DOST V supports the 2021 Womens Month Celebration
30 March 2021
The Department of Science and Technology Region V (DOST V) provided innovation support to LGU-Castilla, Sorsogon through a fund transfer on 08 March 2021 at DOST V, Rawis, Legazpi City, for the implementation of the project “Establishment of Smoked Fish Production Facility”. LGU-Castilla is one of the beneficiary communities of DOST’s Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) program in Bicol.
The project was approved in 2020 through the leadership of DOST V Regional Director Mr. Rommel R. Serrano, the DOST V Provincial S&T Center (PSTC) – Sorsogon headed by Provincial S&T Director Mr. Emmanuel G. Guim, and LGU-Castilla Mayor Hon. Isagani Mendoza, after a series of consultations with the LGU and the Macalaya Fisherfolks Organization (MFO). Seventy-five (75) fisherfolk-members of the organization from the coastal barangay of Macalaya will benefit from the project. LGU-Castilla organized MFO to undertake activities that will impact the socio-economic development of their community, its members and their families.
04 March 2021
Long before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and its drastic effects on the education sector, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has already been developing innovations for education, particularly through the efforts of the Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), DOST’s premier agency on S&T education and training.
Foremost of these innovations is the DOST Courseware— a locally-produced, all-original Filipino highly interactive multi-media educational resource package conceptualized, digitized and produced by DOST-SEI in partnership with the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) and in cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd), Philippine Normal University (PNU), and University of the Philippines – National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (UP-NISMED). It is available, for free, both in Windows and Android versions.
26 Feb 2021
In order to further promote Science, Technology & Innovation (ST&I) and Research & Development (R&D) for regional and national progress, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) extends the submission of project proposals under the Collaborative R&D to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE) and Niche Centers in the Region for R&D (NICER) until 19 March 2021. Both CRADLE and NICER are component programs of DOST's Science for Change Program (S4CP).
CRADLE aims for the technological advancement and innovation of local industries and to further develop the Philippine innovation ecosystem. Through the program, an academic institution/state university & college (SUC)/higher education institution (HEI) or research & development institution (RDI) in partnership with a Filipino company undertakes research and development to improve the partner-company’s products, processes, and services to enhance their competitiveness in their respective industries. Beneficiary-companies under this program must provide at least 20% counterpart funding and commit to adopt the technology that will be developed. This way, research outputs from the academe are directly translated commercially to the market. A CRADLE project can have a maximum funding of Php 5M, to be completed for a period of one to three years.
26 Feb 2021
Inventors, researchers, and innovators will once again take the spotlight as the Department of Science Technology (DOST) through the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) in partnership with the DOST regional offices officially opens the call for entries to the 2021 Regional Invention Contests Exhibits (RICE).
DOST Region V invites qualified Bicolanos to take part in this competition, to showcase their talent and ingenuity in developing innovative solutions, novel researches, and exceptional inventions amidst the landscape of national economic development.
The contest is open to all inventors, makers, designers, and professional & student researchers, who will compete in five categories: Outstanding Invention (Tuklas Award), Outstanding Utility Model (Unlad Award), Outstanding Industrial Design (Banghay Award), Outstanding Creative Research (Likha Award), and Outstanding Student Creative Research (Sibol Award) for High School and College Students.