DOST enhances partnership with telco provider for S&T Week 2023 festivities in Iloilo City

DOST partners with Converge ICT as official connectivity partner for 2023 National Science, Technology, and Innovation Week

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has announced its partnership with Converge ICT Solutions Inc. as the official connectivity partner for the upcoming 2023 National Science, Technology, and Innovation Week (NSTW) in Iloilo City.

The collaboration, as revealed in a statement on Nov. 18, aims to ensure that all activities targeting over 10,000 participants are accessible and that participants can fully maximize their experience with reliable connectivity.

DOST Secretary Renato U. Solidum Jr. emphasized the department’s commitment to making the event accessible to people in other areas through live streaming services on official social media channels and websites.

The partnership with Converge ICT Solutions Inc. was described by the DOST chief as a milestone in promoting science, technology, and innovation in the country, with Solidum extending his gratitude to the company for sharing its resources and infrastructure to provide reliable internet connectivity to three of the four event sites.

Converge Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder Dennis Anthony Uy expressed the company’s pride in enabling STEM and innovation in the country and eagerly anticipated sharing in the celebration of NSTW with DOST as their official connectivity partner.

The NSTW, scheduled to take place from Nov. 22 to 26 across four locations in Iloilo City, marks the first time that DOST is bringing the national S&T celebration to Western Visayas. The event will feature over 100 interactive exhibits, more than 40 technical forums, career talks, and technology launches.

Additionally, DOST announced that there will be simultaneous science and technology activities in satellite venues within the city, complementing Iloilo’s cultural attractions and promoting local tourism with a focus on science.

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