July 29, 2021 MAYNILA, PILIPINAS-TATLONG imbensyong Filipino ang kasalukuyan nang na commercialized ayon mismo sa Technology Application and Promotions Institute ng Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) ng nakaraang Week long Accomplishment and Culminating Activity of Special Projects (WACAS) virtual press conference nitong July 27, 2021 10:00-11:00 AM.

Ipinaliwanag ng TAPI sa mga nakibahaging mamamahayag ang tungkol sa tatlong imbensyon, o mga teknolohiyang kanilang natulungang mai commercialized at ngayon ay nasa pamilihan na aat nagagamit.

Ang mga imbensyon ay ang mga sumusunod ayon kay Mr. Romeo Javate ng TAPI: 1. Pelletizing Machine buhat sa Central Luzon State University (CLSU), 2. Carragenan Growth Promoter mula sa Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) at ang 3. Salt Ionization Machine.

Sa tanong ng www.diaryongtagalog.net na magbigay ng 3 sa binanggit nilang mga imbensyong nasa merkado na at matagumpay na nai commercialized. Samantala sa kabila ng tagumpay na natutulungan ng TAPI ang mga imbentor na mai rehistro sa Intellectual Property Office (IPO) ang kanilang mga imbensyon may mga ilan na nagdududa pa rin at nangangamba na mapirata ang kanilang likha.

Bukod pa sa hindi nagkakaisa ang mga samahan ng mga imbentor sa bansa upang makabuo ng isa lamang na grupo. Kabilang sa mga nakibahagi sa nasabing virtual presser ay sina DOST Sec. Fortunato T. de la Pena, Nino Noble ng DOST TAPI, Dr. Enrico C. Paringit na Executive Director ng DOST PCIEERD, Atty. Mariton Ivy D. Decena ang OIC ng TAPI, Mr. Romeo Javate, Mr. Ceazar Angelito Arceo at Engr. Jejomar Carlos.

///Michael Balaguer, +639333816694, konekted@diaryongtagalog.net , michaelbalaguer@yahoo.co.uk

DOST-TAPI aids technology licensing through an internship program

Part of the mandate of the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) is to promote technology transfer so it has implemented the first internship program for selected technology transfer officers from seven DOST research and development institutes (RDIs).

Through the Honing Innovations, Research, Agreements and Negotiations of the Government-Funded Technologies (HIRANG) Internship Program, 23 selected officers were trained on intellectual property (IP) valuation, technology pitching, negotiation, and licensing of the RDI’s technologies.

Under the project, “Support to the Commercialization of 500 DOST-Generated Technologies and Strengthening the Country’s IP and Technology Portfolios,” the RDIs have collectively delivered 12 valuation reports, 12 signed term sheets, and 13 licensing agreements during the eight-month internship program.

DOST-TAPI collaborated with the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) to enlist the mentors from the Balik Scientist Program (BSP) and the Visiting Expert Program (VEP). These mentors are from various fields with a mutual specialization on technology transfer and IP.

Under DOST-PCIEERD’s VEP, Dr. Lawrence L. Ilag mentored interns from the Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) and Philippine Nuclear Research Institute while Dr. Gonzalo C. Serafica guided the Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) interns.

Moreover, Dr. Myrna O. Nisperos, who was contracted under DOST-PCIEERD’s BSP, facilitated the learnings of the interns from the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) and the Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI).

For her part, Atty. Anne Maria Celeste V. Jumadla, a long-time expert consultant of DOST-TAPI, mentored the interns from the Advanced Science and the Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) and the Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC).

The HIRANG interns and their mentors collaborated to complete the preparation of valuation reports, search for potential adopters, technology pitching, as well as drafting and signing of term sheets and licensing agreements.

In October 2020, as conclusion of the program, five RDIs successfully completed the program and furnished agreements with licensees.

To recognize the efforts and accomplishments of the institutions who participated in the program, the Outstanding Valuation Report Award was given to DOST-MIRDC, while the Distinguished Fellow Awards were given to selected interns from each RDI.

To know more about the DOST 500 Project, please attend the Week-Long Accomplishment and Culminating Activity of Special Projects on 26-30 July 2021 via the DOST-TAPI Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DOST.TAPI.

DOST-TAPI chronicles a decade of technologies

In celebration of the technologies generated by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), a three-part book compilation, “Onward: A Decade of DOST Technologies,” chronicles DOST technology for commercialization, public good, and extension.

Spearheaded by the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI), the book highlighted 250 technologies, including their inventors and researchers, that were funded by DOST in the last decade.

By supporting the development of these technologies, the DOST conveys a message of encouragement for technology commercialization as a promotion of research and development in the country.

In the Commercialization Book, 188 technologies are featured including the portable mango sprayer, sea cucumber dryer, mechanized coffee depulper, and pelletizing machine for goat feeds, among others. All of these technologies have already been commercialized.

The technologies in the Commercialization Book are those that would enable the adopter to generate profit when one decides to acquire the license for the intellectual property (IP) rights of the technology.

As for the Public Good Book, 30 technologies that are free for use by the public are featured for appreciation by the readers.

The furnace-type lumber dryer, advanced handloom weaving, “Aruga sa Batang May Cancer” website, and the Philippine traditional knowledge digital library are just some of the freely available technologies that can be found in the Public Good Book.

Lastly, for the Extension Book, there are 32 technologies showcased.

These technologies include the jackfruit bagging technology, Electronics Product and Development Center, calamansi juice concentrate, and smoked fish processing.

Extension is the process where technologies are transferred from the research and development institutes and similar institutions to seek solutions for specific development concerns.

“Onward: A Decade of DOST Technologies” will be formally launched during the Week-Long Accomplishment and Culminating Activity of Special Projects on 27 July 2021 via online.

To know more about the Tech Trans Day Project, please attend the Week-Long Accomplishment and Culminating Activity of Special Projects from 26-30 July 2021 via the DOST-TAPI Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DOST.TAPI.

For more information, please visit www.tapi.dost.gov.ph, contact 8837 2071 local 2157 and 2167, or email info@tapi.dost.gov.ph. (Karen Rojas, DOST-TAPI S&T Media Service)