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Overview and Rationale

The Department of Science and Technology Region IV-A (DOST IV-A) announces the forthcoming Food Product Innovation Contest 2015 which is open to all students and research professionals from State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and government research institutions in the CALABARZON region. Its purpose is to promote innovative thinking among students and professionals in developing emergency food products with the application of the principles of food science and technology.


Furthermore, it also aims to address the requirements of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) in providing speedy/employable, appropriate, nutritious and affordable food relief to affected populations during disasters or calamities.

There are two categories for the contest which are: 1) student teams and 2) professional individuals or teams. Prizes at stake are:

Professional Category
1st Place: PhP 50,000.00 (plus project fund worth PhP 200,000.00)*
2nd Place: PhP 30,000.00
3rd Place: PhP 15,000.00

Student Category
1st Place: PhP 30,000.00
2nd Place: PhP 20,000.00
3rd Place: PhP 10,000.00

* Project funds will be awarded should the winner decide to continue the project

For details of the contest rules and procedures download:

Interested groups of individuals must submit an accomplished FPIC Entry Form on or before October 14, 2015.