In 2001, The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) and the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) initiated the Ghana Skills and Technology Development Projects (GSTDP) with the support of the World Bank to improve and increase the adoption of new technologies in selected economic sectors (construction, ICT, food production and processing etc). The project components were to focus on activities meant to increase access to skills and technology development, improve productivity and competitiveness of Ghanaian firms and support their effective and efficient management. As part of the requirements under the MESTI/COTVET Project, a Technology Transfer Centre which will also serve as the offcie of the MESTi/COTVET Project where all technologies developed will be collated was to be established. This led to the establishment of the Centre for Research and Development for Technology Incubation (CRDTI) in Kumasi Technical University (the then Kumasi Polytechnic) to link the institutions and the private sector industries.
To become a centre for conducting quality and innovative research that positively impact on work attitudes, procedures, productivity and growth of the private sectorof the Ghanaian economy.
The Centre seeks to enhance capabilities, performance and work ethics of the private sector towards achieving high performing national economy, through the development of a strong link with the private sector, and in the area of curriculum development and students' attachment programmes