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DOST-FNRI conducts Project IMPACT training-workshop at Central Bicol State University of Agriculture

DOST-FNRI and CBSUA’s collaboration was a success!

The Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI), spearheaded by Mr. Jaypy S. De Juan, Senior Science Research Specialist, together with Ms. Lea B. Landicho, Science Research Specialist II, Mr. John Albert F. Malaki, Project Technical Assistant V, and Ms. Ricamae V. Larrazabal, Project Technical Assistant I, conducted its DOST-FNRI’s Project IMPACT (Intellectual Property Management Program for Academic Institutions Commercializing Technology) —Teamed-Up! with the theme, “Enhancement of Technology Transfer Office Operation Towards a Mutual Mission of Bringing Technologies from Lab to Market”.

The activity was held last November 7-10, 2022 at the Research and Innovation Center, Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA) Compound, Pili, Camarines Sur.

Before formally starting the activity, the Vice-President for Administration and Finance, Mr. Dominador F. Faurillo, greeted the facilitators and participants with a warm welcome message in behalf of the CBSUA President, Dr. Alberto N. Naperi. The Provincial S&T Director, Ms. Patrocinio N. Felizmenio, delivered an opening message as well.

An overview of the DOST-FNRI technology transfer policies and procedures and transferable technologies was given by Mr. De Juan, while Ms. Landicho presented a discussion on Measuring Technology Readiness.

The faculties and research staff from the 4 campuses of CBSUA (Pili, Calabanga, Pasacao, and Sipocot) enjoyed and actively participated in the 4-day training-workshop in which the objective is to help increase the chances of the developed food technologies transfer to prospective adaptors and make these available in the local or international supermarkets. It will likewise open an opportunity for the institute to be able to provide technical assistance to budding Technology Transfer Business Development Offices (TTBDO) of its State Universities and Colleges (SUC) adaptor to jumpstart their own technology transfer journey.

During the last day of the activity, the participants expressed their sincere gratitude and appreciation towards the facilitators and hoped that this would not be the last time they conduct this type of workshop.

First published in the PSTO Camarines Sur Facebook page on November 21, 2022 | Original post