The School of Engineering and Architecture of Ateneo de Davao University  hosted the visit of Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Ph.D., a visiting professor from the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, USA. His visit was facilitated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in partnership with Philippine Science and Technology Development Foundation (PhilDev) as part of the Innovative Development for Entrepreneurship Advancement (IDEA) program which aims to infuse and institutionalize entrepreneurship in Philippine universities.

The activity ran from April 20, 2016 to April 27, 2016 and was participated by the members of the School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA), the School of Business and Governance (SBG), the Natural Science and Mathematics (NSM) cluster and the Computer Studies (CS) division. Talks about Principles of Research and Development, Innovationeering, ThinkBox, Additive Manufacturing, Product Development and of course, Enterpreneurship were given by the resource speaker. A focus group discussion was also conducted with the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Davao, and Ateneo research centers such as the URC, SRTDO, CBRE, CREATE, ITSO and SBG and SEA faculty and students.

Dr. Advincula concluded his training with discussions on ideal Technopreneurship 101 curriculum and its integration into the engineering and architecture curricula to hopefully contribute to strengthening global competencies of our institution in terms of technology development and its commercialization.

By Lilibeth Diane Yu and Alejandro Espera, Jr.

Dr. Advincula and the participants from different SMEs in Davao, at Ricci Hall, Community Center of the First Companions, Ateneo de Davao University

Senator Bam Aquino paying a visit at the F313 Engineering Laboratory, while Dr. Advincula of Case Western Reserve University is giving a talk on Product Development and Introduction to Entrepreneurship.

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