +

OUR CLIENTS

390 +

Staff

Professionals in

TRAININGS

PRODA conducts trainings for the purpose of transferring to end users skills on process technology and production of know how on certain research and development.

Agro-Allied Machinery

PRODA has proven competent in the design and development of agro and agro-allied processing machine for cassava, palmfruits, maize and soya beans.

Scientific research

PRODA now has sixty (60) viable research products and concluded R&D results ready for commercialization on its slate.
ENGINEERING RESEARCH 95%

We carry out research in engineering processes to reduce the drudgery in manual labour and increase efficiency in our production processes

TRAINING/SKILL ACQUISITION 90%

PRODA is committed to providing our staff with quality training and skill acquisition in the area of Engineering, ceramics etc..

ANALYTICAL CONSULTANCY 85%
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