Culture of Innovation and Development
ONE of the new things we are bringing to the University is the opening of an office called ITSO or the Innovation and Technology Support Office under the Center for Research Innovation and Development (CRID). This office will be housed and officially launched upon the completion of the building donated by our alumnus, Dr. Edgar “Injap” Sia.
It is under the auspices of a government agency called the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) that is in charge of the patenting, trademarking and copyrighting of products or creative works in the country.
We are opening this office as part of the university’s drive to spur more innovation and to support initiatives of our faculty and students as well as those in the region for new ideas, products, and creative works. More than an office, we wish to convey the message that we are promoting a culture of innovation and development.
A culture is not something we purely inherit or something that is inborn but rather something that can also be cultivated. Cultivating this culture requires a change of paradigm, a change of mental framework.