MIIS, Smart host first ever Youth Innovation Challenge

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The Youth Innovation Challenge (YIC) 2019 is set to bring together public and private students both local and international to formulate innovative solutions to real-world challenges.

Spearheaded by the Multiple Intelligence International School (MIIS), and in partnership with Smart Communications, US-ASEAN Business Council, and GoNegosyo, the event will take place at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City, Metro Manila.

At YIC 2019, young innovators will be tackling problems spanning the eight intelligences under the MI Framework popularized by Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner. The morning session will be a plenary session with resource speakers from different industries in the Philippines, including Angkas’ Angeline Tham, Cubo’s Earl Patrick Forlales, and Kalibrr’s Paul Rivera.

In the afternoon, the delegates will be divided into the eight intelligences. Each of these will be introduced by notable resource speakers, including Grab Philippines’ Brian Cu, Habi Education Lab, Vaquform’s John Tan, and UP Bikeshare’s Miguel Laperal.

The program will be capped off by the awarding of the MI Awards, a national search for individuals and organizations who have used their “SMARTS” to make a difference. The Awards have been given since 2005; past awardees have been President Corazon Aquino, Cecillo Pedro, Ogie Alcasid, and Speaker Sonny Belmonte.