Subic Bay, Zambales – The Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) held its 3rd Technology Demonstration and Forum on 10 December 2018 at the Subic Bay Travelers’ Hotel, Zambales.
The technology demonstration and forum focused on aquaculture technologies to drive technological innovation on the practical needs of the aquaculture industries in Region III.
Participants of the 3rd Technology Demonstration and Forum on 10 December 2018 at the Subic Bay Travelers’ Hotel, Zambales
Promoting research outputs in the regions is one of DOST-TAPI’s commitment to the project in partnership with the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) dubbed as, “Enhancing the Promotion of Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources (AANR) Technologies through Complementary Platforms”.
Dr. Kevin Yaptenco of the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Dr. Mary Beth Maningas of the University of Sto. Tomas, Dr. Erwin Enriquez of Ateneo de Manila University, and Mr. Ernesto Del Rosario of Cagayan State University introduced the practical applications of the technologies in “Drying and Processing Technology for Sea Cucumber”, “Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Kit”, “Biosensor Kit,” and “Automatic Bottom Feeder,” respectively.
The speakers, who are experts on technology research, wished to use the wisdom of university-developed technologies through the help of DOST-PCAARRD’s assistance not only to empower micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) but also to improve existing production and create new enterprises.
The featured AANR technologies are research outputs of DOST-PCAARRD-funded technologies in line with its regional research and development consortia.
“It requires technology and innovation to improve production systems of the MSMEs,” said Ms. Eilleen S. Fernando, Project Leader of DOST-PCAARRD’s Promotion of AANR Technologies.
“Also, it takes more collaborative efforts with our stakeholders to effectively promote DOST-developed AANR technologies in the countryside,” added Fernando.
The first and the second series of technology demonstration and forum were held in Bulacan and Nueva Ecija for agriculture, alternative farming, and rice technologies earlier in 2018.
The activities were made possible with the assistance of DOST Region III headed by Regional Director Dr. Julius Caesar V. Sicat and the Provincial Science and Technology Directors and staff.
The next technology demonstration and forum which focuses on cacao processing technologies will be held in Cebu in February 2019.
DOST-TAPI S&T Media Service
Pierre Sonia S. Dela Corte