The Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) hosted the virtual launching of the Cagayan Valley Regional Inclusive Innovation Center (CVRIIC) Program dubbed as “Sustaining Harvest through Innovation and Nurturing Enterprise”—or—“SHINE Cagayan Valley” on June 15, 2021 through Zoom.
SHINE Cagayan Valley is one of the expansion sites of the Regional Inclusive Innovation Centers (RIICs). The region-wide center is going to be implemented by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce (PCCI)-Cagayan as the lead agency in partnership with the Cagayan Valley Citrus Industry Development Council (CVCIDC). It also brings together government partners from DOST R02, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Agriculture (DA), and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA); academic partners from NVSU, Isabela State University (ISU), and Quirino State University (QSU), and Cagayan State University (CSU); and industry partners from PCCI, and the CVCIDC with support from USAID Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (STRIDE).
With funding support from DOST R02 and DTI amounting to PhP 1,000,000.00 and PhP 500,000.00 respectively, the project is going to propel innovation convergence in the region with particular focus on citrus industry. It hopes to rally expertise, infra support systems and innovation and micro entrepreneurship towards industry needs under stronger partnerships of Government Institutions, Industry Players and the Academe.