With the Institute in full march of achieving research university status, commercialization efforts of research outputs as well as engagements with industries and international research networks has been one of MSU-IIT’s priorities. Last October 22-25, 2018, the research team from FAB LAB Mindanao, College of Nursing, College of Engineering and Technology and the School of Computer Studies was chosen by the Global Innovation Through Science and Technology of the U.S. State Department to attend the 2018 GIST APEC Startup Training in Brisbane, Australia.
The research team lead by Assoc. Prof. Lemuel Clark Velasco with Dr. Minnie Mamauag and Engr. Karl Martin Aldueso as team members of an internally funded research by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension participated in an intensive innovation commercialization training. In partnership with the Government of Australia, the Australian Academy of Science and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, 20 teams from 14 APEC countries with MSU-IIT, being one of the two teams representing the Philippines, participated in the GIST APEC Start up Training with the focus of supporting and training science and technology entrepreneurs. In the said start-up training, MSU-IIT team landed the Top 5 best pitch among the delegates around the world for the wandering elderly innovation technology. Through this on-the-ground training and mentoring by GIST, the Institute has upgraded its capabilities by strengthening its innovation ecosystem and global linkages.
(L-R) DOST-SEI Director Dr. Josette T. Biyo, John Logos G. Guiang,
Anjie Lyn R. Engaño and BPIIF Executive Director Ms. Faye Corcuera
In recognition of their academic standing and research work that revolved around the theme “Building Resilient Cities for Sustainable Development”, two IITians received the BPI-DOST Science Awards on April 4, 2017 at Mind Museum, Taguig City.
BS Biology senior student Anjie Lyn R. Engaño and BS Metallurgical Engineering fourth year student John Logos N. Guiang were recognized together with other 28 young researchers around the country for their scholastic achievement and research work.
Engaño’s “Optimization of Freshwater Microalgae for Phycoremediation in Iligan City” and “Guiang’s Gold Extraction from Historic Mine Operations Tailings by Cyanide Leaching below 53µm” are among the country’s most outstanding research works of the year. The two will present each of their paper on May 23, 2017 at MSU-IIT, Mini-theater for the BPI-DOST Science Award 2017 University Recognition.
The Department of Science and Technology, in partnership with the BPI Foundation, sets up the Science Awards to inspire, recognize, and support the most outstanding young scientists and innovators in the Philippines as it enables a new generation of leaders to generate targeted scientific research and technology which would help future-proof cities around the Philippines to become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.