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.
In the welcome remarks of Engr. Edgar I. Garcia, Director of DOST-TAPI, read by Ms. Nora P. Gumia, Division Manager of DOST-TAPI, he mentioned the support of TAPI in finding emerging innovations.
Moreover, he said, “We at the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) is always up for the challenge in helping innovative ideas from state universities and colleges (SUCs), higher education institutes (HEIs), local research and development institutes (RDIs), and technology business incubators (TBIs) or startups come to life.”
The 2-day workshop was attended by 39 participants from ten SUCs and two TBIs namely, West Visayas State University (WVSU), Guimaras State University, Aklan State University, Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology, Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, Iloilo Science and Technology University, Capiz State University, University of Antique, Central Philippines University, Cebu Technological University, University of the Philippines (UP) Visayas Small Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Development Services (SEEDS) TBI, and Green TBI at WVSU.
A total of seventeen title proposals were drafted at the end of the workshop. These proposals will be submitted to TAPI under the TECHNICOM for comments, recommendations, and possible funding assistance.
DOST-TAPI S&T Media Service
Jund Rian A. Doringo