As part of the commitment in promoting technology transfer and commercialization, the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) in cooperation with the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) conducted a workshop-seminar on effective pitching and presentation on 29-30 April 2019 at Green Sun, Makati City.
The workshop-seminar aimed to explain the importance of public speaking and communication skills in relation to creating a good pitch to investors for the success of a technology transfer and adoption.
“I hope that our discussions become a ladder for the success of our technology generators in building connections and ventures to different investors and adoptors to promote and commercialize their developed technologies,” said Eilleen S. Fernando, Supervising Science Research Specialist of DOST-TAPI during the welcome remarks.
The sessions comprised of five parts which included the presentation of business model canvas, essentials of public speaking, creation of a powerful pitch deck, addition of life to the speech, and finalization of pitch decks.
Facilitated by Engr. Maria Pamela S. Castro, Prof. Buenalyn Teresita Ramos-Mortel, and Atty. Yolanda M. Meru of the University of the Philippines Toastmasters Club, the technology generators presented a mock pitch at the end of the sessions and were critiqued by the speakers.
“The end goal of every business is to sell their products or services and we are here to help our technology generators sell their technologies to the market,” said Castro.
The seminar-workshop was attended by 17 technology generators from the academe and government research and development institutions.
DOST-TAPI S&T Media Service
Jund Rian A. Doringo