36-year old inventor from Laguna, Melchor Heñosa, has finally paved his way to success by being rewarded as the Grand Prize Winner of the Outstanding Invention (Tuklas) Category during the National Invention Contests and Exhibits (NICE) held July 28-31, 2016 in 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 31 July 2016 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.
A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Orientation and Awarding of Check was conducted last 13 July 2016 at the Conference Room, TAPI Building, DOST Compound, Bicutan Taguig City. Atty. Maria Lourdes E. Rivera, Corporate Secretary of the Kapfer and Rivera United, Inc. (KRUI) was briefed by Atty. Marion D. Decena, Chief SRS of IDD-TAPI together with Mr. Jovito Rey E. Gonzales, Division Manager-IBOD and Ms. Maria Theresa A. Sobremisana, Program Manager-VFP regarding the provisions of the MOA for the implementation of the project entitled “Advancement and Growth Through Acquisition of Technology Through DOST-TAPI’s Program” under the Venture Financing Program of the Investment and Business Operations Division (IBOD).
Private sector industries, businesses and enterprises flocked to the first Technology Transfer Day of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and seized opportunities to capitalize on proudly Pinoy technologies showcased last April 27, 2016 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.