Research Culture

At BatStateU, we address problems of the community, the society and the industry through collaborative research. From the social concerns and challenges translating to innovative solutions such as amphibious vehicles and disaster communication portals to achieving sustainable development goals for the environment protection of VIP and Taal, rural development, urbanization and digitalization.


Aboard the Tactical Operative Amphibious Drive or TOAD is Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo. TOAD is a four-wheel vehicle fabricated using locally-available materials such as stainless steel and aluminum. This can be used in emergency response operations specifically in areas submerged in flood


BatStateU researchers developed a machine for pasteurizing milk and juices: the Ultra High Temperature (UHT) and High Temperature Short Time (HTST) Pasteurizer. This aims to assist the fruit juice and milk industries in developing safer and high quality products.

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The Solar-powered fish dryer is a BatStateU technology incubated by the Center for Technology and Innovation (CTI), initially developed for the local residents of a coastal community in Talisay, Batangas.


The Solar-Powered Isotropic Generator of Acoustic Wave (SIGAW) was developed by BatStateU researchers to ensure the safety of the citizens by providing early warning through a siren or an alarm and a text message.


Facilities at the VIP Center for Oceanographic Research and Aquatic Life Sciences (VIP CORALS) of the University.


Facilities at the VIP Center for Oceanographic Research and Aquatic Life Sciences (VIP CORALS) of the University.


In 2018, the University’s Adaptive Capacity- building and Technology Innovation for Occupational Hazards and Natural Disaster (ACTION Center) has been active in sending its personnel in local and national trainings sponsored by different partners and organizations relative to contingency planning, hazard mapping and assessment conduct of drills and DRRM trainings.


Visiting Technopreneur Mr. Neelesh Bhatia, Center Director for SPINOFF from the Entrepreneurship Center, Singapore Polytechnic, delivers his lecture during BatStateU’s Visiting Professor Program.


The ribbon-cutting of the exhibit for the poster presentations officially launched the Student Research Competition and was spearheaded by BatStateU President Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo and VP for Research, Development and Extension Services Engr. Albertson D. Amante.


The 2019 Student Research Competition launched during the 18th Charter Anniversary of the University.


BatStateU’s first research bootcamp held in August 2018 convenes university researchers and administrators.

kist park

BatStateUis officially launched the Philippines’ first Knowledge, Innovation and Science Technology (KIST) Park. Adjacent to the university’s Pablo Borbon Main Campus II in Brgy. Alangilan, the park will provide easy access to research facilities and high-value intellectual capital. Developed by BatStateU through local funds and Private-Public Partnerships, the KIST Park will offer startup incubation, patent services, and technical support on product development.


BatStateU participants engage in an operational period briefing role-play at the Basic ICS Training.


Basic ICS Training participants brainstorm during an engaging module exercise on incident maps with symbols.


Participants brainstorm as they fill up the ICS activity forms during the Basic ICS Training held at the University.


The 2019 Research Colloquium was participated by selected faculty researchers from the different campuses whose studies focus in the areas of Social Science, Education and Business Research, and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research.


Dr. Rodrigo S. Jamisola graces BatStateU for a three-day seminar workshop in light of the University’s Balik Scientist Program.


BatStateU, in partnership with DOST and NRCP host the Regional Basic Research Caravan in CALABARZON.


Participants from different SUCs and representatives from other government agencies and institutions together with DOST-NRCP and BatStateU personnel share a photo op at the Regional Basic Research Caravan.


The Visiting Professor, (seated 6th from L) Dr. Esther Obonyo of Pennsylvania State University, shares a photo op during a meet-and-greet with the University officials and faculty members.


In collaboration with the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the National University of Kaohsiung (NUK), The BatStateU ACTION Center hosted the 2018 ASEAN Conference and Exposition on Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation (ACEDRMCCA) on July 25-27 with the theme, “Converging with the ASEAN Community in Managing Disaster Risks and Climate Change for a Resilient Community”.


BatStateU President Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo during the opening program of the Impact Hackathon Batangas Leg.

vip dive

One of the institutionally-funded projects of the university is the conduct of a preliminary marine biodiversity survey of Verde Island carried out by the VIP CORALS focusing on selected species of corals, fish, seaweeds, seagrasses, and invertebrates present in the area.

