Office of the Vice President for Research, Innovation, Extension

Driving research, innovation, and commercialization for a brighter future

The Office of the Vice President for Research, Innovation and Extension (OVPRIE) is responsible for recommending to the University President policies, strategies, guidelines, and budgetary allocations, among others pertaining to research, innovation and extension. Additionally, the OVPRIE oversees the planning, execution, and evaluation of all programs in the domains of research, innovation, extension, and commercialization, including essential collaborations with institutional partners.
Greetings and a warm welcome to the official website of the Office of the Vice President for Research, Innovation and Extension (OVPRIE) at Caraga State University!

It's an honor to introduce this digital platform as a part of CSU's LIKHA Agenda, a commitment to fostering innovation and embracing digital transformation.

Our goal with this website is to offer a comprehensive resource for all our stakeholders, encompassing vital information about CSU's diverse research initiatives, innovative projects, and extensive extension programs.

Currently, we are in the process of enhancing and expanding the website's content.

We kindly request your patience and understanding during this phase of active development and continual updates.

Thank you for your support.
Engr. Jeffrey T. Dellosa, D.Eng., PECE, MBA

Vice President for Research, Innovation and Extension (VPRIE)




Generation of knowledge, technologies, and innovations supporting the lasting inclusive economic growth, peace, and disaster resiliency in the Caraga Region.

CSU as โ€˜The Research and Innovation Hub of Caragaโ€™ supporting sensitive, environment-friendly, ecologically sound, and inclusive economic growth in the area.

Competence, Service, Uprightness

Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) Centers

The Universityโ€™s research, development of innovation RDI centers and essential core RIEC facilities and provides strategic investment, leadership, and vision for the universityโ€™s entire research enterprise.

Research and Extension Services

The Caraga State University (CSU) is a state-funded institution tasked to provide quality professional and technological training in the northeastern Mindanao area, the Caraga Region. As a state institution, its mandate is to support sustainable socio-economic development through the basic functions of instructions, research, extension and production. To attain this noble mission, a sound Extension and Community Outreach Program should be formulated and carried out to answer the technological and information needs of its service area.


The Innovation and Technopreneurship Hub (iTecH) of Caraga State University, a DOST - Technology Business Incubator facility, is branded as Navigatรบ. Coined from the word navigation and is inspired by the rich history of Butuan's Balangay Boats as the oldest wooden watercraft excavated in the region that showed evidence of our trading relationships all throughout Southeast Asia in as early as 700 AD. Butuanโ€™s early establishment of trading in the harbor became an inspiration of the TBI branding โ€” Navigatรบ, with its promise to embark aspiring entrepreneurs to a voyage of innovations that will come to its success in no time.

NAVIGATU, the DOST TBI for University StartUps

Hero Learning Common Innovation Spaces

Featured RDI Center: SUMMO (MineGears)

The HERO Learning Common in CSU provides innovation spaces that are designed to foster creativity, collaboration, and innovation among students, faculty, and researchers. These spaces often provide access to resources, tools, and technologies to support various forms of innovative projects, research, and learning activities. Hero Learning Common Innovation Spaces often host events, workshops, and seminars on topics related to innovation, entrepreneurship, and emerging technologies. These events facilitate knowledge sharing and networking.

At the heart of research and innovation within a university, researchers and their RDI (Research, Development, and Innovation) centers often require specialized spaces to carry out their work effectively. These spaces are crucial for fostering a conducive environment for research, collaboration, and innovation. Innovation hubs or centers provide researchers with collaborative spaces where they can brainstorm ideas, work on innovative projects, and engage with colleagues from different disciplines.