MSU-IIT faculty and students present papers at the 2021 SILKEN Conference

Faculty members and students from MSU-IIT’s College of Computer Studies (CCS) and the College of Business Administration and Accountancy (CBAA) wrote papers that were accepted to the first Social Innovation Linkages for Knowledge Exchange Network (SILKEN) conference.

The six papers that were presented on the March 26, 2021 conference held online via Zoom are:

  1. Resource Analysis of E-Labay: A Waste Pickup and Disposal Social Enterprise by Lemuel Clark Velasco, Leila Tomenio, and Althea Nicole Lim;
  2. Market Validation of Medispatch PH: A Medicine Delivery Social Enterprise for Senior Citizens & Persons with Disability by Lemuel Clark Velasco, Marie Silorio, Melyn Pines, Hanifa Abdulrasid, and Rafael Luke Leyco;
  3. Customer Discovery of Student-Founded Social Enterprises Addressing COVID-19 Community Frustrations by Lemuel Clark Velasco, Marlou Xerkxex Rentucan, and Jay Joshua Largo;
  4. Market Validation of a Learning Modules Delivery Service Social Enterprise as a COVID-19 Community Intervention by Lemuel Clark Velasco, Angelic Curaza, and Jaivee Jean Taylaran;
  5. TEENPRENEUR: Iligan City Youth Entrepreneurship Congress and Patigayon Awards by Joana Marie Edera; and
  6. Academic Entrepreneurship in the Philippines: The Interplay of Absorptive Capacity and Innovation on University-based Technology Business Incubators by Marlo Novino.

Attended by more than a hundred international presenters from Europe and Asia, the conference covered presentations on the following topics:

  • Covid-19 & Social Innovation: Impacts & Opportunities
  • Corporate Partnerships, CSR & Impact Investment
  • Understanding Community Partnerships: Best Practice & Creating Impact
  • Understanding Social Innovation: Sectoral and Country Differences
  • Communication between stakeholders.
  • Closing the gap between public, private and third sectors.
  • Driving bottom-up/community-led social innovation.
  • Digital transformation
  • Impact measurement
  • Social innovation from all fields, including Environment (e.g. Smart Cities and Green Spaces), Technology, Health, Education, Employment etc.

SILKEN is a project of the British Council and a consortium led by Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Northampton. 

MSU-IIT, through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension, is one of SILKEN’s associate partners in the Philippines. As an associate partner, MSU-IIT has been involved in devising and implementing engagement strategies for developing long term and sustainable social innovation networks and knowledge exchange initiatives between universities and institutions. One of these dissemination initiatives that MSU-IIT has been actively involved in is the participation in the SILKEN Conference that serves as a platform where the Institute can share its social innovation projects. 

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Topics : SILKEN  social innovation  knowledge exchange