AdUNEST’s The HATCH 2023 Series continues trailblazing in innovation and entrepreneurship

Date Posted: December 6, 2023 at 11:17 AM

Adamson University, through the Adamson University Neo Science and Technology Incubation Center (AdUNEST), has successfully hosted a new batch for its technopreneurship education initiative, November 17,20, 22, 24 and 29, in different in-person and online venues. 

The program titled The HATCH 2023 features a series of sessions aimed to empower students with knowledge and skills in problem-solving, intellectual property exploration, market identification, and the art of pitching. 

Engr. Ian Charl Nico Tubban, Head of AdUNEST, the Technology Business Incubation Office of the University, last November 17, set the stage for The HATCH. He served as the speaker for the session that delved into the symbiotic relationship between problem identification and design thinking, offering students insights into human-centered, creative, and practical solutions. 

An online session, meanwhile, was conducted for the succeeding session on Intellectual Property and Patents held last Nov. 20 due to the challenges posed by a transport strike in Metro Manila. 

Students explored intellectual property and patents guided by Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) Head for Intellectual Property Development Ms. Anna May Ramos, AdUNEST Technology Transfer Specialist Ms. Felvic Fresco, and AdU Intellectual Property Specialist Mr. Eduardo Balmaceda Jr. The session provided participants with techniques to identify patentability aspects for their technological ideas, showcasing their commitment to developing startup concepts. 

The following session last November 22 was a part of the Philippine Startup Week 2023 series where AdUNEST collaborated with New Energy Nexus for a workshop on market identification, value proposition, and business model canvassing. 

The online plenary allowed HATCH participants to gain insights from industry experts, New Energy Nexus Philippines Program Associate Mr. Dayther Manubag and New Energy Academy Manager Ms. Sheryl Estella, emphasizing the importance of understanding market landscapes and adapting to consumer trends. 

Engr. Tubban, once again, returned at the helm to lead the discussion on Basic Pitching, which unraveled the essentials of clear and concise communication. Students and their teams engaged in mock pitching, receiving constructive feedback and insights to refine their storytelling skills to empower them in making a potent impact when engaging with potential investors or collaborators. 

The series concluded last November 29 with a Demo Day where The HATCH participants presented their new technology proposals. 

With reports from AdUNEST