By Halyn Lunel Gamboa
DOST-CALABARZON, together with DOST-TAPI and DOST-PCIEERD, is set to lead the conduct of its Technology Transfer Day on 7 May 2021, 1:00PM to 5:30PM via Zoom, to showcase local technologies and innovations and build partnerships with potential technology adopters in the region.
The event will feature 12 technologies from Research and Development Institutes (RDIs) and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in the CALABARZON and NCR regions and will be attended by DOST key officials, Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña, Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr., OIC-Undersecretary for Regional Operations, Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, Undersecretary for Research and Development, Dr. Enrico C. Paringit, DOST-PCIEERD Director, and Engr. Edgar I. Garcia, DOST-TAPI Director.
DOST’s Strategy to Accelerate and Revitalize Technology Transfer (StARTT) in CALABARZON began by conducting the “Webinar on the Assessment of Technology and Investment Readiness Level of RDIs/SUCs’ Technologies” last February 19.
Ms. Emelita P. Bagsit, OIC-Regional Director of DOST-CALABARZON, said, “One result of this activity is the established partnerships and linkages with experts that would be very essential as this may lead to further coaching and mentoring in the next stages.” This activity was followed by a back-to-back “One-day Workshop on Investment Pitching for Potential Startup Founders” and a “Mock Pitching” session last March.
As the last phase of the StARTT program, The Technology Transfer Day will serve as an avenue for the participants to apply what they have learned from the previous workshops through the actual pitching of their technologies to potential technology adopters and other institutions for technology commercialization.
Under the Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009 which prompted the conduct of DOST’s Technology Transfer Day, DOST-CALABARZON aims to similarly fast track technology transfer and commercialization in the region through such efforts.
Note to editors: There will be a virtual presser dedicated to VIPs, DOST-STII, and national and local media.