By Sharah Ibrahim

BUTUAN CITY - In its efforts to boost its tech transfer initiatives, the Department of Science and Technology - CARAGA held an Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Process training at Almont Hotel and Inland Resort, Butuan City on March 23-24, 2023.

The Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) staff served as the resource speakers for the program.

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The two-day training was facilitated by Atty. Marion Ivy D. Decena, DOST-TAPI Director, and Supervising Science Research Specialists, Pierre Sonia Dela Corte and Anna Liza Saet. 

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On the first day of the training, the resource speakers discussed the amended Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) and DOST IP policy, technology transfer protocols of the Regional Research and Development Information System (RDIS), technology transfer and commercialization in DOST.

In addition, guidelines on fairness opinion report and written recommendations, and intellectual property management protocol of DOST government funding agencies were tackled on the first day of the training. 

On the other hand, the second day of the training focused on the policy on governing contract research applicability, basics of intellectual property, intellectual property information search, freedom to operate in relation to intellectual property, technology valuation, and 2023 venture financing guidelines.

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DOST-CARAGA regional staff during the training on the discussion of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Process.

The capacitation of DOST CARAGA on tech transfer and intellectual property is in line with its role as the Fairness Opinion Board receiving office, which requires the agency to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to facilitate the transfer of technologies from DOST-funded research and development projects to industry partners.

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The training program is expected to enhance the capacity of DOST CARAGA in handling tech transfer and intellectual property matters, thus enabling the agency to further promote innovation and development in the CARAGA Region.


By Sharah Ibrahim

Pasay City- The Department of Science and Technology-Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) has won the 58th Anvil Awards for Specialized PR Program Category for its citizen journalism program, Gawad Alunig x Dalumat: Empowering Science Stories Through Citizen Journalism.

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TIPD Chief SRS Nora P. Gumia, DOST-TAPI Director Atty. Marion Ivy D. Decena and TIPD Sr. SRS Engr. Marvin Eric O. Dela Cruz receiving the Anvil award for Gawad Alunig x Dalumat last March 8, 2023 at Mariott Hotel in Pasay city.

On March 8, 2023, the prestigious awards ceremony for Gawad Alunig x Dalumat was held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in the Newport City Complex, Pasay City. The event was attended by 600 participants from over a hundred companies and agencies across the country.

Gawad Alunig x Dalumat is among the 400 entries that were meticulously evaluated by a panel of PR professionals and multi-sectoral juries.

The initiative was launched in 2021 through Applied Communications Unit for Inventors (ACU-i) as a nationwide search for science journalists, aimed at encouraging the public to take an interest in and share relevant science stories happening on the ground.

It is designed to empower individuals to communicate science and its impact on society effectively, as well as to uphold journalistic standards in science communication in the country. The program also seeks to increase citizen participation in science issues that are relevant to nation-building.333233885_5179137318856472_5976252734199829690_n.jpg

Through this program, DOST-TAPI awards cash prizes to the winning entries submitted by netizens. The Gawad Alunig is given to an outstanding science citizen journalist who delivered a compelling newscast on any of the suggested themes, which include youth initiatives, community empowerment, local inventions and innovations, regional discoveries, and local innovative enterprises.

Gawad Dalumat, on the other hand, is awarded to the best school-based or student-led science publication that exhibits quality, cohesiveness, and journalistic excellence.

The recognition given to the Gawad Alunig x Dalumat program is a confirmation of DOST-TAPI's unwavering dedication in promoting science journalism and communication in the Philippines, underscoring the agency's strong commitment to this cause.

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Gawad Alunig x Dalumat Empowering Science Stories Through Citizen Journalism wins the Silver Anvil Award trophy under Specialized PR Program. 

About Anvil Awards

The Anvil Awards is presented annually by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) and is the symbol of excellence in public relations.

The 58th Anvil Awards, with the concept "Isang Habi" or "One Weave," reflects the intersection of all the resources and materials to create a useful and meaningful whole, much like the role of public relations in the realization of an organization's goals.

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