"Research and Development plays a critical role in the innovation process. It is basically an investment in technology and future capabilities which transform raw materials into new products, processes, and services...
The RDC IX as the highest policy and planning body in Zamboanga Peninsula directs its effort to the establishment of the RDC IX Research and Innovation Online Resource Center (RRIORC). The Center shall host an online multi-disciplinary knowledge or resource center, that is regionwide in scope. It consists of the various research works and innovation initiatives of the agencies of the government, the academe, as well as the private sector, that support the development outcomes and thrusts specified in the Regional Development Plan.
As a repository of researches, the online resource center shall also inform various stakeholders, offer opportunity for research partnerships, and aim to stimulate discussions that could serve as input in the formulation of the region’s research and development agenda. A firmed-up agenda is necessary for the formulation of policies that can address development gaps.
Through research and innovation, science has provided a platform for an
educated populace, enabled to discover medicine to address the pandemic
that besieged the world, and applied technology for attaining the
region’s vision to be the Center of Sustainable Agri-fishery Industries
in the country. The utilization of all these researches could indeed
boost the role of the regional economy in national development.
the Chairperson of RDC IX, may I encourage all concerned line agencies
and research institutions to further enrich the content of this online
resource center by sharing relevant researches that can be used by the
people of Zamboanga Peninsula to improve their quality of life.
As we all quest for knowledge and growth, may we all imbibe a culture of excellence through research and innovation!"