June 28, 2023 – The 13th Philippine Innovation Expo, themed “𝑪𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑬𝒙𝒄𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒖 𝑰𝒏𝒏𝒐𝒗𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝑪𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏” in conjunction with the DOST-PCIEERD 13th year anniversary celebration held at Centennial Hall, Manila Hotel, turned out to be a momentous event for Caraga State University.
The university’s groundbreaking projects namely; “𝑴𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒂𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒛𝒆𝒅 𝑩𝒐𝒂𝒕-𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝑫𝒂𝒕𝒂 𝑨𝒄𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑨𝒖𝒕𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝑪𝒚𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝑴𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏 𝑾𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒘𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑶𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝑵𝒂𝒏𝒐-𝑺𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒐𝒓”(CYANanobot) and “𝑺𝒚𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒛𝒆𝒅 𝑴𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑶𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑨𝒖𝒕𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒍-𝑻𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝑻𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒔 𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎 𝑻𝒐𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅𝒔 𝒂 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒅𝒊𝒈𝒎 𝑺𝒉𝒊𝒇𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝑺𝒖𝒓𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝑴𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝑹𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒐𝒏” (SMART Mines), both administered under the 𝑺𝒖𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝑴𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒍 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑴𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑶𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑰𝒏𝒅𝒖𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒚 4.0 (𝑺𝒖𝑴𝑴𝑶) 𝑪𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓, clinched the coveted EPIC (Excellence in Project Implementation and Completion) awards, showcasing CSU’s commitment to innovation and technological advancements.
The EPIC awards, a highlight of the DOST-PCIEERD anniversary, aim to recognize outstanding projects in terms of execution, impact, and sustainability. CSU’s CYANanobot and SMART Mines projects stood out among a pool of remarkable contenders, solidifying the university’s position as a frontrunner in research and development within the country.
The EPIC awards not only celebrate the successful implementation and completion of CSU’s projects but also highlight the institution’s crucial role in driving technological progress and economic growth in the region. These awards serve as a testament to the collaborative efforts between Caraga State University (CSU) and the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD).
During the event, Dr. Alexander T. Demetillo, who served as the project leader for both projects, attended to receive the prestigious award. Also, in attendance were Dr. Rolyn C. Daguil, University President of Caraga State University, as well as Dr. Jaymer M. Jayoma and Engr. Rudolph Joshua U. Candare. Additionally, the project management team from DOST-PCIEERD, Ms. Katrina Landicho, Ms. Mary Grace Buenvides, and Ms. Franceska Angeline Carranza, joined the group to accept the well-deserved recognition.
As CSU continues to pave the way for groundbreaking research and development, the university’s projects are poised to make a lasting impact on various sectors, including environmental conservation, mining, and beyond. With the EPIC awards firmly in their grasp, CSU sets a shining example for other institutions and reinforces its dedication to fostering innovation and excellence.
With the CYANanobot and SMART Mines projects blazing a trail in their respective fields, CSU has undoubtedly solidified its position as a leading academic institution, driving progress and positively shaping the future of the Philippines and beyond.