The Technology Innovation for Commercialization (TECHNICOM) Program, a flagship program of the Department of Science and Technology thru the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI), aims to bring innovations with great potential to its intended market through financial grant and technical assistance. To extend this opportunity to eligible proponents, the TECHNICOM Program Unit is currently disseminating the official call for proposals for CY 2019 funding opportunity.
Thru TECHNICOM Program, the potential project will have access to other technology transfer and commercialization programs of TAPI including the Intellectual Property Assistance Program that provides support for drafting and filing of IPRs and the Venture Financing Assistance Program that provides seed-funding for local enterprises. Ultimately, the goal of the TECHNICOM Program is to establish a way for Agencies to create income-generating projects which will benefit the institutions, innovators and the country.
Below are the following pertinent documents for your reference and guidance: a) Official call for proposal highlighting the scope of assistance and submission process b) Project Concept Proposal Format
The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) will celebrate its 37th anniversary with the theme “Health Research and Industry 4.0,” on 15 March 2019, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City.
One parallel session we will be organizing is a competition, “3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers.” The competition will focus on the presentation of successfully completed health research studies with aims of exercising and cultivating researchers’ presentation and research communication skills.
The participants should be able to present their completed research in a three-minute, one-slide presentation for a non-specialist audience based on set criteria.
All 17 regional health consortia are expected to submit their entries on or before February 21, 2019.
In response to the lash of Tropical Depression Usman in the Bicol Region last December 30, 2018, the Department of Health Center for Health Development (DOH CHD) Bicol, coordinated with the Provincial DOH (PDO), Provincial Health Offices (PHOs), and other partner agencies to streamline its health services to address the basic needs and uplift the health status of the evacuees affected by Usman.
Surveys as of January 8, 2019 through the DOH Public Health Preparedness and Response Unit (PHPRU) reported a total of 1,561 families or 5,776 individuals have been evacuated. The DOH Quad Cluster composed of the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), Mental Health and Psychological Support (MHPSS), Nutrition, and Medical team have been deployed to monitor and conduct health services to the evacuees round-the-clock.
The DOH WASH team provided technical assistance on the installation of filtration systems and conducted rapid water quality assessment together with the WASH team of PHO Camarines Sur. Water trucks were also disinfected to ensure the availability of safe drinking water for the affected residents.
The Nutrition team of DOH set out to determine the nutrition situation for evacuees ages 0-59 months and conducted rapid nutrition assessment, meanwhile the MHPSS team applied psychological first aid to 8 individuals and 3 families in Tiwi, Albay who have been affected by a series of massive landslides.
DOH CHD-Bicol also deployed Human Resources for Health (HRH) to provide medical assistance such as administering immunization on measles and pneumonia, as well as treatment and cleaning of wounds of the injured evacuees.
DOH CHD-Bicol allocated over 6 million worth of relief goods to be distributed in Albay, Sorsogon and Camarines Sur, which include water containers, hygiene kits, medicines, and body bags.
“The DOH will be actively involved in the efforts to address the need for medical services, safe drinking water, and sanitary toilet facilities. We have to ensure that everyone maintains the state of health. No one must be ill; and if there is inevitable illness, there are deployed teams to provide check-ups for the pregnant, elderly, and children,” said OIC Regional Director, Dr. Ernie Vera.
DOH CHD-Bicol assures continuous coordination with partner agencies, and provide technical assistance to PDOs and PHOs.
The Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development was established in 2007 to address the need to establish a strong health research and development coordination system involving various institutions in Region V with interest in health research. Putting them together to work on consortium arrangement will promote complementation thereby increase synergy despite limited resources for Research and Development undertakings. The primary objective of BCHRD is to institute/strengthen the system of collaboration in Region V to develop and enhance capacity of research institutions within the region which has interest and engage in health and related researches, as a strategy to improve the health conditions of the Bicolanos.