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Part of the IRCIEST 4.0 was the Regional Pitching Competition with the theme, “Innovations for Sustainable Development of SMART CITIES,” which served as a platform for students in showcasing start-up ideas to investors, mentors, and communities to pursue their potential opportunities in technology business commercialization and linkages.Part of the IRCIEST 4.0 was the Regional Pitching Competition with the theme, “Innovations for Sustainable Development of SMART CITIES,” which served as a platform for students in showcasing start-up ideas to investors, mentors, and communities to pursue their potential opportunities in technology business commercialization and linkages.


A series of research paper presentations participated by various researchers, practitioners, and academicians were held simultaneous to the other activities of the event.

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The Industry Exhibit and Startup Showcase during the 4th International Research Conference on Innovations in Engineering, Science and Technology, or the IRCIEST 4.0 featured a range of innovative products and services from various tech-based industries.


BatStateU participants work collaboratively during one of the exercises in the Basic ICS Training.

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The Technopark Management Board (TMB) members receive their plaque of recognition during their first meeting.


President and Chief Operating Officer of Science Park of the Philippines, Inc. Mr. Richard Albert I. Osmond (L), who acts as the TMB Chairperson presides the First Tehcnopark Management Board meeting with PASUC and BatStateU President Dr. Tirso A. Ronquilllo (R) who is the TMB Vice Chairperson.


One of the start-ups of CTI called ROBIN (Recycle on Demand Bin) was invited to participate in the ASEAN – JAIF Business Matching Program in Singapore. ROBIN’s Chief Technical Officer Mr. Emmanuel Bobis pitched during the event and has met several investors who are interested in the start-up.

CEBU 4.0 (Dr. Ronquillo and Engr. Amante with National Scientist Anghel Alcala)

Dr. Ronquillo and Engr. Amante with National Scientist Anghel Alcala (center) at the 2-day conference dubbed as Universities 4.0.

CEBU 4.0 (Dr. Ronquillo with other University Presidents and VPs)

Dr. Ronquillo with other University Presidents and VPs at the Universities 4.0 Conference.

JAW (Dr. Ofelia K. Bautista)

Dr. Ofelia A. Bautista delivers her lecture during the seminar-workshop on Journal Article Writing in BatStateU

infodev india

The InfoDev Business Incubation Management Study Mission was held in Bangalore and Coimbatore in India where VP for Research, Development, and Extension Services and CTI Head Engr. Albertson Amante was among the other Technology Business Incubator (TBI) representatives from the PH who joined the study mission.


The VIP CORALS team in partnership with SEA-VIP conducted an EcoCamp by the Sea attended by the BatStateU IS Grade School and High School teachers.


A coastal cleanup was conducted during the EcoCamp by the Sea for BatStateU IS Teachers spearheaded by the VIP CORALS.


Part of the Saknungan sa VIP 2019 symposium was the signing of MOU between DLSU and BatStateU; and MOA between the California Academy of Sciences and BatStateU for collaborative research. The symposium aimed to build a sustainable Verde Island Passage through Citizen Science.


CTI is a BatStateU TBI established in August 2014 with the goal of bringing R&D results of the university to the real world and building a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem among faculty members, staff, and students that will add fresh impetus to the innovation ecosystem.


The goal of the establishment of the VIP CORALS is to help sustain the richness and diversity of the Verde Island Passage, through research projects that will monitor the marine ecosystem. It shall also form linkages with surrounding institutions, organizations, local government units and common fisherfolks.


The Singapore Polytechnic and BatStateU team for technology transfer project BRYCE shares a photo op with the beneficiaries of Gawad Kalinga Arseo Village at Brgy. San Pedro, Batangas City.

action - earthquake drill

Initiated by the ACTION Center, BatStateU conducted a simultaneous university-wide earthquake drill in line with the university’s commitment as an institution in the forefront of building a resilient community during times of disaster.


Impact Hub Manila in partnership with Batangas State University thru the Center for Technopreneurship and Innovations (CTI) hosted the Impact Hackathon: Batangas.


Facilities at the ACTION Center of the University.


Facilities at the ACTION Center of the University.

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