UPLB celebrates completion of Techno Hub and One-Stop Shop

An inauguration ceremony was held earlier to celebrate the completion of UPLB's Technology Hub and One-Stop Shop.

The Techno Hub was built to be a "repository of UPLB products and technologies" and to be an enabling environment for collaboration of students, researchers, and investors.

It currently has meeting rooms, a conference room, and a lobby. Although still vacant, the facility is expected to house different research output and promotional materials to give the public easy access to UPLB technologies.

UPLB Chancellor Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. is optimistic of the hub's potential and laid some plans to improve it. He mentioned the consolidation of all marketable UPLB products and setting up of Al fresco dining outside the facility.

For Dr. Nicomedes P. Eleazar, director of Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), the Techno Hub is the "most important facility for UPLB" out of all the facilities they funded. He also hopes to see UPLB products, processes, and information on display in the hub soon.

UPLB Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE) Dr. Rex. B. Demafelis assured DA-BAR and the public that the hub will be operational in the near future.

The hub's construction project is funded by DA-BAR, spearheaded by OVCRE and implemented by UPLB Foundation, Inc., also with the help of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development.

The hub is located beside Baker Hall, along Mondonedo Avenue, in UPLB.