Seventy (70) fifth and sixth graders of Project 6 Elementary School participates in the IS Program’s Pilot-testing of Modules for Elementary on 16 June 2017 in Project 6, Quezon City
The Invent School Program of the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Technology (DOST-TAPI) broke new ground when it was pilot-tested in two (2) special science classes of Project 6 Elementary School in Quezon City on 16 June 2017.
Of the twelve (12) modules that were developed for elementary pupils, two (2) were tested to seventy (70) pupils in Grades 5 and 6.
The Program which is offered to high school and college students for the past nine (9) years, creates awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), prototype development, and commercialization of inventions, among a few.
19 June 2017 – A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Orientation activity was conducted at the Hotel Lobby of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City. Ms. Evelyn Zamora, Owner of JZ Jewelry Repair Shop together with her husband, Mr. Juanito L. Zamora, Jr and his business partner, Mr. Nelson C. Buena, Jr. were briefed by Atty. Marion Ivy D. Decena, Legal Unit Head regarding the provisions of the MOA for the project entitled “Proposed JZ Jewelry Repair Shop Expansion Into a Full-Blown Jewelry Manufacturing Company” under the Venture Financing Program of Investment and Business Operations Division (IBOD).
Through the intervention, the company will be able increase sales and income of at least 5%, increase production efficiency and capacity by 20% through utilizing its the in-house designs in at least 10 different jewelry shops (resellers), the company is expected also to generate at least additional three (3) employment.
Rodel R. Oracion/ 04 July 2017
Muntinlupa City, Philippines – The Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) conducted a training on Freedom to Operate (FTO) on 04-05 May 2017 at the B Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa City in collaboration with the Association of PAQE Professionals, Inc. (APP).
The training was conducted through the aggressive investment of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) to support its technology transfer activities. Among the projects implemented by DOST-TAPI which funded the training-workshop was the “Support to the Preparation of Freedom to Operate (FTO_ in the Technology Transfer Activities of PCAARRD-Funded Projects”. It is notable that the conducted FTO training was the first in the country through the best efforts of TAPI and PCAARRD.
Participants of the DOST-TAPI Proposal Packaging Workshop for Technology Innovation for Commercialization (TECHNICOM) and Other TAPI Programs on 27-28 April 2017 at the Iloilo Midtown Hotel, Iloilo City
In keeping the project proposals coming, the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) organized a Proposal Packaging Workshop for Technology Innovation for Commercialization (TECHNICOM) and Other TAPI Programs on 27-28 April 2017 at the Iloilo Midtown Hotel, Iloilo City.
In partnership with the DOST Regional Office VI, the workshop recognized the importance of equipping researchers in preparing project proposals that are acceptable enough for funding agencies including DOST-TAPI.
TECHNICOM, one of TAPI’s premier programs, fast-tracks the transfer and commercialization of researches through the assistance of micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) in their needs with their businesses and provision of feeder programs to students in encouraging them innovativeness and entrepreneurial activities.