The University Research Extension and Development Innovation Center (UREDIC) will soon rise at the Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) Abucay Campus.
BPSU Vice President for Research and Extension and Training Services Hermogenes Paguia said the P116-million worth 3-story research building and facilities is intended to become the premier innovation hub in Bataan and will conform to the international standard of research and innovation complex.
“The center is designed to be comprised of laboratories with artistically designed work station suited to cater clients from various sectors, stakeholders, and business entities”, he said.
He added it will be a green architecturally inspired 3-story building designed to be more suited to the scenery at BPSU Abucay Campus.
Construction of the center will start this coming January. It is scheduled to finish until 2022. Funding will come from national government, and will be downloaded through Department of Budget and Management.
BPSU President Dr. Greg Rodis pointed out internationalization, as 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 the university’s goal to become a relevant key player on sustainable development and inclusive growth through scientific researches and innovations.
Rodis has been pushing for sustainable innovations and researches of the university to reach end users. BPSU is known to have 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. It will be comparable to the facilities of leading research universities in the country.