The lead STI Hub for fair and excellent service.


Provide central direction in the collaborative development and utilization of Science, Technology and Innovation in building smarter and disaster resilient communities.

CORE Values:



1.Identify the needs and opportunities in S&T in the region.

2.Formulate and implement a regional S&T plan consistent with and supportive of regional development thrusts as well as the National S&T Plan 2002-2020.

3.Provide S&T interventions to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME’s) in the region to improve their productivity and competitiveness in both local and international markets through the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SET-UP), the banner program of DOST for technology transfer and commercialization.

4.Plan and implement S&T human resource development programs in coordination with relevant DOST institutes, such as S&T scholarships, trainings and similar activities aimed at creating a critical pool of S&T manpower.

5.Develop institutional linkages and other mechanisms with ROs and other agencies, local government, and private organizations or entities for the effective planning and implementation of S&T programs in the region.

6.Monitor and coordinate the various programs, projects, and activities of DOST Councils, Institutes, and other attached agencies in the region.


1.Upgrade R&D and S&T Facilities

2.Increase use of appropriate, matured and superior technologies

3.Enhance private sector involvement in the R&D and S&T endeavors

4.Develop world class technological know how

5.Strengthen S&T services


1.Increased sufficiency level and accessibility to various prime commodities (reduce malnutrition/poverty)

2.Strengthen linkages among R&D Institutions and private sectors

3.Increased use of appropriate technology in the production sector and manufacturing sector

4.Established Regional R&D Information Exchange Center and S&T Learning Hub

5.Upgraded/Established Livelihood centers to reduce unemployment and increase income


1.Modernization of production sectors

2.Upgrading of R&D capability

3. Development of S&T Manpower and S&T culture