Chancellor Tanggol invites industries to partner with MSU-IIT

Chancellor Tanggol invites industries to partner with MSU-IIT

by Michelle Jeanne Caracut, OC/OPI

SPEAKING before hundreds of business leaders, key players, stakeholders, government leaders, and policy-makers attending the 28th Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon) that was held inside the Institute, Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol issues an invitation for them to form partnerships with MSU-IIT that could help them to innovate and improve their products and services. 

“In terms of innovation, innovating for the products and the services that you provide, it is my suggestion that you partner with a university,” Tanggol told the members of industry at the Institute Gymnasium on September 13.

“Like any university, we provide programs, and the more relevant to you are our business-related programs,” he said. 

Tanggol was at the MinBizCon to deliver a plenary talk entitled, Business Development Through Innovation: The Role of the Academe.

To make his case, Tanggol highlighted the fact that MSU-IIT is an innovation hub, and pointed out the existing innovation ecosystem in the Institute that is composed of the following: 

  1. Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab) Mindanao; 
  2. Technology Business Incubator (TBI):
  3. Premier Research Institute for Science and Mathematics (PRISM); 
  4. Knowledge and Technology Transfer Office (KTTO); and
  5. Technology Application and Promotions Unit (TAPU) 

The Institute’s KTTO, established in 2017, is there precisely to manage the transfer of knowledge and technology generated inside MSU-IIT to its partner industries.

Today, MSU-IIT functions as a meeting place for technology seekers and technology developers and where partners from the industrial sector and others from the surrounding community can sit down and discuss research and other collaborative projects.

Tanggol expressed gratitude to MSU-IIT’s partners like DOST, DTI, CHED, USAID Stride for their current investment and support, particularly in the establishment of the facilities inside the campus and implementation of projects.

Tanggol, while underscoring the importance of strengthening collaborations between industry and the university, ended his talk with unsolicited advice for the businessmen.

“In the final analysis, you should be more concerned with the needs of the people rather than their wants. More than the wants are the needs of the society,” Tanggol concluded.

opics : MinBizCon 2019  innovation  development

GAD Center preps for next round of gender sensitivity trainings

GAD Center preps for next round of gender sensitivity trainings

by Rex Godinez Ortega, Office of the Chancellor

The Institute’s Gender and Development (GAD) Center is gearing up to hold the next series of Gender Sensitivity Trainings (GST’s) for its faculty and staff members in October and November 2016.

 The center is scheduling four sessions for this round of trainings, all to be held in nearby Cagayan de Oro City.

 MSU-IIT, through the GAD Center, is mandated to implement GAD programs, activities, and projects for its constituents and in its immediate environs.

 GST’s seek to introduce participants to the concept of gender sensitivity by teaching them about gender and the existing gender relations in society.

 In particular, it tries to impart an acceptance of the differences in the needs and priorities of men and women and an understanding of the fact that if both sexes are given equal opportunities, development will follow.

 Special Order No. 1861-IIT issued on Monday authorized the GAD Center to use P858,400 from its fund for the conduct of the trainings that will happen on October 20-22; October 27-29; November 10-12; and November 17-19.

 GAD focal person and Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension Dr. Jinky B. Bornales chairs the steering committee formed for the activity.

 In her letter to Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol, Bornales said that the trainings aim to “define and level off gender concepts, issues, and perspectives”.

 Bornales identified the resource person for the trainings as Ms Nathalie T. Igot, the supervising program specialist and GAD focal person of the Commission on Higher Education’s Region 10 office in Cagayan de Oro City.

Igot is also a certified national resources pool member of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW).

The PCW is the government agency under the Office of the President that is working for the advancement of women.

Topics : GAD  Gender  Development