Dr. Ambrosio B. Cultura II during his presentation in the UPLB-Alumni-Industry Summit Webinar Series

USTP shares AIGC collaboration experience in UPLB-Alumni-Industry Summit

October 19, 2021. University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) System President Dr. Ambrosio B. Cultura II is one of the panelists of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)-Alumni-Industry Summit.

Dr. Cultura highlighted the optimized collaboration with key players in development especially the alumni and the industry on the perspective of being one of the State University and Colleges (SUCs) in the country.

USTP’s Quadruple Helix Model of Collaboration which includes the academe, community, government and industry is a crucial enabling mechanism to engage and contribute to the development in the region.

Panelists from USTP, BatStateU and MMSU

In the last 6 years, USTP was able to forge partnership on a major or system-level collaboration through Memorandum of Agreement/ Memorandum of Understanding/ Memorandum of Cooperation with 121 Academe, Industry, Government and Community (AIGC). This includes fabrication and installation, technology transfer and adoption, scholarship agreements, development of curriculum and establishment of offices and centers.

The framework also spurred the University’s Innovation Ecosystem by encouraging start-ups through the Business Incubation Technology Entrepreneurship and Startups (CDO Bites). Among the start-ups that have made an impact in the community include the EaseRequest Mobile Application, a barangay based information system, and Mobile Gas Start-Up, all developed by different USTP alumni.

EaseRequest was launched in April 2019 while Mobile Gas launched its Mobile Gas Mini Station in August 2021.

Dr. Cultura considers the alumni in the university as a lifelong resource and can contribute to the excellence in the University. They are also considered as brand ambassadors projecting expertise and carrying the brand of education.

“This is what happens when academic institutions cultivate the possibilities that its alumni can provide. This is the potential impact that the alumni can create in the development of the University,” Dr. Cultura added.

Notable alumni from USTP Thor Turrecha and Jude Maternal.

Among the notable alumni President Cultura mentioned include Thor Turrecha, the Executive Vice-President of Global Saas and Head of Innovation for the Solutions Group, APA in Sydney, Australia and Jude Maternal, an innovator whose 4 technology innovations were adopted and licensed by partner industries.

Other panelists during the webinar are Dr. Shirley Agrupis, President of Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) and Engr. Albert Amante, Vice-President of the Batangas State University (BatStateU).



By PJ V. dela Peña, USTP System Strategic Communication Office

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