Adamson conducts technopreneurship summit

Date Posted: February 13, 2019 at 04:08 PM

Technopreneurship has become a buzzword in Adamson ever since student and faculty researches and inventions were seen as viable entrepreneurial ventures that could well support the university’s thrust towards strengthening its various capabilities. It gained new vigor when the Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) was established to protect intellectual property.

In line with the goal of equipping students with innovation and entrepreneurial skills, ITSO held the first Technopreneurship Summit 2019 at the Adamson University Theater last February 8, 2019. Mr. Chino Atilano, Chief Executive Officer of TimeFree Inovation, Mr. Gian de la Rama Chief Creative of Innovatage, Mr. John Paul de Guzman CEO of Frost Design and Consulting Group and Mr. Prim Paypon, Executive Director of Asian Institute of Management – Dado Banatao Incubator graced the event.  The speakers collectively stressed on “taking the leap in building professional relationships, meeting challenges of reality and continuously seeking for progress.”  They emphasized that in order to be successful, one has to have grit, patience and the desire to share ones’ self with others.  

A highlight of the event was the presentation of granted Letters Patent for Utility Model and Industrial Design by ITSO Manager Dr. Venusmar C. Quevedo; Engr. Noe D. Enriquez, Head – Commercialization/ KTTO – ITSO; Ms. Anna A. Ramos, Head – Intellectual Property Development – ITSO; and Dean Evelyn Q. Raguindin of the College of Engineering.  Granted Letters Patent for Utility Model titled Speech Activated Reciprocating Walker was presented to Engr. Christelle D. Deluvio, Engr. Jester Rigor and Ms. Mutya M. Ogbak. Industrial Design Patent titled A Stretching Device for the Knee was presented to Engr. Faith Baisa, Engr. Earvin John E. Fabro and Mr. Jonard Climaco with ASEAN Engr. Evelyn Q. Raguindin, PECE and Ms. Anna A. Ramos, PTRP, MAED as adviser and co-adviser respectively.  Industrial Patent titled Graphical User Interface for a Database Display Screen was presented to Engr. Camille A. Bergado, Engr. James Lemuel B. De Castro, Engr. Ray Gerson T. Siasat and Engr. Melannie B. Mendoza (adviser).   Industrial Design Patent titled A Device for Vein Visualization was presented to Engr. Clarisse U. Pajarillo, Ms. Vanessa M. Palma and Engr. Henry A. Pariñas with ASEAN Engr. Evelyn Q. Raguindin, and Ms. Anna A. Ramos as adviser and co-adviser respectively.  Recipients are all graduates of the Department of Electronics Engineering.  The Granted Letters patents are also the first set of patents granted to the university as a result of its graduates’ innovation and creativity.   The recognized inventors were given a cash incentive of Php10,000 for Utility Model and Php3,000 for Industrial Design.  These Letters Patent were granted by the Intellectual Property Office Philippines.  

Technopreneurship Summit 2019 was able to gather 485 attendees from the Chemical, Industrial, Civil, Electronics, Computer, and Mechanical Engineering Departments, College of Pharmacy, and College of Science – Computer Science Department and Information Technology & Information System Departments. It was organized by Engr. Jasper P. Araña and Ms. Felvic Fresco of ITSO in cooperation with the senior students of the Department of Industrial Engineering.