CTU-ATBI taps University Shared Facilities for Business Incubator support

As it nears its launch, the CTU-Agri-Aqua Technology Business Incubator called for a commitment meeting with the various University Shared Facilities Directors on March 28, 2022, at CTU-Main Campus. to support the incubator once it begins its operations.

It is a DOST-PCAARRD-CTU project that was participated by the team from Food Innovation Centers and the Fab Labs of the university.

CTU Vice-President for Research and Development, Dr Adrian P. Ybañez, the project leader of the CTU-ATBI, highlighted the strategic role of the two shared facilities, having already created vital innovation and linkage ecosystems with the community.

The aims are to help look for potential startups or technology adopters to enrol in the ATBI as incubatees and help create more innovations that may create economic value to be commercialized and be incubated with the ATBI.

Present at the event are the ATBI core project members, Engr. Christine Omela Ocampo, Engr. Ma. Elena Aparente, Dr. Mario Rebucas, Jr., Prof. Siegfried Mendoza, Ms. Elmie Delan and Ms. Jerrylyn Navarro.

The directors from the University Technology Business Incubator and Development (TBID) and Dr Ann Myril Tiu, the Director for Food Innovation and at the same time University Director for UREC, completed the attendees.

CTU-ATBI will officially launch soon to provide mentoring, relevant business and technical know-how and incubator spaces to startups and MSMEs using agri-aqua technologies to become economically mature and sustainable.

Words by Siegfried D. Mendoza – CTU Tuburan