The University of the Philippines (UP) System, through the initiatives of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, presented some of the best technologies and creative works from across all the Constituent Universities in a two-day event held at the Henry Sy Sr. Hall, UP Bonifacio Global City campus from November 28 to 29.
Dubbed “Agham + Sining: UP Innovation and Knowledge Festival 2022”, hundreds of participants from UP units across the nation and the University’s government and industry partners attended the event on-site at the said venue and online via Zoom and TVUP’s live streaming platforms using YouTube and Facebook.
Day 1 of “Agham + Sining” also featured the ceremonial signing of the memoranda of agreement with UP’s various partners from industry and government. Further research and creative works that promote quality education, health and wellbeing, innovation, culture, and the arts and address some of the UN Sustainable Development Goals were presented on Day 2.
The University’s most brilliant and productive faculty and researchers were also given recognition during the festival. The names of the recipients of the Invention Disclosure Incentive and awardees of the UP Scientific & Arts Productivity System, UP’s Scientists and Artists for the years 2020-2022 onwards, were announced during the Conferment Ceremony.
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Among the best technologies (product and partnership indicated) presented were: Bio-N (UP Los Baños and Agri Specialist Inc.); SARAI (UP Los Baños and Philippine Maize Federation Inc.); Dengue Kit and Covid PCR Kit (UP System and MTEK); Yerbabuena (UP Manila and Trevenodd); Mussel Glycogen (UP Visayas and BG Fruits and Nuts Manufacturing Corp.); VISSER (UP Diliman and Making Technology); Cordillera Weaving (UP Baguio Corditex and LGU Creative Baguio City Council); PteraBooster (UP Cebu and Chesed Farm); and TVUP Cignal TV Channel 101 (UP System and Cignal TV).
For the ceremonial signing with industry partners, the following products were featured: Plasma Cleaning for Food Equipment (UP Diliman and Filipinas Oro de Cacao); Tuna Jerky (UP Visayas and Roselient Food Manufacturing); Lagundi for Covid (UP Manila and Trevenodd); sambong for Hyperurecemia (UP Manila and Pascual Pharma Corp.); Cordillera Weaving (UP Baguio / PTRI); and, DiWa–Disease Watch Web Application (UP Mindanao and DOH Regional and LGU).
Highly Informative Plenary Sessions
The festival’s second day featured six plenary discussions addressing issues in education, health, culture, and some of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Discussants were: Dr. Grace Alfonso (UP Open University), Dr. Luis Sison (UP Diliman), Dr. May Lim (UP Diliman), Prof. Rita Ramos (UP Open University), Dr. Corazon de Ungria (UP Diliman), Prof. Nicolas Deocampo (UP Diliman), Dr. Joey Ocon (UP Diliman), Dr. Dante Canlas (UP Diliman), Dr. Raul Fabella (UP Diliman), Dr. Rizalina De Leon (UP Diliman), Dr. Rex Demafelis (UP Los Baños), Dr. Leo Armada (UP Diliman), Dr. Charlotte Chiong (UP Manila), Dr. Carissa Paz Dioquino (UP Manila), Dr. Roel Ocampo (UP Diliman), Dr. Cedric Angelo Festin (UP Diliman), Dr. Nathaniel Orillaza (UP Manila), Dr. Joel Hassan Tolentino (UP Mindanao), Dr. Annalyn Salvador-Amores (cultural heritage), Monica Gayle Alcudia (UP Cebu Fab Labs), Dr. Fortunato Dela Peña Jr. (UP Diliman Fab Labs), Ms. Rose Mueda (tuna jerky), Dr. Lilia Fernando (nanobiosensors), Dr. Melvin Pasaporte (direct lactic acid technology), and Dr. Joyce Ibana (Phil. Carabao Center).
UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, Vice President for Academic Affairs Maria Cynthia Rose Banzon Bautista, and Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO) Director Luis G. Sison delivered inspiring messages at the start of the festival.
Dr. Gonzalo Serafica, TTBDO consultant, shared tips on succeeding in the biotechnology enterprise. He said UP’s inventors and innovators should always inform University administrators of the kinds of support that they need for them to be able to scale up their research capacity and production capability and to make projects sustainable. He emphasized the importance of sustainability for projects to impact the health and development of the country.
The “Agham + Sining” festival was live-streamed by TVUP and can be viewed via TVUP’s YouTube channel. Watch the replays:
Agham+Sining: UP Innovation and Knowledge Festival 2022 | Day 1 [
Agham+Sining: UP Innovation and Knowledge Festival 2022 | Day 2