The Technology for Commercialization (TECHNICOM) Program conducted a four-day training on strategic business planning and marketing strategies on 21-24 November 2017 at the Discovery Suites Manila, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
The initiative is under the TECHNICOM program training series which aims to capacitate program stakeholders, beneficiaries, and team members with knowledge, skills, and tools necessary prior to technology adoption or transfer.
With the tandem efforts between Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) and Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD), valuation of agricultural technologies is now being done in the country, thanks to the project “Valuation of Technologies Generated form PCAARRD-funded Research”.
Twenty-five (25) researchers and technology transfer officers from different DOST agencies, Research Development Institutes (RDI) and State Universities and Colleges (SUC) learned strategies on negotiating and computing royalty rates which are essential skills in the commercialization phase of new technologies.
The Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) recently concluded the awarding of inventors who have outstanding inventions, utility models, industrial designs, creative researches, and student creative researches for 2017.