The Department of Science and Technology Region IV-A (CALABARZON) is pleased to announce the conduct the 2015 Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits (RICE) on October 27-29, 2015 (venue to be announced later) with the theme, ‘CALABARZON: A Smart Region Innovating and Inventing for Global Competitiveness.’ This Regional Contest will serve as the qualifying round for the 2016 National Invention Contests and Exhibits (NICE).

In line with this, we would like to invite your students and faculty researchers to join in this competition which has six categories: (1) Outstanding Invention (Tuklas Award), (2) Outstanding Utility Model, (3) Outstanding Industrial Design, (4) Outstanding Creative Research (Likha Award), (5) Outstanding Student Creative Research (Sibol Award) for High School students, and (6) Outstanding Student Creative Research (Sibol Award) for College students. For more information, you may download the 2015 Regional Invention Contest Rules, Criteria, and Entry Forms at

Schools/ state universities and colleges with many campuses and colleges may send a maximum of three (3) entries per category. The forms may be submitted duly accomplished and notarized to DOST Provincial S&T Centers not later than SEPTEMBER 7, 2015 or to DOST IV-A OFFICE not later than SEPTEMBER 14, 2015. The PRELIMINARY SCREENING is scheduled on the 4th WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 2015 at DOST IV-A Office.

For further inquiries and concerns, please contact Ms. Sarah Maranan and Ms. Quimby Genota at (049) 536-5013 / 536-4997 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for your sustained interest in developing researches/inventions, making CALABARZON a Smart Region innovating for global competitiveness.