EVCIEERD prexy presented 2017 achievements and goals for 2018, Cross Country Learning to Europe takes center stage.
EVSU-ORDEx Bldg., Tacloban City – Eastern Visayas Consortium for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (EVCIEERD) during a joint BOD-TWG approved after deliberations the 2018 plans and programs for 2018. The consortium is set to implement programs, projects, and activities that will undoubtedly have an impact to the member institutions, namely; DOST, NEDA, ESSU, EVSU, NSU, NwSSU, PIT, SLSU, SSU, UEP, and VSU.
Included are activities that are to be led by the consortium itself and by the member institutions like,
- Seminar-workshops on ethics in research
- Training on big data analytics
- Cross-Country Learning to Germany and Netherlands
- Holding of anniversary activities of EVCIEERD
- Participation in the National Science and Technology Week
- Holding of iSTEAM Research Conference
- Grand Exhibit in Science, IT and Math
- Research Summit
- Regional S&T Week
- Capacity building and engagement in Japan
- Technology Business Incubation (TBI) Benchmarking in Luzon
- Research funding in the following priority areas; Agribusiness, Functional Food, High-Valued Agricultural Products, Biotechnology, Food Product Development, Food Safety and Management, Aquamarine, ICT and other engineering devices, Rubber, Alternative Energy, Biodiesel and other priorities under EEIRD of other institutions.
- Membership of other institutions in the region (CHED, DOE, DTI, DENR, DOT, EDC and private HEIs)
The EVCIEERD President Dr. Dominador O. Aguirre, Jr. also reported the consortium accomplishments for 2017 highlighting the gains of the cross-country learning to Europe by seven of its eleven member institutions. The NSU and EVSU have started partnering with international agencies and have conducted initial engagements with them. The PIT and the VSU have existing linkages with institutions in Netherlands and Germany was instrumental in establishing initial linkages for member institutions. Some of the organizations visited include the STC, Port of Rotterdam, Euromas, Water Management Center and Deltares, all in the Netherlands. The group also visited the University of Gottingen, the Gottingen City and the Bio-Energy Village in Germany.
The first BOD meeting was attended by all member agencies represented by their presidents, vice presidents for research and development, deans, research directors, regional director and their specialists. All in attendance are very hopeful that new heights in the consortium are going to be achieved.