by Ian S. Embradura, OPI
In acknowledgement of the Institute’s capacity for technology and innovation, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) invited IIT to the Science and Technology Fair and Exhibit during DOST’s 2015National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) held at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City from July 24 to 28.
Selected Institute faculty and staff exhibited their technological and innovative outputs which have been applied for patent, Marietta Esperanza P. Cruz, Head of the Technology Application & Promotion Unit (TAPU) of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE)
Cruz led the team of faculty and staff during the week-long event. She said “IIT is the only academic institution from Mindanao in the exhibits”.
Seven outputs in the form of posters, and two of which have actual prototypes were exhibited at the MSU-IIT booth. The proponents were Kenny Cantilla, Kister Genesis M. Jimenez, Ephraim E. Ibarra, Eulalio C. Creencia, Nathaniel C. Tarranza, Evelyn C. Creencia, Marven E. Jabian, Michael Hilarion P. Cabili, and Kristine D. Sanchez.
This year’s NSTW theme is “Philippines: A Science Nation Innovating for Global Competitiveness” aimed to “feature world-class innovation technologies of the science and technology sectors aligned to the ASEAN economic integration” (DOST, 2015).
According to Cruz, this is in recognition for the Institute that “we are producing technologies that could contribute to science and technology.”
The audience that viewed the exhibit was mostly students who were also fishing for ideas to learn from. There were also businessmen from industries who expressed interest on the outputs of our inventors, Cruz added.
Topics : DOST-NSTW