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Technology Information and Promotion Division

TIPD is the division that promotes DOST’s key technological innovation strategies. It has a wide range of programs designed to raise the level of awareness of various clients in the areas of technology application and utilization. These programs are:

  1. Institutional Support for Technology Exposition of DOST Technologies and Services - The Program serves as an effective marketing/promotion strategy to showcase not only the DOST-generated and services but also the latest advances in S&T in the country, facilitate exchange of information on the investment potential and requirement of promising technologies, and to provide a venue for highlighting accomplishments of scientists, inventors and researchers.

The Program also serves as a catalyst for forging linkages with other resource providers and S&T stakeholders towards technology transfer and           commercialization.

The Program also assists in preparation of exhibit lay-out/designs for backdrop/ streamers and setting-up of exhibits.

Qualified to avail of the Program are DOST Regional Offices and Agencies, Non-government Organizations, Academic Institutions and Industries.

If you are interested in the Program, please click here for guidelines.

  1. National Invention Contest and Exhibits (NICE) - The National Invention Contest and Exhibits (NICE) gives encouragement and recognition to inventors so that they could maximize their capability and productivity through the cash rewards and other forms of assistance and promotional support. The National Invention Contest, a major highlight of the NICE celebration, is a competition for the public and private sector inventors and researchers. The National Invention Contest selects and grants cash rewards to the Outstanding Invention (Tuklas Award), Outstanding Utility Model, Outstanding Industrial Design, Outstanding Creative Research (Sibol Award for High School and College Levels). The finalists in the NICE are the winners in the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits, that are conducted by DOST Regional Offices in coordination with local inventors in their areas.
  1. Technology Innovation and Commercialization (TECHNICOM) - Provides development support to interested proponent with commercially-viable projects. Through financial and technical assistance, the program aims to fast track the transfer and commercialization of research results.

    If you are interested in the Program, please click here for guidelines.


 Investment and Business Operations Division

IBOD is the division of TAPI tasked to advance the application of new technologies in industries, communities and the academe by providing financial support and business operations improvement services. IBOD’s programs are as follows:

  1. TAPI's Venture Financing Program (VFP) aims to accelerate the commercialization of innovative technologies/inventions by providing the necessary funding support start-ups, SETUP beneficiaries, and other MSMEs. The Program shall determine and package the commercialization activities needed for a particular technology.

   The Program has the following special facilities that provide distinct services to MSMES:

    1. Venture Financing Program (VFP) for start-up companies - utilizing emerging technologies and/or innovative technologies to improve production efficiency, increase income and sales, and improve product quality through the acquisition of required production equipment;
    2. Venture Financing for Environmentally-Sound Technologies (VFEST) - for the utilization of cleaner production technologies and/or equipment to comply with the Environment Related Clearances/Permits such as Environmental Clearance Certificates, Health and Safety Clearances, Sanitary Permits, Clean Air Act Certificate, Laguna Lake Development Authority Clearance, etc.;
    3. Support for Adoption of DOST Generated Technologies - acquisition of required production equipment needed by the technology transferee to commecialize its adapted DOST-Generated Technologies;
    4. Purchase Order Financing - acquisition of raw materials needed to produce the required quantity/volume of products/goods as reflected on the irrevocable PO's submitted by the SETUP and TAPI beneficiaries; and
    5. Fees for Certification of Local/International Standards - to enter the Local and International Market for DOST-funded technologies only.

      If you are interested in the Program, please click here for guidelines.

  1. DOST-Academe Technology-Based Enterprise Development - The Program develops entrepreneurial competencies among students in selected academic institutions. DATBED supports income generating projects with technological innovation with market potential and technically viable when commercialized.

    Stage I 

    • Support academic institutions and assist its students by providing financial assistance for technology-based enterprises development.

        If you are interested in the Program, please click here for guidelines.

    Stage II

    • Provide funds to young professionals graduated from the DATBED-assisted academic institutions for the commercialization of their technology-based projects.

        If you are interested in the Program, please click here for guidelines.

