HiFi is De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde’s social innovation incubation office that exists to help build a just and humane society that includes the last, the lost, and the least. We believe that the school, by virtue is the logical place to grow enlightened, empowered, and compassionate citizens who will become seeds and agents of social reform. With this, HiFi approaches this mission through 5 key thrusts:

 

Hi/Drive

By taking in ideas, we are able to help them grow to become operational and impactful. We also mentor projects at co-curricular, extra-curricular, and post-curricular capacities to equip them with social innovation tools and the mindset for inclusive impact.

 

Hi/Space

We need a tribe to thrive; and this is what we provide: a safe space for people to learn, test, fail, and learn. HiFi provides co-working and community spaces for like-minded people to interact and learn from each other; and more importantly to build and test their ideas.

 

Hi/Engage

Social innovation is a shared responsibility. The more people know about it, and know how to do it, the more people will be working towards improving society. This is why we engage with people from different walks of life and different sectors to exchange learnings through social innovation courses, workshops, and talks.

 

C3PO

Cross-sector collaboration and cooperation provides opportunities for the different groups that work together. HiFi works as a connector that puts together aspiring social innovators with organizations that look for such talents to support.

 

R2D2

Relevant research and development of useful designs makes HiFi work useful for the projects we support but also those that need ideas and learnings from our own development processes. Being an organization that embraces failure, our success, as well as our errors serve as learning experience that will help not just ourselves, but also the groups that we support.

 

Through these key initiatives, Benilde HiFi aims to be at the forefront of inclusive innovation in the Philippines.

Benilde Hub of Innovation for Inclusion
950 Pablo Ocampo Street, Malate, Manila, Philippines 1004
✆ +632 230 5100 loc 3852
✉  hifi@benilde.edu.ph

Peter D. Garrucho Jr. Innovation Institute

Benilde’s partnership with Mr. Peter D. Garrucho Jr. is a testimony of its commitment to social impact, manifested through the building of an innovation space, conduct of responsible research that results in the development of innovation, recognition and incubation of ideas that address UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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