Driven to develop competitive advantage through improved research capability and strong research culture, the university has constructed a 120 million pesos worth of research infrastructure, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Environment Research Hub (STEER Hub). The Hub will house research centers and laboratories in specialized fields in engineering, science, technology and environment with focus on Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics.
These research centers and laboratories aim to develop high – level research in the different fields of science, engineering, technology and environment which has impact to the society. Situated in the technology campus in Alangilan, Batangas City, the hub will be equipped with laboratories for different fields, lecture rooms for small and large class, conference room, a FabLab and an open space at the fifth floor that can be used during hosting of symposium or workshop. Indeed, the university values research as a potent catalyst for alleviating poverty and achieving economic stability.
Last March 9, 2017, the Regional Development Council through RDC Resolution No. IV-A-18-2017 Approved the Batangas State University Science, Technology Engineering and Environment Research (STEER) Hub as CALABARZON’s Center for Science, Technology Engineering and Environment Research. This signifies the university‟s initiative to take the lead in conducting high – impact researches that can benefit the region. STEER Hub shall be a facility open to research agencies, public and private Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the region.
The STEER Hub houses research centers in the first and second floors and locator spaces for startups and exporting industries. The research centers include the Center for Technopreneurship and Innovation, Digital Transformation Center, Electronic Systems Research Center, GIS Applications Development Center, Manufacturing Research Center and Materials Testing and Calibration Center.
Interim, STEER Hub is the home of the first Knowledge, Innovation and Science Technology (KIST) Park proclaimed as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte on May 2020 by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 947, s.2020.
The university aims to provide significant support to the government in alleviating poverty and achieving economic stability and to become an instrument for sustainable national development that is driven by technology and innovation for global competitiveness.