The department was set up with the mandate of providing the needed vital prototype equipment and plant requirements for transforming FIIRO laboratory research results into a total package, ready-to-invest form for entrepreneurs and investors/industrialists. Thus, the Project Development and Design Department undertakes R&D activities in the design and fabrication of prototype equipment, establishment of production process lines/pilot plant commercialization of research results as well as materials and metallurgical processing.
In addition, the department engages in setting up industrial as well as pilot plant production lines to serve as incubation centres for various technologies developed not only by FIIRO but also other stakeholders involved in industrial and technological research.
DIVISIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT
- Fabrication Technology
- Materials Development and Metallurgy
- Project and Process Development
- Prototype Equipment Design and Specification
- Works and Services
ACHIEVEMENT / MILESTONES
- Mobile cassava processing innovation
- Mobile cassava processing unit in conjunction with IITA/AfDB