NOT JUST ANOTHER
TBI in a University
We exist and intend to revolutionize the innovation, entrepreneurial and startup community in Butuan City and beyond!
The Innovation and Technopreneurship Hub (ITECH) of Caraga State University (CSU), branded as Navigatú, is established as the Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in the university heavily funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) PCIEERD RITTD (and later by CHED) to spearhead the innovation and entrepreneurship endeavors in CSU, Butuan City and in the region. Coined from the word navigation and is inspired by the rich history of Butuan's Balangay Boats as the oldest wooden watercraft excavated in the region that showed evidence of our trading relationships all throughout Southeast Asia as early as 700 AD. Butuan’s early establishment of trading in the harbor became an inspiration of the TBI branding — Navigatú with its promise to embark aspiring entrepreneurs and student-led startups to a voyage of navigating the intricacies of starting and scaling a business. We envision startups from the university to have an impact on the society in terms of employment or job creation and solving today's societal challenges, anchored on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
A prime technology business incubator of sustainable and socially-responsive startups in Southern Philippines.
Our mission is to contribute to the prominent success of emerging and socially-responsive technopreneurs in Southern Philippines through strategic partnerships, relevant education and training programs, networking, business-enabling assistance, and facilitate the creation of startups and/or spinoffs from research and development activities, towards job creation in specific sectors that are aligned in our region’s unique areas of opportunity.
Innovation and Co-working Space
Tech-based Startups Incubated the last 2 years.
Investment or grants received by the startups
BUSINESS DEV'T. & INCUBATION PROGRAM
AND LEGAL SERVICES
& TECHNICAL SUPPORT
If you're new to startups, and intend to build one, Navigatu is the right place for you to start your own business. Navigatu will help you develop your business thru a suite of business development programs designed to prepare you to face future investors under our incubation program. Members of our team completed fellowship programs and were extensively trained by the experts from Oxentia (Oxford University), the Royal Academy of Engineering in London, United Kingdom and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in Makati City and they are ready to share their knowledge with you.
Navigatu has Technical Experts from the Technology Transfer and Licensing Office (TTLO) of CSU ready to help and guide you in the protection and prosecution of your Intellectual Property. Our Technical Experts were trained extensively by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). We have an in-house lawyer in the university to whom we can refer the startups' legal requirements. If needed, we can also refer you to our legal experts in Butuan City with strong business background.
Navigatu has a co-working space available for our startups and university spin-off companies formed. We offer basic services such as internet connectivity, IP-based phone, and access to the meeting room to meet with your clients or investors among the services we provide. We offer technical support to build your mobile applications or hardware through our R&D Laboratories in the university, including access to the Fabrication Lab (FabLab), robotics and automation (CRAFT), ICT Center and more.
We continuously look for funding support and partners to support our cause in the university for the people of Mindanao. Help us grow our TBI and startups inclined to impact communities in the region. Partner with us and help Caraga Region rise to become one of the better regions in the country soon.
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