The Iloilo Science and Technology University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Central Philippine University (CPU) in fostering regional innovation and entrepreneurship while strengthening the collaboration between the local government, private sector and the community. The collaboration maybe realized through the Technopreneurship Hub, otherwise known as CPU Center for Ideation Realization and Commercialization Technopreneurship Hub (CPU CIRaC TECHHUB), a project funded by the Commission on Higher Education through the Institutional Development Innovation Grant.
Under the MOU, both institutions collaborate in developing and growing a pipeline of potential technology enterprise to the dissemination of TECHHUB promotional materials and nomination of possible applicants and on progressing existing research project through the TECHHUB’s technology business incubator.
The ISAT U and CPU also agreed to collaborate on the development of Technology Track and other related activities that will contribute to the improvement or success of the program.
The development of Technopreneurship 101 Instructional Materials and Workbooks which is one of the areas of agreement was realized during the PhilDev and CPU technopreneurship workshops on June 7, 2019, the day the MOU was signed. College of Engineering and Architecture Profs. Naci John C. Trance, Tajimi Faith H. Castano , Alfonso C. Abordaje, Freddie M. Gigataras and Philip Lloyd E. Legada joined other engineering professors in Western Visayas and collaborated for the development of instructional materials.
The MOU is based on the principles that ISAT U and CPU CIRaC desires to develop academic exchange and cooperation in entrepreneurship in engineering curriculum between the two institutions.
Dr. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U President and Dr. Teodoro C. Robles, CPU President, signed the MOU during the Technopreneurship Hub Project Tehnopreneurship Workshop at the CPU.