The unveiling of marker of the Invention Development Division (IDD) of the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) connoted a milestone event during the 31st DOST-TAPI anniversary celebration on 29 January 2018.
Led by Director Edgar I. Garcia and Atty. Marion Ivy D. Decena of DOST-TAPI and Executive Director Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora and Dr. Melvin B. Carlos of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD), the ceremony denoted another strong collaborative partnership between the said agencies.
DOST-TAPI and DOST-PCAARRD have long been avid allies of innovation spearheading the implementation of various projects in technology assessment, intellectual property rights protection, fairness opinion review, valuation, and freedom-to-operate.
In support to the establishment of the Freedom to Operate (FTO) Unit, the improvement of the IDD office plays significant role of the FTO in assuring inventors and researchers from not having possible infringement issues of commercial products that are presently marketed in the industry.
Through the Unit, technology transfer officers, academicians, local researchers, and government councils are capacitated about FTO being a crucial part of commercialization.
The event was attended by former DOST-TAPI Director and DOST Undersecretary Dr. Maripaz L. Perez, DOST Assistant Secretary for International Technology Cooperation Dr. Leah J. Buendia, Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) Director Romulo T. Aggangan, Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII) Director Richard P. Burgos, National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) Director Marieta B. Sumagaysay, Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) Deputy Director Dr. Diana L. Ignacio, and various representatives from partner organizations.
DOST-TAPI S&T Media Service
Jund Rian A. Doringo