ABOUT US

The Miriam College – Henry Sy, Sr. Innovation Center (MC-HSSIC) is the Philippines’ first integrated makerspace. This is an alternative learning space that nurtures the 21st century skills of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. It promotes learner-centered education through DREAMS – design, robotics, engineering and entrepreneurship, arts, mathematics, and social responsibility from preschool to graduate school.

CONTACT INFO

  • Miriam College, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
  • phone : (63 2 ) 930-MCQC local 1266
  • Email : hssic@mc.edu.ph
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OUR IDENTITY

The Miriam College – Henry Sy, Sr. Innovation Center (MC-HSSIC) is the Philippines’ first integrated makerspace. This is an alternative learning space that nurtures the 21st century skills of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. It promotes learner-centered education through DREAMS – design, robotics, engineering and entrepreneurship, arts, mathematics, and social responsibility from preschool to graduate school.

Inaugurated in 2016 as a fitting marker of the 90th founding anniversary of Miriam College as a trailblazing learning institution, the center has emerged as an icon of innovation-driven learning and teaching. As an ideation space, it affords learners and their mentors the means to integrate skills in design thinking, business incubation, and social enterprise. Indeed, it is not only a playground of exciting ideas. More importantly, it is a laboratory for making novel ideas happen.

Our Philosophy

 

  • CREATING A CULTURE OF INNOVATION

    Inspired by the life of an icon of innovation, Henry Sy, Sr., the center is premised on a model of creating a culture of innovation that is very local in spirit but global in consciousness. This model is marked by three indigenous processes of active learning – laro (play), likha (produce), and linang (promote).

  • PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES

    Coming up with new ideas—and even challenging old ones—develops habits of ingenuity and novelty. As such, the center leads learners in connecting with mentors like parents, teachers, industry practitioners, and yes, fellow students in order to create new value-adding products and services.

  • CONNECTING LEARNERS WITH MENTORS

    Coming up with new ideas—and even challenging old ones—develops habits of ingenuity and novelty. As such, the center leads learners in connecting with mentors like parents, teachers, industry practitioners, and yes, fellow students in order to create new value-adding products and services.

  • FOSTERING SELF-RELIANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY

    Promoting the value of new products and services builds an entrepreneurial mindset. Through appropriate business simulation exercises, knowledge dissemination, and innovation diffusion events, the center fosters both self-reliance and collective sustainability.

What they say about us

  • It not only serves as a creative workspace but an academic platform with the capacity to merge the creative industries with social innovation.

    ---- British Council-Manila 2017 Report, Fostering Communities: The Creative Hubs Potential in the Philippines
  • The new hub is seen to immerse Miriam College’s students and faculty in 21st century disciplines under the acronym DREAM – design, robotics, engineering, entrepreneurship, arts and mathematics.

    ---- Philippine Daily Inquirer, Henry Sy donates P100M innovation hub to Miriam College
  • The Philippines’ first integrated makerspace has opened at Miriam College in Quezon City, providing students and faculty with a collaborative workspace and state-of-the-art equipment and tools to support a new model of teaching and learning.

    ---- Manila Standard, First PH makerspace opens at Miriam College
  • Our donation and engagement with an educational institution like Miriam College provides us with a unique opportunity to encourage young women in particular, as well as others in the community, to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of STEM disciplines in modern life as well as to explore career opportunities in these fields.

    ---- Emerson Philippines Vice President and General Manager Ed Boone
  • Making use of their ‘giftedness’ for a noble purpose bolstered by the school’s mission… Miriam College (MC) opened the Henry Sy Sr. Innovation Center (HSSIC), the Philippines’s first integrated makerspace to all students for them to share knowledge and bridge public and private schools.

    ---- Business Mirror, Miriam College’s innovation center seeks to nurture students’ creativity
  • At the Miriam College Henry Sy, Sr. Innovation Center, students find excitement in learning, using their hands to make things…

    ---- Interaksyon

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