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Grateful for the small wins: Leave a Nest Philippines celebrates its 3rd Anniversary

Grateful for the small wins: Leave a Nest Philippines celebrates its 3rd Anniversary

Leave a Nest Philippines, Inc. (LVNS PH) was established in March 10, 2021 with the intention to “Harmonize Science and Technology Stakeholders for the Empowerment of Filipinos” – in other words, dealing with the issues circulating around the science and technology community in the Philippines, and beyond. Starting with just the Managing Director, two (2) part-time external directors, and two (2) full-time members from the month of July 2021, the team has expanded bit by bit per year.

*Press release for establishment of the Philippine office:

March 10, 2024 marks LVNS PH's 3rd Anniversary, and has grown steadily with eleven (11) full time members including an administrative staff, two (2) part-time external directors, one (1) local full time director,  and the Managing Director, along with a big increase in our knowledge platform, and projects that we are implementing.

To celebrate these small wins, LVNS PH put together a simple event on March 11, 2024 to thank our partners and those that are in our ecosystem that was attended by 79 people from different sectors in the Philippines – including high schools, universities, government agencies, startups, and companies.

The event started with the Managing Director, Dr. Yev Dulla, sharing about the history of LVNS PH, and why Leave a Nest and science bridge communication is a necessity in the Philippines.

This was followed by a few warm messages from institutions that have partnered with the company, including the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), University of Santo Tomas, Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST), PLDT Innolab, and Anihan Technologies.

From left to right: Dr. Yevgeny Dulla (Managing Director of LVNS PH), Dr. Josette Biyo (Executive Director of DOST-SEI), Mr. Noel Aban Asst. Manager of the TomasINNO Center) and Engr. Ronezza Delos Santos (Director of LVNS PH)

One of the highlights as well of the event was the presentation of the Grand Winner and Visionary Winner for Project SET, which is a science entrepreneurship program that was done for DOST-SEI scholars.

*News release for Project SET Demo Day:

In addition, all the local members also presented to the audience their vision and passion as individual members of the Philippine office, in order to also further look for collaborators that could join LVNS PH in its mission of bringing together local stakeholders for the Philippines.

The last highlight of the event was the Knowledge Manufacturing Panel Session – Unearthing the Energy Industry in the Philippines. The session aimed to discuss the current status of the energy sector in the Philippines, one of the key industries that have a lot of issues, and is one of the reasons why foreign companies are hesitant to set-up shop here in the country.

The energy panel session was moderated by Dr. Yuko Ueno (rightmost, Director of LVNS PH and General Manager of Group Creation Division, LVNS Japan), accompanied by (from left to right) Mr. Sergius Santos (CEO, SolX), Ms. Maria Lourdes Dario (Director, Challenergy Philippines), and Engr. Wilson Valdez (President, Photonergy Inc.)

True to our work as science bridge communicators, the event also served as a way for those who are in our platform, including schools, researchers, universities, ventures, and corporates, to connect with each other and create new projects.

We hope that in the next year, our partners, and those who also share our vision of “Advancing Science and Technology for Global Happiness” will support and join us in our mission “To Harmonize Science and Technology Stakeholders for the Empowerment of Filipinos”, for further development of the country through science and technology.