Muntinlupa City – As a preparatory workshop for the technology disclosure of the researches under the Tuklas Lunas Project, the Technology Application and Promotion of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) with the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) organized the Consultancy Meeting on Basic Intellectual Property (IP) and Invention Disclosure on 07-08 March 2019 at the Vivere Hotel Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
The Tuklas Lunas Project strengthens health research in the regions by capacitating the health researchers as part of the Department’s goal in developing new drugs for tropical and other diseases.
“The significance of research output provides quality science- and technology-based solutions for problems faced by the country especially those that are health-related,” said DOST-PCHRD Executive Director Dr. Jaime C. Montoya.
He added that translating the research outputs to technologies and products that can be used by the Filipino people is the priority of the Council.
The consultancy meeting created an opportunity for the discussion on basic researches disclosure for IP protection specifically on writing claims on IP applications.
Moreover, several researchers showed confidence in revealing their researches as their inquiries were answered and coaching were provided by IP experts.
“This event is a way to train our technology transfer officers and researchers to intensify the adoption of healthcare innovations which will benefit the Filipinos in the long run”, said DOST-TAPI Director Edgar I. Garcia.
A total of 33 participants from the academe and the industry attended the event.
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