Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Centre for Research Innovation and Development (CRID)


The Centre for Research, Innovation and Development (CRID), was approved by the Senate of the University on the 27th March 2012 during the tenure of the 6th Substantive Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chigozie C. Asiabaka.  Prof. Fredoline O. Anunobi was appointed as the 1st Director (2012 – 2015) to oversee and co-ordinate the affairs of the Centre.  Since then, the Centre has been headed by Prof. Emeka E. Oguzie (2015 – 2017), Prof. I. J. Ogoke (2017 – 2018), and Engr. Prof. N. V. Ogueke (2018 – date).


To provide accurate information for decision making and support for grant applications, networking with funders, monitoring and evaluation of funded Research activities and general research management activities.

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To reposition FUTO as a Research base Institution through excellence in research.

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The objectives of the Centre are to:

  1. Develop Research strategy and themes.
  2. Carry out monitoring and evaluation of research activities.
  3. Carry out management of research information and reporting.
  4. Provide support for Spin-off and commercialization of research.
  5. Provide support for research grant applications.
Engr. Prof. Nnamdi V. Ogueke
Director, Centre for Research Innovation and Development (CRID)

OFFICE:  FUTO Consult Building, Ground floor
E-mail: director.crid@futo.edu.ng; researchcenter@futo.edu.ng
Tel: +234 83 432340
Mobile: +234 803 7026581

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