  1. Invention-Based Enterprise Development (IBED) Program – Component II - The Invention-Based Enterprise Development – Component II (IBED-II) Program provides support for men and women Inventors who has established their company through the commercialization of their Invention, Utility Model or Industrial Design. Funds for the project are provided to cover additional capital to be used for the acquisition of critical production equipment and/or raw materials for the purchase orders/client orders to address the growing demands for their products.

    If you are interested in the Program, please click here for guidelines.

  1. LANDBANK - TAPI Innovation and Technology (I-Tech) Lending Program - The I-Tech Lending Program provides a special lending window through the Landbank of the Philippines (LBP) to complement the use of the Invention Guarantee Fund (IGF) as provided for the Republic Act No. 7459 (Inventors and Invention Incentives Act of the Philippines) to extend financial support to credit-worthy Filipino Inventors in the commercialization of patented inventions in the Philippines.

     If you are interested in the Program, please click here for guidelines.

 


Invention Development Division

IDD is mainly responsible for providing assistance to Filipino inventors by upholding the intellectual property system as well as the business development of inventions and technologies. IDD’s activities are embodied in the following programs:

1. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Assistance Program - The IPR assistance Program provides assistance in securing intellectual property (IP) protection by TAPI pursuant to E.O. No. 128. Also, funding support for payment of filing fees for applications for utility model registration of patent may be availed of by Filipino inventors, researchers or individuals.

It also encourages creative research and inventive activities and investments in research and development by securing, for the inventors, the protection of appropriate IP rights and interests related to their inventions; and facilitates technology transfer.

If you are interested in the Program, please click here for guidelines. 

2. Testing and Analysis Assistance Program - The Program grants a financial assistance to technologists, inventors and researchers needing laboratory services: analyses and performance testing. TAPI endorses these program clients to the laboratories of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) system, such as those in Research and Development Institutes (RDIs), regional offices, and even other government agencies equipped with laboratory and testing facilities.

If you are interested in the Program, please click here for guidelines. 

3. Industry-Based Invention Development (IBID) Program - The IBID Program supports the development of viable inventions through its application and adaption to existing industry practices, and the production of the commercial prototype of the invention to be installed in the actual operations. The collaborative undertaking among TAPI, the inventor and the adoptor involves testing, debugging and other refinements for the invention as placed in a real working environment.

If you are interested in the Program, please click here for guidelines. 

4. Invention-Based Enterprise Development (IBED) Program – The IBED Program supports an inventor in developing the invention into a business enterprise by making it available to the consumers. Funds will be provided to cover pre-commercialization activities such as pilot-scale testing, field testing, pilot production for market testing and commercialization including raw materials, labor and overhead costs directly related to the production and the purchase of the equipment needed to manufacture the new inventions.

If you are interested in the Program, please click here for guidelines. 

5. Invent School Program (ISP) - The Invent School Program (ISP) serves as a platform for the youth to awaken their true ingenuity by stimulating their interest for creativity and inventiveness. The Program involves a two-day seminar-workshop for elementary, high school and college students. This seminar-workshop is designed to open the minds of students on techniques in developing ones’ creative knowledge which is crucial in invention and prototype development as a crucial starting ground for young Filipino inventors.

If you are interested in the Program, please click on the following for guidelines.

6. Tax Exemption Assistance Program - The Program is tasked to evaluate and process request from inventors for tax and duty exemption. Only “Filipinos” can avail of tax exemption subject to the rules and regulations of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Department of Finance or the Bureau of Customs. Among the exemptions are the license fees, permit fees and other business taxes.

If you are interested in the Program, please click here for guidelines. 

7. Concept Prototyping Program - The Program aims to tap the laboratories and facilities of RDIs and SUCs in the development of an initial working prototype of a potential or actual invention, and strengthen the laboratories and facilities of RDIs and SUCs.  The Program also targets to promote and utilize locally developed innovations and technologies.

If you are interested in the Program, please click here for guidelines. 

8. Inventors' Organization Accreditation - The Program aims to accredit and recognize inventors' organizations comprising of relatively an equal number of men and women, throughout their activities pursuant to Section 8.b, Article IV of Republic Act No. 7459

If you are interested in the Program, please click here for guidelines.