Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P. and industry collaborations enable cost-effective research, enhance learning

The Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) strives to ensure that its students acquire industry-desired qualities and essential experiences that better equip them to be effective as soon as they enter the workforce.

Towards this goal, the school implements an outcomes-based educational model, wherein students develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are desired and needed by industry. To complement this, T.I.P. invites industry professionals to become part-time lecturers who can enhance classroom learning with actual industry inputs and insights.

To further enhance this, T.I.P. also actively conducts collaborative applied research with industry, wherein select T.I.P. students and faculty members partner with companies to identify potential real-life industry problems or opportunities, conduct research, and come up with solutions or innovations for these problems. This provides students and faculty alike the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in projects that could significantly enrich their education experiences, molding T.I.P. students into graduates valuable to any industry.

Engaging companies in collaborative applied research benefits the academe in terms of acquiring relevant knowledge, experience, and skills towards ensuring more competent graduates and a more technologically-oriented workforce.

“Collaborative applied research gives our students the opportunity to assess real-life situations and problems and make an impact from engineering and technology perspectives. It also encourages our faculty to build on their experiences and gain insights to enhance their teaching methods,” said Dr. Elizabeth Quirino-Lahoz, T.I.P. president.

Companies who partner with T.I.P. in collaborative applied research projects not only avail themselves of cost-effective research tailored to their needs, but also take an active role in helping develop the next generation of technology workers, some of whom may even become their future employees.

This thrust on collaborative applied research with industry is part of T.I.P.’s new educational model which develops students into engineering and technology graduates equipped with technopreneurship skills and committed to making greater impact in business and society.

To learn how to engage T.I.P. for collaborative applied research, visit