/ 10 April 2024

THE Mariano Marcos State University is considering entering into partnership with the Wadhwani Foundation, a global non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating job creation.

Through the MMSU Technology Business Incubator office, Mr. Lucrecio Delgado, Southeast Asia regional director of Wadhwani Foundation, and Ms. Atieenza Tata, senior consultant and program manager, paid a courtesy call to University President Shirley Agrupis.

“A collaborative meeting was later held at the Center for Flexible Learning, where Dr. Delgado presented the diverse programs offered by Wadhwani Fdn., emphasizing their potential to enhance the skill sets of the MMSU TBI workforce,” the school said.

“He also promoted a self-paced learning application called IgniteX, infused with artificial intelligence to equip student entrepreneurs with business skills,” it added.

Dr. Agrupis acknowledged the company’s ability to enhance MMSU employees and students.

She also discussed potential collaborations with the research and entrepreneurial aspects of the Promoting Research and Innovation to Strengthen Transformation of Industries and Enterprises program.

Present at the meeting were Dr. Dionisio Bucao, the research director; Dr. Mee Jay Domingo, in charge of internationalization and partnerships; Prof. Armie Sabugo, serving as the MMSU TBI chief and Bannuar TBI project leader; Mr. Neil Bryant Baliao, a staff member of the TBI project; as well as deans and department chairs from the College of Engineering, College of Computing and Information Sciences, and College of Business, Economics, and Accountancy.

Established in 2001 by Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, the Wadhwani Fdn. drives job growth by impacting millions worldwide through its four core initiatives: entrepreneurship, skilling, innovation and research, and government digital transformation.