THE Department of Science and Technology’s Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) will unveil its soon-to-be completed special projects and market-ready technologies in a virtual celebration from July 26 to 30.
Dubbed “Week-long Accomplishment and Culminating Activity of Special Projects (Wacas),” DOST-TAPI will highlight the DOST 500 and the Technology Transfer Day projects.
The “Support to the Commercialization of 500 DOST-Generated Technologies and Strengthening the Country’s Intellectual Property [IP] and Technology Portfolios,” or DOST 500, has assisted the commercialization of technologies through the creation of IP database, IP portfolios, valuations and freedom to operate reports.
The project also assisted in creating the Fairness Opinion Board, and issuance of Fairness Opinion Report and Written Recommendation, which are crucial components of technology transfer.
Meanwhile, the Technology Transfer Day will show the DOST’s portfolio of market-ready technologies to possible adopters and investors.
“We are proud of the institute’s contribution to create an innovative ecosystem among inventors and technopreneurs through the propagation of a strong IP culture simultaneous with technology transfer initiatives,” said Atty. Marion Ivy D. Decena, officer in charge of DOST-TAPI.
The week-long activity starts with knowledge-sharing webinars on IP rights, Freedom-to-Operate, IP valuation and valuation methods on July 26.
A virtual media presser and launching of publications or print materials developed through the special projects will be held on July 27.
The beneficiaries of the special projects will share their commercialization journeys on July 28.
A Science Summit for the Youth will be held on July 29 to discuss invention and technology development, IP protection and technology commercialization.
The accomplishments and impact of the special projects and the winner of Gawad Kintal: Best Commercialization Story will be known during the culminating activity on July 30.
“It is the first time for [TAPI] to celebrate such a crucial event because we want to [highlight] not only the importance of our work in the innovation system, but also [our] programs for inventors and researchers at the beginning of their successful commercialization journey,” Decena said.
The Wacas will be livestreamed on the DOST-TAPI Facebook page.
Jund Rian A. Doringo/S&T Media Service