KISS and tell: DOST presents KISS on Valentine’s Day

With the goal of bringing science closer to the people, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) launched the Knowledge and Inspiration in Science Stories (KISS) on 14 February 2020 at the Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII) Mini Theater, Bicutan, Taguig City.

DOST KISS is a series of promotional videos which feature the DOST projects as well as funded and generated technologies by the DOST-attached research and development institutes, councils, academe, and small and medium entrepreneurs.

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(From left) DOST Undersecretary for Regional Operations Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano, DOST-STII Director Richard P. Burgos, DOST Undersecretary for R&D Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, DOST Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Renato U. Solidum, Jr., DOST-TAPI Director Edgar I. Garcia, DOST Director for Internal Audit Service Maria Teresa B. De Guzman, and DOST-V Regional Director Rommel R. Serrano during the DOST KISS Launching on 14 February 2020 at the DOST-STII Mini Theater, Taguig City

“To be honest, R&D is challenging to explain for the public to fully understand and appreciate. With the DOST KISS, we hope that people will love the Department’s efforts in R&D through likes, shares, and hearts on our social media accounts,” said DOST Undersecretary for R&D Rowena Cristina L. Guevara.

Developed by DOST-STII and the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI), the promotional videos are uploaded to the DOST official Facebook page including the Facebook pages of DOST-STII and DOST-TAPI.

Twenty-five videos were produced by DOST-TAPI in support to the project, Technology Transfer Day, which provides a venue to fast-track the commercialization of DOST technologies through adoption or transfer.

Subsequently, the Technology Transfer Day offers opportunities to invest in business solution provided by local technologies to improve agriculture productivity, industry competitiveness, and quality healthcare.

The project is an effort to ramp up the innovative ecosystem referenced in Republic Act 10055 or the Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009, making science and technology more significant and responsive to the needs of the local market.

Among the featured technologies and services are the Biotek-M Dengue Detection Kit, Fish-i: Smart Solutions for Sustainable Seas, and the Philippine Earth Data Resource and Observation (PEDRO) Center.

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