The S&T Experts Volunteer Pool was launched by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in support of the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program. The STEVP program brings scientists and experts where they are needed –> countryside. Experts are made available for free for very short term technical assistance. It operates through the following strategies:

1. Harnessing available expertise within the country’s scientific and academic communities and professional societies;
2. Linking technology generators directly with user; and
3. Mobilizing S & T human resources in the private sector to facilitate technology transfer and commercialization.