In the desire of the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST’s) management to bring the DOST technologies closer to every Juan and Juana, a Regional Technology Transfer Day (Visayas Cluster) was held in Ormoc City on September 14, 2016. It coincided with the 25th Visayas Area Business Conference where the DOST was one of the sponsors.
During the event, 11 DOST developed and/or assisted technologies and services were featured. These included: (a) Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter, (b) Semen Extender for Goat, (c) Nipa Sap Sugar Production, (d) Stabilized Brown Rice, (e) Complementary Foods, (f) DOST Tablea, (g) Food Innovation Center Processing Equipment, (h) STARBOOKS, (i) Innovation Center for Yarns and Textiles: Spinning Process, (j) Eco-Friendly Septic System (Eco-Sep), and (k) Abaca Fiber and Waste Applications: Specialty and Base Paper for Currency Notes.
Two of the 11 featured technologies/services were developed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) namely Stabilized Brown Rice and the Complementary Foods. These were presented by technology generators, Engr. Rosemarie G. Garcia and Ms. Joyce R. Tobias, respectively. In the afternoon, several signed Technology Licensing Agreements (TLAs) were awarded to the FNRI licensees in Region VIII by Engr. Edgardo M. Esperancilla, Regional Director of DOST-VIII, and Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director of DOST-FNRI.
One of the event’s highlights is the proclamation and acceptance of Hon. Richard Gomez, City Mayor of Ormoc, as the DOST-VIII Science and Technology Ambassador.
The event was made possible by the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI), DOST-VIII and the City Government of Ormoc.
With the regular conduct of the Regional Technology Transfer Day, more technologies will reach every Juan and Juana that will ultimately redound to well-being of the society.