US-PH partnership led to launching of innovation strategy for state universities, colleges

US-PH partnership led to launching of innovation strategy for state universities, colleges

The Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) partnered with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to launch an innovation strategy that will further build the capacity of Philippine state universities and colleges. The activity, held on February 12, 2019 in Makati City, was attended by over 100 university presidents, Philippine government officials, and other advocates who push for strengthening the country’s innovation ecosystem.

Giving a message of support was USAID Acting Mission Director Denny Robertson. “Building upon our years of partnership with the Filipino people, USAID continues to support Philippine aspirations for inclusive growth. This strategy cultivates Filipino talent and expands opportunities for science, technology, and innovation to advance, broaden, and sustain growth,” he said.

With support from USAID through the Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) program, the PASUC-led innovation strategy emphasizes the importance of universities in preparing students to be workforce-ready. In particular, it highlights the universities’ roles in helping the students to become ready for Industry 4.0 through the conduct of industry-relevant research, and integration of innovation in education. The strategy will likewise look for ways as to how university leaders, faculty, and students can forge collaboration with local and global partners towards harnessing technology and achieving innovation-led economic growth.

 

Read more here: https://ph.usembassy.gov/us-philippines-launch-strategy-for-innovation-and-growth/

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