The University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) Cagayan de Oro City hosted the 2nd Innovation Summit on March 28-29, 2019 at SM Downtown Premiere with Engr. Diosdado P. Banatao, Jr. as guest speaker. Engr. Banatao is a Filipino inventor, technology innovator and venture capitalist in Silicon Valley who is widely known for designing the first single chip, 16-bit microprocessor-based calculator, Windows graphics accelerator chip in personal computers, among others. This year’s theme is “#USTPinnovation: The Game Changer for Sustainable Northern Mindanao.”


The Innovation Summit is an annual event aimed at bringing together stakeholders of the innovation ecosystem all over Northern Mindanao. These include entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, researchers, academics, and other participants of the ecosystem who are deemed integral in realizing a sustainable economic development. The summit featured: speeches of key industry senior executives and entrepreneurs; pitching competition and the technology and innovation exhibits of students and start-ups in the fields of Power and Energy, Food Innovation, and Information and Communications Technology.