SSU qualified in the elite SYNERGY 2017 national vetting competition, projects ranked 3rd and 4th
True to its vision, SSU continuous to take a lead in innovation locally and nationally. As projects are presented during the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE), two projects are also being exhibited in the Manila Hotel during the two-day SYNERGY 2017 Conference. SSU projects are among the seven (7) national finalist prequalified from 25 submissions mostly from Higher Education Institutions throughout the country. The following are SSU’s innovations in the competition;
- System of Thermal Regulation and Preference (STRAP) by Engr. Raven Tabiongan – Ranked third,
- Low-cost Structure Health Monitoring and Warning System for a Post-Seismic Activity Using Wireless Network by Engr. Nikko Floretes – Ranked fourth
Completing the list are projects from University of the Philippines-Diliman, University of the Philippines–Manila, Philippine Polytechnic University, De la Salle University – Dasmariñas (ranked second), and the declared winner come from Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation. Provincial entries performed better than their counterparts from the metro.
SYNERGY is a science and technology conference hosted by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) and the USAID Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) Program. The two-day conference aimed to bring prominent innovators, researchers and thought-leaders from the academe, industry and government sectors. This year’s conference carries the theme “Creating Knowledge”. Topics presented explored different avenues of knowledge creation and looked at its impact in the country and globally. Notable international and local speakers and panelists have presented their thoughts and insights about the creating knowledge for development.
Products of partner communities/organizations were also displayed in the event. These products were developed by the university in cooperation with other institutions like DOST, NEDA, DTI and LGU partners to name a few.
Last year, two of SSU projects also qualified in the same competition where one of the project for the blind ranked second. USAID, one of the host of the conference has provided more than PhP 1M pesos of R&D funds to enhance the enhance the project and is expected to be completed this year. The earlier version of the project won second in the National Invention Contest and Exhibits (NICE) and the AMY Award all in 2016.