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A New Age of Enlightenment and Collaboration in Philippine R&D

The Institutes for Research, Innovation, and Scholarship (The IRIS), together with Dassault Systèmes and Cebu Technological University (CTU), will hold UNIVERSITIES4.0, which will be themed “Ushering in the New Age of Enlightenment and Collaboration in Philippine R&D”, on 04-05 July 2019 in Cebu City.

The two-day event will serve as a platform for leaders from universities, government and industry, technopreneurs, researchers, engineers, and scientists to discuss trends and strategies in cultivating innovation and incorporation of Industry 4.0 in education and lifelong learning curriculum, as well as in scientific and industrial research in the Philippines.

UNIVERSITIES4.0 aims to encourage in-depth conversations, strategic collaborations, and partnerships among the country’s top university and industry leaders in exploring new R&D projects as well as develop innovative educational and lifelong learning programs which will equip Filipinos, young and old, with the digital skillsets needed for the Industry 4.0 era.  Keynote presentations, panel and roundtable discussions, and bilateral dialogues among industry leaders and eminent scientific and educational experts are expected to result in strategic and creative pathways that will address the country’s digital skills gaps as well as unleash the enormous potential of the next generation of Filipinos to engage, lead and excel in the digital-genomic age.

The IRIS and CTU have chosen Dassault Systèmes as their preferred technology partner for its global technological expertise and cutting edge industry solutions that have digitally transformed businesses in 11 industries around the world. Dassault Systèmes will be showcasing manufacturing solutions through their 3DEXPERIENCE Playground, an immersive demonstration of market-leading innovations that will help in shaping the future of the Philippines’ key growth industries, such as aviation and aerospace engineering, smart electronics, agriculture, automotive, robotics, and digital technology.

The event builds on last year’s gathering of 15 University Presidents and Leaders for The IRIS Presidential Leadership Course held last August 29-31, 2018, which was an intensive program held at the Ateneo Professional Schools in Rockwell Centre, Makati, to enable leadership in Filipino universities to phase in Industry 4.0 into their respective institutions’ curriculum.

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