The First Innovation and Techno-preneurship Workshop in Mindanao held on November 7- 8, 2013 at the MSU-IIT aimed to build an innovation ecosystem and nurture a culture of entrepreneurship within an academic institution. Participants experienced two days of mentoring from the resource speakers Dr. Luis G. Sison and Dr. Henry J. Ramos in the innovation process and value creation of researches.

Sison, a professor at the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute of the University of the Philippines, Diliman and the program leader of the DOST-UP Enterprise Center for Technopreneurship where he advises startup companies on technology and business strategy while Ramos is an internationally-recognized scientist in Plasma science and who established the Plasma Physics Laboratory at the National Institute of Physics – University of the Philippines-Diliman.

For their part, Dr. Ruel Paclipan, the Provincial Director of DTI- Lanao del Norte Provincial Office and Ms. Emily Pascua, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation of Iligan, Inc. served as the industry panels. They provided additional inputs on industry opportunities and priorities and commentaries on the participants’ workshop output – the innovation and business model canvas.

Clustered into eight teams, participants sketched the innovation and business model canvass of their identified innovation opportunity and presented these to the resource persons and the industry panels for critiquing.

The workshop was conducted through the efforts of the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension together with MSUIIT IPU-ITSO and MSUIIT College of Business Administration and Accountancy, CHED PHERNet MSUIIT in partnership with DOST- UP Enterprise Center for Technopreneurship.

– M. Esperanza P. Cruz, OVCRE IPU-ITSO

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