To make Nigeria one of the acknowledged leaders of the scientifically and technologically developed nations of the world.
The Projects Development Institute shall carry out research in industrial materials and processes to pilot plant stages, including engineering design, development and fabrication
To enhance the pace of socioeconomic development of the country, through appropriate technological inputs into productive activities.
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).
PRODA now has over forty (40) viable research products on its slate, encompassing agricultural produce processing equipment, institutional and industrial thermal process equipment, cottage foundry products, pottery products and material, transport industry equipment and motor vehicle, electrical power products \ equipment, laundry equipment, science laboratory equipment etc. PRODA holds many patents and Awards, including a MAN \ Academic of science Award for stable porcelain electrical insulator products suitable PHCN and rural electrification lines.