Higher education institutions (HEIs) in the region "Contribution very little to technology adaption and upgrading in firms. Firms often engage in research and development alone or with other groups, but they have limited collaboration with universities and very few formal university-industry links."

2021 Word Bank report

Putting higher education to work: skills and research for growth in East Asia

  • This IR builds on and expands STRIDE-supported KTTOs, University Career Centers, and Professional Science Masters (PSM) programs. STRIDE is helping to enhance the mentoring capacity of the original partner universities within these initiatives; specifically, transitioning them into powerful mentor-institutions. STRIDE also continues to develop an STI post-doctoral training center and assists select universities in becoming active participants in the upcoming Regional Inclusive Innovation Centers (RIICs). STRIDE also supports the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) in developing innovation diagnostics and programs for its member HEIs.

  • Under this IR, STRIDE is supporting STI research, policy analysis, and implementation toward an improved regulatory environment in government and in universities. STRIDE will continue its work in the policy areas of procurement, institutional incentives, and extension for S&T research, as well as support to DOST on capturing the impact of STI investments. Where necessary, STRIDE is providing training in both the formulation and the execution of policy.

  • To accomplish this IR, STRIDE is strengthening innovation ecosystem development efforts of the Philippine Government by providing targeted technical assistance to agencies and institutions that are central to the innovation ecosystem. STRIDE also is providing assistance in selected regions and sectors as identified by government agencies in the Filipinnovation Roadmap. In addition, this IR ensures continued technical assistance and support in strengthening links between industry, academe, and government. Organization of targeted innovation workshops and forums is continuing, along with the capacity building and convergence meetings needed to sustain such tasks into the future.

    STRIDE helps form partnerships between universities and industry to enhance the nation’s capacity for innovation-led economic growth through the following strategies:

    • Improvement in research qualifications of faculty and staff
    • Boosting research capacity in key disciplines
    • Strengthening university-industry links in high-growth economic sectors
    • Bolstering policy and management capacity of higher education institutions in science, technology, and innovation

    Specific strategies to achieve the objectives include the following:

    • Establishment of a Knowledge and Technology Transfer Office (KTTO)
    • Establishment of the Philippine Government- University-Industry Research Roundtable (PGUIRR)
    • Establishment of International Journal of Philippine Science and Technology
    • Set up research in collaboration with the Philippine industry.

STRIDE Results Framework

STRIDE monitors and manages progress based on their results-based framework (Figure 1).

This framework sets out 1) development, 2) results, and 3) metrics that STRIDE uses to measure effectiveness

Figure 2 details additional tasks for STRIDE to complete during Year 8 (2021–2022), beyond those listed in Figure 1, as follows: