PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. concluded the third season of Innovation Generation (InnoGen), an innovation grant program for young and tech-savvy Filipino changemakers whose passion and purpose are to build a better and smarter world for all.
Young innovators took the leap #forwardtogether during the InnoGen Demo Day and culminating activity, where 18 teams of college and senior high school (SHS) students showcased their technology-enabled and purpose-driven solutions before judges, mentors and peers.
Select teams were recognized with special awards such as Perfect Pitch, In the Biz, and the Real MVP, and were given financial grants worth P10,000 as support for their projects.
“PLDT and Smart, together with our partners, celebrate the country’s young innovators for their energy, grit, creativity and passion towards helping communities, so that no one is left behind,” said Cathy Yang, FVP and Head of Group Corporate Communications at PLDT and Smart.
“We laud participating schools for nurturing an environment where the youth can turn their passion and purpose into inclusive and innovative solutions that make for a sustainable future,” said Stephanie Orlino, AVP and Head of Stakeholder Management at PLDT and Smart.