WELCOME TO THE FEDERAL INSTITITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH OSHODI
Welcome to FIIRO’s website, the official window of Nigeria’s foremost research institute to the outside world. An adventure into this website affords you the opportunity to acquaint yourself with our vision, mission, antecedents, activities and land mark achievements.
We have the broad mandate of accelerating industrialization in Nigeria and has over the years developed technologies that have promoted the ideals of entrepreneurship development.
We have locally sourced alternative raw materials for our industries, thereby conserving foreign exchange; through adequate food processing techniques we have improved the nutritional content of our food intake and we have locally fabricated machines, equipment and many more.
Impressed as they were with FIIRO’s unequal strides, corporate organizations, governments, NGOs, international organizations, donor agencies, and the academia have actively identified with our R&D pursuits. You can see a list of corporate beneficiaries from FIIRO's research work here.
Also at your disposal via this web are the schedules of our trainings, seminars and workshops. The website also showcases our publications and contributions in making R&D a worthwhile venture.
Please browse our website and use the search feature to link to publications available for download and other information you might need.
Thank you and WELCOME!!!
The Biotechnology Department is one of the technical departments in the Institute. The Department sets out to use industrial biotechnology to create Health, Clean Environment and Wealth.
In view of this, the Department therefore undertakes research and development to harness Nigeria's rich natural resources and wastes for nutritional applications, protection of the environment, generation of bio-energy and industrial needs.
To effectively carry out this mandate, the Department is divided into these key areas:Enzymology, Genetics, Wastes Utilization and Fermentation.
The Department of Chemical, Fiber and Environmental Technology was established to carry out excellent scientific and market and industry-driven Research and Development (R&D) activities and produce world-class patentable process technologies and products in the areas of:
Chemical and Agro-allied industrial products and processes,
New products and process technologies for pulp, paper, packaging, polymer and textiles
New process technologies on environmental pollution and pollution abatement/containment devices and products, and
Technical assistance to small, medium and large-scale industrial concerns through collaborations, contract research, product and process monitoring and quality evaluation/assessment
These are achieved by building and upholding the culture of innovativeness and integrity in the pursuit of research results through a highly qualified, technically competent, well-motivated and keenly competitive and aggressively committed team of Research and Technical staff.
The Department is made up of two broad Divisions: The Food and the Analytical Service Division, whose technological activities are geared towards the acceleration of the agricultural produce of the country through optimum utilization of agricultural produce and upgrading of technologies in food processing, preservation, packaging, preparation and consumption. This is with the ultimate aim of reducing post-harvest losses.
The provision of analytical services is pivotal to the overall success of research and development in the Institute. This service is given in the areas of chemical, biochemical and microbiological analyses of food and non-food materials, from the raw materials to the finished products.
The department was set up with the mandate of providing the needed vital prototype equipment and plant requirements for transforming the laboratory research results of FIIRO 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 settling up industrial as well as pilot plant production lines to serve as incubation centers for various technologies developed not only by FIIRO but also other stakeholders involved in industrial and technological research.
This Department comprises of Planning & Monitoring; Technology Transfer, Library & Documentation, and Information Technology divisions.
The PTTIM department is poised to provide scientific and technical information required by researchers, industrialists and entrepreneurs through effective knowledge management practices and publication of the institute's research output.
The Administration and Supply Department is headed by a Director, and it comprises the following: Administration Division, Training and Development Division, Staff Welfare and Discipline Unit, Servicom Unit, Pension Unit, Clinic, Transport Unit, Stores and Supplies Unit.