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FIRST TIME VISIT AT PRODA?

You are welcome to Projects Development Institute (PRODA). We hope to satisfy your quest for knowledge on what we do and offer through this medium.

PRODA designs and fabricates equipment to the address food processing needs for the wide variety of Nigeria’s subsistence crops, including cassava maize, melon seeds, soya beans, oil palm produce plantain, etc.  We manufacture to the specifications of the client.

Yes. We plan with organizations that request these services, anywhere in the country. The training covers welding and fabrication, foundry shop floor practices, ceramics processing, machine tool skills, production of paint, household products (soap, detergents, disinfectants, sanitizers, perfumes, etc.), computer appreciation, project management, etc.

Yes. Once we get the call, we carry out a needs assessment, advice on the feasibility and deliver the needs of the community.

Yes. Our pool of well-trained scientists and engineers provides expert counsel on process technologies, product quality, and technical assistance.

Yes. The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) has established an Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO) in PRODA to help guide you all the way.

Yes. Quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) are the basis for products acceptability. We also offer these services with our range of modern testing and analytical equipment covering many industrial needs, and the academia.

Yes we are. We had a brief hiatus in our operations caused by erosion at our Ekulu workshop. We have since resumed our ceramics production, and we are fully operational, having relocated to our headquarters at Emene. Our products include ceramic wares and ornaments, refractory bricks, electrical porcelain insulators, clay-based water filter pots, sanitary wares, etc.

For the same reason given in respect of our ceramics production, we had to relocate to our headquarters location. We have gradually eased back into operations, and we’re better equipped to offer efficient services to the public. Amongst our recent acquisitions is an induction furnace for precision castings.

Presently, our Institute is engaged in over 20 research projects transcending many areas of science and engineering, focused on demands. We have 13 registered patents and a few more applications in the process of patenting by NOTAP. All of these projects are open to partnerships and/or direct investments. In particular, the areas of clean coal technology, automation of fully-mechanized agro-processing flow lines, low-voltage electrical porcelain insulators and some innovative “waste to wealth” projects have attracted interests. Our doors remain open for collaborations always.

No. It’s not within our purview to do so. However, our unique status accords us the platform to seek leverages that could help. It may involve entering into a collaborative working relationship that would open the potential avenues for funding.

Yes. It is presently undergoing digitalization in line with global best practices. It will shortly be available for the full range of library services, including facilities for e-learning and e-training, with full internet services.

Specifically, projects aimed at transforming the country’s technological landscape attract our attention. Such projects as “Conversion of Waste to Wealth” that have the potential of transforming lives in our communities are on the front burner for collaborations. For example, we have taken giant strides in “Poultry Waste to Organic Fertilizers” and “Waste Cashew Nut Shells to Azo dye”, among others.

Please you are welcome to contact us for further clarification on any of the answers. We aim, always, to serve the community and transform lives.

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