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DOST highlights CSPC-developed technology through TransDI


A bamboo-planing technology developed by the local researchers and innovators of Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges (CSPC) was one of the highlights during the culminating activity of the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) Transforming R&D Outputs into Innovations through Technopreneurship and Customer Validation (TransDI) project on 04 May 2022.

Dubbed as "Curvilinear Planer Machine for Solid Round Post," the technology was developed by 2017 RICE winners for Utility Model, Engr. Saul Ebonite and Engr. Seth B. Barandon with the assistance of technology transfer officers Mr. Kevin B. Capoles and Mr. Kristopher T. Visaya.

The Curvilinear Planer Machine accelerates surface planing and shaping of wooden round materials in the wood-based furniture industry. The portable device offers a faster, safer, and more polished way of cleaning bamboo compared to the manual process.

A team of experts from UPSCALE Innovation Hub facilitated the series of mentorship sessions that contributed to the technopreneurial capability of the participating RICE winners. The activities given allow the TransDI participants to connect with investors, business angels, venture capitalists, and industry partners in different fields such as health, food, agriculture, and construction.


First published on June 10, 2022. Source