Balanga—The University Research Extension and Development Innovation Center (UREDIC) will soon rise at the Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) Abucay Campus.
Dr. Hermogenes Paguia, BPSU Vice President for Research and Extension and Training Services, said the P116-million, three-story research building and facility is intended to become the premier innovation hub in Bataan and will conform to the international standards of research and innovation complexes.
“The center is designed to be comprised of laboratories with artistically designed working station suited to cater to clients from various sectors, stakeholders, and business entities,” Paguia said.
It will be a “green” architecturally inspired building, designed to be suited to the scenery at BPSU Abucay Campus, he added.
Construction of the center will start this coming January. Funding will come from national government and will be downloaded through the Department of Budget and Management, Paguia said.
BPSU President Dr. Greg Rodis pointed out internationalization, as the BPSU’s direction, can be achieved through the availability of working research facilities and laboratories for future national and international collaborative research endeavors.
He said the project “is truly vital in the attainment of university’s goal to become a relevant key player on sustainable development and inclusive growth through scientific research and innovations.”
Rodis has been pushing for sustainable innovations and research of the university to reach end users. BPSU is known to have a dynamic research and extension office.
UREDIC will serve as facilities that will offer research, extension, and development services not only to BPSU but also to other state universities and colleges.