Latest innovations to be unveiled in the Institute’s Innovation Convergence Celebration

Latest innovations to be unveiled in the Institute’s Innovation Convergence Celebration

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.

August is Innovation Convergence Month in Iligan

August is Innovation Convergence Month in Iligan

by Michelle Jeanne C. Caracut, OPI

The month of August is celebrated as Innovation Convergence month of Iligan.

Aimed to foster sustainable Innovation Ecosystem in Northern Mindanao, the Innovation Convergence is a collaborative consortium of different offices and agencies in Iligan City, namely: iDEYA:, FabLab Mindanao, DTI Negosyo Center, MSU-IIT’s Technology Application and Promotion Unit (TAPU) including Bamboo Technology Center and Ceramic Training Center, Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) and Intellectual Property Unit (IPU) and InnoHive.

Its main collaborators are the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region X, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE), MSU-IIT’s College of Engineering and College of Business Administration and Accountancy. The consortium is supported by Ideaspace Philippines, USAID, Negosyo Center, PLDT Innolab, RISPh, DICT Region X.

Based on its event brief, the consortium is “geared towards providing sufficient and sustainable innovation, technopreneurship, and science and technology ecosystem for the community by the community.”

Moreover, its goal is “to create an avenue for collaboration and innovation for the community, discover homegrown talents and build up portfolio, open opportunities and promote innovation to different colleges and universities, and support and strengthen research and development activities around the community.”

The whole month of August is filled with Innovation Convergence activities. All of the activities are held in MSU-IIT and are for free but registration is compulsory for each activity. A calendar of events is posted with this news and in their facebook page

Topics : innovation  convergence  IPU  DTI  ITSO  TAPU  DTI