We are honored to launch our new program of assistance for Filipino inventors, which will be done today, September 28, 2017, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). We call this the “Innovation and Technology Lending Program”, or simply “I-TECH”.
Three (3) innovative projects were approved by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) under the Technology Innovation for Commercialization (TECHNICOM) Program, one of the premier programs being implemented by the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI), during the first semester of 2017.
TECHNICOM provides support to commercially-viable projects through financial and technical assistance by fast-tracking the transfer and commercialization of research-based, locally-developed technologies.
Moreover, the Program provides funding assistance for prototype development, pilot-scale testing, technology validation, field testing, and feasibility study preparation and consultancy service for Intellectual Property (IP) for DOST-funded technologies.
The approved projects included the R-TAP (an advanced pressure management system for water utilities), cacao by-products processing enterprise, and mosquito-repellent textile products.
Three (3) inventors recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Technology Application Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI), formalizing the provision of assistance for pilot production and market testing of Green Eco-Toilet System and Cylinder Masonry Breaker, and for production cost in satisfying the unmet demand of MYKL Kiti-Kitix on 28 June 2017 at the DOST-TAPI Conference Room.
The inventions which deemed to be technically and commercially viable were granted financial assistance under the Industry-Based Enterprise Development (IBED) Program, one of the leading programs of DOST-TAPI for inventors.
The IBED Program supports the development of an invention through funds assistance for pilot production, in becoming a business enterprise by making the invention available to the consumers.
DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña gives his welcome remarks during the 2017 NSTW Opening Ceremonies on 11 July 2017 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) celebrated the 2017 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) on 11-15 July 2017 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.
Bannered by the theme, “Science for the People,” the 2017 NSTW Celebration was dedicated in carrying science and technology closer to the people through the latest innovation technologies and available programs and services of the DOST.
Exhibits, technology fora, demonstrations, interactive activities, and special events were lined-up for the event.