Honda supports DOST-SEI's imake.wemake:create.innovate.collaborate program

Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) is making efforts in promoting the application of science and technology in creating solutions and pursuing big dreams for young Filipino innovators.

The Japanese manufacturer has teamed up with the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST - SEI) for the "imake.wemake:create.innovate.collaborate." Program.

This aims to enable young Filipino innovators to solve problems of their respective communities or achieve a particular purpose using critical thinking, experimentation, risk analysis, engineering, and technical skills.

In addition, the imake.wemake:create.innovate.collaborate. fosters creative and innovative thinking among students, while empowering schools and universities to build communities of learners who also value resource and knowledge sharing, as well as a dynamic and collaborative approach towards creating solutions.

Through the partnership, three schools, to be selected by a distinguished Board of Judges, will each receive a Youth Innovation cash grant of PHP 200,000. This would be after a build period of about 90 days allotted for finalists to design, build, and complete their working prototype, including test deployment in their chosen community.

This year’s contest gathered a total of 89 project proposals from public and private high schools all over the Philippines, the biggest number of proposals received since the program started in 2017.

“Honda Cars is honored to be a part of the imake.wemake program. What you are doing here truly resonates with us. As the students use their creative energies and smart ideas to craft solutions to many of society’s problems, Honda, the Power of Dreams, is unwavering about greater value through superior safety and environmental performance” said HCPI Vice President, Atty. Louie Soriano.