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Taguig City – The Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) celebrated its thirty-four years of providing financial and technical assistance for the promotion of technology transfer and commercialization on 10 February 2021 online.

With the theme, “Bringing Excellence in Innovation and Invention despite the Global Challenges,” the virtual celebration commemorated the highlights of the accomplishments for 2020 in the midst of the battle against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Dubbed as the marketing arm of the Department for its operating services, DOST-TAPI has kept the promotion of an effective and efficient innovation system towards the adoption of inventions and innovations.

“I am very keen with our contributions as an institution, consistently pursuing relevant programs in providing assistance to our clients. We have stayed focus on our commitment even during the coronavirus disease pandemic,” said DOST-TAPI Director Edgar I. Garcia during the Welcome Remarks.

As the implementing arm of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in promoting the commercialization of technologies, the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) celebrates thirty-four years of providing inventive and innovative programs among stakeholders on 30 January 2021.

Founded in 1987, DOST-TAPI envisions being the strategic partner in advancing national socio-economic growth by advocating a culture of innovation and promoting globally-competitive and useful technologies.

With Director Edgar I. Garcia’s current leadership, the Institute leads the encouragement of intellectual property (IP) system by providing IP-related services, comprehensive invention and innovation programs, business development, and linkages.

Even with the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic which restricted transportation and physical gatherings around the world, DOST-TAPI thrived to bring excellence in invention and innovation development through the comprehensive programs of assistance.

A quick response to help lift the burden of inventors, and micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSME), the Institute temporarily suspend the payments of financial assistance extended to current beneficiaries from the effective date of the proclamation of the state of calamity until 90 calendar days from the lifting of the said Proclamation.

“The past year witnessed the Institute’s great efforts that are geared towards the realization of our vision as we continuously developed and intensified our programs in the same way that we have aligned them with the mindset to achieve our mission,” said Director Garcia.