By: Lawrence San Diego

Do you have an invention with great potential but don’t know how to take it to the next level?

Filipino inventors can now see their local innovations upgraded and ready for the market, thanks to a new program from the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

The Grants and Assistance to Leverage Innovations for National Growth or GALING program is a holistic package of government assistance that harmonizes and expands TAPI’s programs for developing industry-based inventions and supporting innovation-centered enterprises.

By: Lawrence San Diego

Thinking of an exciting inventive idea is one thing, but turning it into reality is a whole different matter. Ask any inventor and they will agree that their journey to invention and innovation is fraught with different challenges.

Not only do inventors have to make sure their technologies indeed work, but they also have to think of funding, intellectual property, partnerships, and business development to make sure their inventions can reach its fullest potential.

It’s a great thing that in the Philippines, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through its Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI), has long been offering a wide array of programs that provide inventors with holistic support in invention development, including technical, financial, and legal assistance.

Up-and-coming local inventors can’t help but feel amazed and grateful with their experience availing of DOST-TAPI’s programs. Through their firsthand stories, they hope to spread the word about the many opportunities available to their fellow Filipino innovators.