Lasallian innovators bag honors
Posted on April 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Lasallian innovators from DLSU-D did the University proud by bagging top honors at the recently concluded “2nd DLSU Innovation and Technology Fair: Ideas and Solutions for Nation Building. The event, held at DLSU Manila last March 26-27 was participated in by roughly 50 competitors composed of professors, scientists, researchers, and students.
The contestants competed for prizes in six categories – Education, Energy and Environment, Food and Health, Animation and Game Development, Fashion Design and Disaster and Risk Reduction Management. Judges were IP consultants, IP specialists and holders of US Patents.
Out of the seven students of DLSU-D who participated in the event, the team of Alex Bersales II, Michael Angelo Bronola, Alfonso Clemente Espina, Federico Abraham and Jan-bert Gutierrez took home an Honorable Mention in the Product Innovation under Disaster Risk and Risk Reduction Category for their invention, the Helpmet. The Helpmet is a motorcycle helmet equipped with accident detector.
For the Green Convergence Award under the Education category, the team of David John S. Agui, Victor N. Bueno and Florisa Anne H. Roque took third place for their collaboration with DLS-CSB. Their invention was an Electronic Travelling Aid Using Haptic Feedback.
“As a novice competitor in the field of IP, this feat of our students only proves that with dedication, hard work and focus on technological research, we can make worthwhile products out of Intellectual Property and Research,” Ar. Daisy Palattao, IP Coordinator of the University Research Office said in her letter to the community.