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DiWA, "Disease Watch and Analytics" Users' Training, 2022

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"Going Beyond R&D: DiWA Face-to-Face Public Launching and User's Training" was opened on November 25, 2022, at Mapúa Malayan Colleges Mindanao, for DiWA: Disease Watch and Analytics application, a new online innovative planning tool and integrative platform to aid decision-makers in disease prevention and control in Mindanao.

DiWA end-users from various government and non-government organizations from across Mindanao, students and educators from different academic institutions, welcomed the app with high hopes for disease surveillance and response.

The morning event had plenary talks from each of the Program Leaders who shared their research challenges overcome and milestones achieved through the collective efforts of its researchers.

"These efforts won't be realized without the help of our research partners," said Dr. Mata. While Dr. Logrosa, Dr. Del Mundo, and Mr. Dela Torre urged and hoped to continue and expand the collaborations to realize these efforts.

The talks were followed by an open forum where guests got the chance to ask questions to the Project Leaders pertaining to the DiWA app, mentorship through thesis coaching, and internship. "Our ideas would be more significant when put into concrete applications or actions," Dr. Logrosa explained.

Chancellor Murao quoted a line from Henry Ford, “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

The AMDABiDSS-Health Team extended its gratitude to Mapúa Malayan Colleges Mindanao for the support in the event.

"We beat the disease with DSS, a Decision-Support System, for a health-resilient Mindanao!" they shouted.

Kalimudan: Learning the Art of Planning and Architecture, 2022

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The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) of UP Mindanao will launch its National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)-funded video project entitled “Kalimudan: Learning the Art of Planning and Architecture from the Vernacular Dwellings of Mindanao.” The public is invited to join the webinar on November 23, 2022, at 1:00 in the afternoon.
The video project aims to bring Mindanao art and cultural studies closer to the younger generation and fill the gaps in the blended learning materials and methods through digital storytelling. The video is narrated using a historical framework, emphasizing the socio-cultural meaning of the vernacular architecture of Mindanao. It was produced in collaboration with three disciplinal perspectives in the CHSS - Architecture, Anthropology, and Communication and Media Arts.

UPMin joins MOA-signing for 15 upcoming TBI

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MOU SIGNING 25 percent

By Rob Gumban/ Reposted from UPGRADE Innolab website

University of the Philippines Mindanao (UP Mindanao) chancellor Dr. Lyre Anni E. Murao joined the signing of the memorandum of agreement on November 16, 2022, between the Department of Science and Technology and 15 Higher Education Institutions that will establish their own Technology Business Incubators. This is because UPMin's own TBI, the University of the Philippines Growing and Developing Enterprises (UPGRADE), spearheads the implementation of the DOST's TBI program. 
UPMin implemented the DOST's Higher Education Institutions Readiness for Innovation and Technopreneurship (HEIRIT) in Region XI. The second phase is the
Handholding Starting Incubators from HEIs for Readiness towards Innovation and Technopreneurship Preparatory and Skills Acceleration for TBI Managers Optimizing Regional Startup Ecosystem (HIHEIRIT PA MORE!). The 15 new HEIs bring the total to 27 HEIs implementing the HIHEIRIT PA MORE.
The DOST's Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD DOST-PCIEERD executive director Dr. Enrico C. Paringit said they will be releasing a total of Php 220 million for the TBIs to operate for two years.
Russel Pili, DOST-PCIEERD Research Information and Technology Transfer Division (RITTD) chief science research specialist, emphasized the important role of the TBI not only in making an impact on the startups and the community they serve. 
The newly-qualified HEIs are Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU), Nueva Ecija University of Science & Technology (NEUST), Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU), De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), Isabela State University (ISU), Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), University of the Philippines Baguio (UP Baguio), Tarlac State University (TSU) in Luzon, Bohol Island State University (BISU) in Visayas, and Mindanao State University – General Santos (MSU-GenSan), Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU), Philippine Women’s College of Davao (PWC), Surigao del Norte State University (SNSU), Sultan Kudarat State University (SKSU), University of Immaculate Conception (UIC) in Mindanao. 
The signing of MOA and MOU is the highlight of the 6th TBI Summit on November 16, 2022 at the Blue Leaf Events Pavilion, Taguig City which is part of this year’s Philippine Startup Week activities. 

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