Philippine government officials, academe and industry leaders, and international development organization partners convened in this year’s Inclusive Innovation Conference. Led by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) together with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the two-day event held on October 2-3 focused on how the Philippines’ on-going innovation efforts will aid the […]
The low rate of knowledge transfer between the university and industry continues to pose a challenge in speeding up the innovation process. A study conducted by USAID through its STRIDE program showed that among the factors contributing to this are mutual distrust, disagreement in terms of partnerships, and absence of support institutions that enable collaborative […]
Over the last 6 years, the Philippines has ranked relatively low in the Global Innovation Index (GII), which measures the perceived extent of collaboration between companies and universities and research institutions. During this period, the country received its highest ranking in 2015, but placing only 53rd out of 133 countries.
Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) launched the Bio-Products Research Laboratory (BPRL) last July 10, 2018 in Iligan City. Instrumental to the launch of the pioneering BPRL is Dr. Arnold Lubguban, a USAID STRIDE research grantee.