Technological Institute of the Philippines

TIP Holds Technopreneurship Seminar-Workshop

The Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) recently held a seminar workshop on the state of entrepreneurship education and training in the country with Dr. Julita W. Bokingo serving as the lead speaker-facilitator. Dr. Bokingo shared her experiences in entrepreneurship education and training having been engaged in institutional development work with focus on entrepreneurship development programs and local economic enterprises, as well as in the area of facilitation, having designed and conducted trainings in enterprise formation.

The seminar workshop themed “Entrepreneurship Education Development” identified the challenges and directions in technopreneurship and explored learning methodologies in entrepreneurship education. The topics discussed include getting the entrepreneurship concept right, being clear about the different models, and aligning entrepreneurship education with new institutional priorities. During her lecture, Dr. Bokingo also delved on the importance of the incubator facility that would harness the technologies created by the students and faculty through a process of inventory taking of researches done, intellectual property protection screening, and business planning and commercialization.

Other topics include “Entrepreneurship Development Models” succinctly discussed by co-facilitator Rene Romulo P. Bokingo, a freelance consultant. Rene Bokingo focused on the Competency-based Economies through Formation of Enterprise (CEFE) Model, a comprehensive set of training interventions designed to stimulate enterprise development, as well as the Lean Start-ups and Business Model Canvas, which are being used nowadays in lieu of business plans.

The workshop was done after the talks of the resource speakers to determine the innovative entrepreneurial initiatives that need to be undertaken in the next two years in order for TIP to respond to the challenge of strengthening its image as an entrepreneurial institution.

Organized by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairsheaded by Dr. Cynthia Llanes to promote and develop technopreneurship culture and mindset in TIP, and instill life-long learning among the participants, the seminar-workshop held at the TIP Manila Anniversary Hall on May 26, 2014, was attended by academic and administrative officers as well as faculty members representing the various academic departments of the institution.