In its endeavor to protect Filipino inventors and researchers on their rights over their creations and researches, the DOST IX scheduled a “Forum on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Protection” during the 2017 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) Regional Celebration and the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit (RICE) on 22 November, 2017 at Palacio del Sur, Marcial Garden Hotel, Zamboanga City.

This forum targets to reach out around 60 inventors, creative researchers, student researchers and research advisers within the region.  Among the topics that will be talked about include Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Process of IPR Registration at IPOPHIL and DOST programs and Assistance Relative to Invention and Research Development.

The DOST IX invited speakers from Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) and Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) to provide participants better understanding on the topic and give them the avenue to address their questions and queries directly to the concerned office.

It is expected that after attending this forum, participants will have a clearer and better understanding on their intellectual rights and the programs and services they can avail from the DOST and its service agencies.

The event is open to all interested individuals (S&T enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, students, researchers, inventors, innovators, professionals and the general public). ADMISSION IS FREE. For details, please call (062) 991-1024 and look for Mr. Nuhman M. Aljani or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./dost9fos">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may alsovisit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DOSTRegion9 (SaribaAlam, DOST IX Press Release)

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST IX) opens the doors of the2017 National Science and Technology (S&T) Week Regional Celebration, back-to-back with the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE), to the public on 22-24 November at the Palacio del Sur in Zamboanga City.

 

DOST-IX’s top official, Mr. Martin A. Wee says that this event, while promoting DOST’s programs and services, is also targeted at bridging the gap between the world of scientists and research buffs to the reach of every Juan across the country.

 

True to its goal of bridging the world of the sciences to the Filipino communities, this year’s theme Science for the People”, will feature the department-developed technologies and inventions. Also to be featured are the DOST assisted food and non-food productsas well asthe different programs and servicesandinteractive exhibits.

 

Among the activities lined-up for the NSTW and RICE events include technology bazaars and exhibit, S & T Film Festival, technology fora and technical sessionson Intellectual Property Rights Protection, Science Journalism, Food Packaging and Labelling, Green Engineering and Health and Wellness.  Inventions and research projects of the qualified RICE entries will also be showcased and adjudged.

 

DOST Secretary, Professor Fortunato T. dela Peña will be gracing the event as the keynote speaker and DOST-IX’s former Regional Director and now Undersecretary for Regional Operations, Ms. Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano together with the DOST Regional Directors are also expected to grace the event.

 

The eventis open to all interested individuals (S&T enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, students, researchers, inventors, innovators, professionals and the general public).ADMISSION IS FREE.For details, please call (062) 991-1024and look for John Apolinario(0917-708-5181) or Nuhman M. Aljani or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20or%20dost9fos">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may alsovisit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DOSTRegion9 (SaribaAlam, DOST IX Press Release)

In its bid to showcase different programs and projects implemented, the DOST IX is geared towards providing fast and reliable science and technology services to the peoplein the Region. Thus one of the major activities during this event is the “Technical Session on DOST’s Major Programs and Projects”,which will present the top programs and services of the DOST during the 2017 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) Regional Celebration and the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit (RICE) on 23 November 2017 at 1:00PM, Palacio del Sur, Marcial Garden Hotel, Zamboanga City.

Among the DOST’s top technologies and services which will be presented, include the DOST’s flagship program, the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), which encourages and assists Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to adopt technology innovations to improve their operations and thus boost their productivity and competitiveness; One Expert, which is an online “interactive nationwide pool of science and technology experts intended to provide technical advice and consultancy services to Filipinos anywhere in the Philippines”; One Store -  the first government e-commerce platform developed to promote and market local goods produced by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) assisted local entrepreneurs through its banner program, Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP). Aside from these, theOne Lab Program,will also be featured. This program facilitates customers, enterprises, and industries access to specific DOST lab services anywhere in the country; while theCommunity Empowerment thru Science and Technology-Upscaling for Progress (CEST-UP), which provides assistance to the poorest of the poor communities in the country through Science and Technology.

The event is open to all interested individuals (S&T enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, students, researchers, inventors, innovators, professionals and the general public). ADMISSION IS FREE. For details, please call (062) 991-1024 and look for Ms. Jennifer A. Pidor or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./dost9fos">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may alsovisit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DOSTRegion9 (SaribaAlam, DOST IX Press Release)

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