Technology generators pitch innovations to DOST Regional Offices

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Muntinlupa City – As a preparatory event of the Technology Transfer Day, the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) organized the “ROs Meet Tech Gens” on 04 February 2019 at the Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila.

The preparatory event created a venue to bring together technology generators and DOST Regional Offices for a market pitching of DOST-funded and -generated technologies.

DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development Rowena Cristina L. Guevara said that each region has different needs and that the technologies to be offered must meet the regions’ unique needs.

“We want to bring the technologies closer to the ones who make decisions so that our technologies can find home to those who are capable of adopting them,” added Guevara.

Fourteen technologies from the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) and seven technologies from the Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) were presented during the event.

DOST Regional Offices Directors and technical staff were able to choose technologies which can be beneficial to their regions for future adoption and commercialization.

The event has also presented the mechanics of the Technology Transfer Day including the signing of term sheets, Fairness Opinion Board evaluation, issuance of Fairness Opinion Reports (FOR) and Technology Licensing Agreements (TLA).

“Through the Technology Transfer Day, the Institute has issued 72 FOR, 31 of which successfully signed the TLA since 2016,” said DOST-TAPI Supervising Science Research Specialist Caezar Angelito E. Arceo.

Moreover, six technologies were commercialized by seven adoptors all over the regions from 2016 to 2017.

“The commercialized technologies include the portable pellet machine by the Central Luzon State University, salt iodization and salt washer machines by the Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI), and liquefied petroleum gas fired spray dryer, rice transplanter, and rice harvester attachment for hand tractor by the Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC),” said Officer-in-Charge of DOST-TAPI’s Investment and Business Operations Division.

A total of 110 participants attended the event.

DOST-TAPI S&T Media Service
Jund Rian A. Doringo