SMX Convention Center, Pasay City - The bi-annual National Invention Contest and Exhibits spearheaded by the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) concluded last 27 July 2014 at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City. The National Invention Contest unravelled the Filipino’s innovative creativity and ability in generating functional products/processes that not only make life convenient and easy, but more importantly, help spur country’s economic development. The contest recognized the hard work and efforts of the inventors and researchers including the students.
From the 889 participating entries received across the regions that participated in the 2013 Regional Invention Contests, 57 entries were declared regional winners cum national qualifiers of the 2014 National Invention Contest of which 14 entries emerged as national winners. The Board of Judges announced the winners for the five (5) categories of the National Invention Contest during the Awarding Ceremony last 27 July 2014.
During the ceremony, the prestigious World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) award for the Outstanding Invention and Utility Model were conferred to Mr. Pedro Delantar of Nature’s Legacy Eximport, Inc. from Cebu City for his invention on Molded Coarse Particle Product with Cast Paper Based Reinforcement and Engr. Bernabe M. Archeta of Markell Machineries Mfg. from Caloocan City for his utility model on A Granulator, respectively.
We, at TAPI, salute the contributions of all the participating contestants and sponsors in promoting the Filipino inventors’ creativity and inventiveness. Our since thanks to all the inventors, researchers, participants from the academe, our friends from the media, the DOST Regional Offices, and the Board of Judges for their active involvement and participation and everyone who contributed in making this event successful.