UP Resilience Institute joins SIBOL 2023: Promoting Resilience Through New BUILT Initiatives

AUGUST 23, 2023 – In a display of innovation and commitment to bolstering resilience, the UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) proudly joined the esteemed lineup of institutions at SIBOL (Science and Innovation Budding Opportunities for Leverage) 2023, the nexus where new ideas converged to shape the future of Buildings, Utilities, Infrastructure, Logistics, and Transportation (BUILT).

Hosted by the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), SIBOL 2023 served as a platform for innovation across diverse sectors, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to addressing the multifaceted challenges in the Philippines. One of the cornerstones of DOST-PCIEERD’s research and development priorities is the BUILT initiative which underscores the significance of establishing robust communities. The support for ventures within the BUILT framework underpins the Council’s mission to fortify communities and signifies a significant stride toward societal progress, economic prosperity, and an overall enhanced quality of life for Filipinos.

As part of the assembly of visionaries at SIBOL 2023, UPRI stood shoulder-to-shoulder with other distinguished institutions dedicated to promoting the nation’s resilience. Unveiled in the event is the project handled by the UPRI and National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS) under the program titled “Interdisciplinary Studies on Concrete Petrography: Applications on Climate Change and Resilience Building (ISCoPe)” which provide a comprehensive concrete quality assessment of coastal structures exposed to extreme weather conditions.

Project leaders from various institutions with the Executive Director of DOST-PCIEERD

Taking the stage at SIBOL, project leader Audrei Anne Ybañez presented UPRI’s initiative under the ISCoPe program titled “Effects of Climate Change and Extreme Weather Conditions on Coastal Concrete Structures in the Philippines.” This project exemplifies UPRI’s unwavering commitment to addressing the challenges posed by climate change, safeguarding coastal communities, and fortifying critical infrastructure.

Audrei Anne Ybañez, project leader of ISCoPe-ExCon, presents UPRI’s concrete project at SIBOL 2023

In the face of climate change challenges and the ever-evolving landscape of the Philippines, the ISCoPe project and others showcased at SIBOL 2023 mark a defining moment in the nation’s quest for resilience and sustainable growth. The journey towards a more resilient and prosperous Philippines has only just begun, and the UPRI, along with its esteemed peers, remains firmly committed to leading the way.