by Michelle Jeanne Caracut, OC

EVERY AUGUST, the Institute, together with the different agencies and offices in Iligan City, celebrate the Innovation Convergence Month. 

 On its 5th year, this celebration, which will be held in the campus, will have the theme Sustaining Innovation through Convergence in Industry 4.0.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE) of the Institute has planned activities in August that will develop closer ties and increase further cooperation among collaborators. 

Activities lined up for the celebration include Tech Round Table Discussion; Networking Session and 2nd Incubation Bootcamp; Industry Lecture Design For Manufacturing; and the Grand Hackathon (an on-going activity that started on July 22).

To be updated with the latest global ICT trends, a lecture series will be organized by the College of Computer Studies (CCS) and  ICT exhibits will be on display at the CCS building. 

Scheduled on August 20, 2019 is a forum on Research Ethics and Intellectual Property to be held at the  College of Engineering and Technology Amphitheater. Invited speakers for this forum are Dr. Napoleon Juanillo, Jr. of the Institute for Research and Innovation, Scholarship (IRIS) in Makati City, and Dr. Jonathan Salvacion of MAPUA University, Manila.

One of the highlights of the celebration is the Innovation Convergence Forum on August 19, 2019 where invited speakers from the Department of Trade and Industry, the Business Development Group United Laboratories, Inc., and the Holy Angel University will discuss innovations and collaborations from the perspective of the LGU/government, the industry, and the academe sectors, respectively.

Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol participates as resource speaker and will talk on the Public HEI’s Perspective on Innovation and Convergence in Industry 4.0.

With the presence of private and public sectors at the forum, more opportunities for industry and government collaboration and knowledge and research partnerships can be generated.