Dr. Ambrosio B. Cultura ll
President, USTP System
The unprecedented changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic prompted us all to instigate responsive initiatives that will bring forward concrete solutions to the pressing challenges. With the devastating outcome, people are pushed at a corner with no option but to adjust its focus and responses on the challenges at hand. It is then that we realized that creating a more adaptive and resilient world should be the priority of the key players for development. The University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP), as a member of the academe has therefore taken the lead in organizing a venue where leaders, researchers, innovators, and even the entrepreneurs can openly discuss how to materialize the vision of establishing a thriving Innovation Ecosystem in Northern Mindanao.
This Innovation Ecosystem that the University is advocating is the kind of environment where innovation is fostered and nurtured and technology solutions are co-created by the key players for development - the Academe, Industry, Government, and even the Community therefore creating a more adaptive and resilient region. The USTP therefore endeavors to realize a shared vision for the region with these key players by establishing a Premier University - led S&T Park in the Philippines that hosts a Sustainable, Climate-Resilient & Livable Environment; enjoyed by Diverse, Values-Oriented and Entrepreneurial Community thriving in a Robust, Innovative & Inclusive Economy; supported by Smart, Green and State-of-the-Art infrastructure systems; and governed by a Responsive, Transformative and Principled leadership.
Through this Virtual Science and Industry Summit, the USTP can accentuate the significant role of the key players for development in ensuring a more adaptive and resilient Northern Mindanao. The University therefore anticipates that participants will further appreciate their roles in driving development not only in the region, but in the country in general.
We look forward to see you during the USTP’s Virtual Science and Industry Summit as we enable the establishment of a thriving Innovation Ecosystem in Northern Mindanao.
The Science and Industry Summit 2021 is aimed to foster a better understanding of the science-industry interface in the innovation ecosystem, and provide a platform for sharing of information and insights on good practices relevant to the establishment and operation of S&T Parks. It will bring together researchers, scientists, industry practitioners, policymakers, and planners to share specialized knowledge on latest innovations, trends, as well as practical concerns and challenges faced in relevant fields.
This is also USTP's way of celebrating the National Science and Technology Week.
FOR INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT:
Dr. Noelyn "Weng" Dano
Chair, Science & Industry Summit 2021
SUMMIT ORGANIZING TEAM
Lera Fay Cotiangco - Dela Rama
Director, Career Center & Gov’t - Industry - Community Relations Office
Maria Noelyn Dano
Director for International Affairs
Kristine Pearl Hortilano
Head, S&T Parks Management Committee Secretariat
Director, Digital Transformation Office
Flora Monica Mabaylan – Ruiz
Manager, TPCO Technology Promotions Unit
Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation
Anne Lorraine Sitoy
Director, Strategic Communication Office
Campus Architect, Infrastructure Planning & Facilities Development Office