About Us


The Technology Development and Advisory Unit (TDAU) of the University of Zambia (UNZA)operates as a semi-autonomous engineering research and development unit. TDAU was established in 1975 to provide a link between the expertise of the university and the needs of society at large.

The TDAU is managed through a ten-member Board of Directors, chaired by the University of Zambia Vice-Chancellor.  The Board meets quarerly to consider progress, financial reports, achievements and challenges the Unit faces.  TDAU is organized in five sections: Production, Research and Consultancy, Administration, Marketing and Information, and Finance.

The mission of TDAU is to promote sustainable human development through the development, acquisition and dissemination of technology, production processes and management know-how appropriate to society. Our aim is to be the leading technology product and process research and development institution providing competitive appropriate technology solutions for the betterment of society.

Our core business includes the following:

- Engineering Innovations
- Design and Prototyping Services
- Product Manufacturing
- Assessments and Feasibility Studies
- Short Trainings and Demonstrations