ISU’s R&D Centers were some of the best and pioneering research hubs dedicated in fostering knowledge among niche disciplines. ISU currently hosts 31 growing R&D Centers, with 2 DOST-NICER classified centers on Fisheries and Water Management.
DOST – Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D
The Smart Water Infrastructure and Management R&D Center advance water management systems through new innovative approaches and smart techniques to address low water productivity, recurring water hazards due to extreme climate events, fragmented approach in water management, inefficient and ineffective delivery of water services as well as insufficient water monitoring and planning.
A world class center of excellence on freshwater aquaculture for research, development and demonstration by spanning Interdisciplinary Research Programmes (IRP’s) in Aquaculture.
Research Center that aims to transform small ruminant production from a subsistence type of farm activity into a viable livestock-based enterprise.
The Cagayan Valley Cacao Development Center (CVCDC) acts in synergy with the other government organizations, non-government and private organizations to promote industry that is commercially viable, socially and culturally acceptable and environment-friendly for local, regional and international markets, contributing to a sustained economic development of Region 02.
A world class center providing S & T solution through research, extension, laboratory services and capacity building in the water sector.
A world-class manufacturer and supplier of Agro-Industrial Machineries, equipment-parts and components.
CVPED acts as a proactive link to scientific knowledge and information for policy decisions responsive towards sustainable development of natural resources in the region.
The Food Innovation Center (FIC) in ISU Cauayan Campus, is a food processing center with common service facilities for product development and packaging. It will serve as a one-stop-shop for food research and development and technology transfer for would be adopters and beneficiaries.
The Philippine Research and Development Center for Mungbean contribute to and assist farmers, scientists, and any other interested or associated disciplines in the enhancement and expansion of the mungbean crop and its products and byproducts.
The URDC envisions to be the leading institution in upland and rural development in Asia with special focus on: Upland Technology Transfer, Buffer Zone Management, and Landscape Ecology and Rehabilitation.
The Regional Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (ReCITE) is envisioned to serve as a regional innovation center for teaching excellence.
The center analyzes data and develops apps to help LGUs make confident and appropriate responses in a crisis, in order to become more proactive. It is hoped that through the BIRD-C, our LGUs will become more active in finding solutions and innovations to further improve the lives of the people through the data they analyze.
The Center’s vision is a Center of Excellence in climate change adaptation, mitigation and climate- risk resiliency in Cagayan Valley, the country, and the ASEAN region. It is committed to exist as a self-sustaining holistic functional service and capacity-building facility on climate change R&D providing climate change adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk reduction education and expert services to various clients and utilizing science-based information/technology in addressing climate change all geared towards climate-risk resiliency.
The University continues to pursue knowledge-based and product development as a result of research and breakthroughs in science and technology, engineering, agriculture, ecology, culture, and the arts for environmental protection, progressive industry, human development, and sustainable living.