BUCIT hosts conference and exhibits of new fabrication tech in Accelerating Makers 2019

Monday September 30,2019

Giving young Bicolano innovators a preview of today’s emerging technological industries, the Bicol University College of Industrial Technology (BUCIT), headed by Dean Dr. Jonathan Arroco, served as host for “Accelerating Makers 2019” at the BU East Campus in Legazpi City this 27 September 2019.

The Accelerating Makers (2019) Celebrating Innovations is a series of gatherings of various sectors in five key universities to discuss the emerging key industries in the Philippines, and how fabrication centers in schools can stimulate the product innovation environment in the country.

Sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and Norde International Distributors, this year’s the “Accelerating Makers” is anchored on the theme “Building a Community of Technopreneurs”.

Along with four other universities, BU was chosen as host for the said activity which featured talks from leading academics in industrial studies, as well as exhibits of new fabrication technologies and products.

“Accelerating Makers” 2019 event was attended by BU’s key officials, Deans and Directors, faculty members, students and various partner agencies and stakeholders. The lectures and discussions were held at the BU-FICC Building’s amphitheatre, while the fabrication technology and product exhibits were housed at BU’s Fabricatio Laboratory (FabLab).

The activity formally started in the morning with the opening message delivered by the host university’s Vice President for Research Development and Extension (VPRDE) Dr. Amelia A.  Dorosan.

Among the resource person for the event was BU’s President himself, Dr. Arnulfo M. Mascariñas, who talked about ‘Settling the Growth Mindset and Entrepreneurial Culture in the Philippines’. Dr. Mascariñas explained the dynamic changes in the Philippine industries by describing how old industries are losing ground to give way to newer and more advance industries.

Afterwards, the BU President proceeded to the BU FabLab, along with VPRDE Dr. Dorosan and BUCIT Dean Dr. Arroco, to see the new fabrication technology and products.