TPCO celebrates 4th year anniversary

By Ms. Flora Monica Mabaylan-Ruiz, USTP TPCO and IGIS

To commemorate the Technology Promotions and Commercialization Office’s (TPCO’s) four-year milestone, the office hosted an Open House on May 24, 2024. The event served as a platform for researchers and members of the USTP community to deepen their understanding of Intellectual Property (IP) protection, technology transfer, and commercialization. 

With the theme Unlocking Innovation: The Power of Childlike Imagination,  the primary objectives of the TPCO Open House were to educate participants on the significance of IP protection, technology transfer, and commercialization; showcase TPCO’s achievements and ongoing initiatives; encourage researchers to engage in the commercialization of their technologies; and foster a culture of innovation within the USTP community. The theme emphasized combining innovation with a childlike sense of wonder. By adopting a mindset similar to a child, individuals can enhance their ability to think creatively and develop innovative solutions. This approach encourages open-mindedness, curiosity, and a willingness to explore unconventional ideas.

An Innovation Drive Awareness Session was also conducted to engage participants in interactive discussions about innovation. The session encouraged attendees to share their ideas and experiences, promoting a collaborative and creative atmosphere. The event successfully attracted over 60 participants from the USTP community, including researchers, faculty members, and students, who actively engaged in the discussions and activities.

The event facilitated the exchange of knowledge and best practices related to IP protection and technology transfer. Participants understood the importance of protecting their Intellectual Property and the various pathways available for commercializing their innovations. By emphasizing the theme of Unlocking Innovation: The Power of Childlike Imagination, the event inspired attendees to adopt a more playful and open-minded approach to problem-solving. This mindset is crucial for fostering innovation and developing breakthrough solutions.

The TPCO Open House was a resounding success, achieving its objectives of educating participants, fostering innovation, and promoting the commercialization of new technologies. This success is a testament to the vibrant and dynamic USTP community. Moving forward, TPCO will continue to conduct regular activities to engage researchers and support the commercialization of their technologies, contributing to the growth and development of the USTP community.