Sunday, September 8, 2019

DOST Technology Media Conference Held to Present 2019 GII Ranking

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Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Pena led the Technology Media Conference regarding the 2019 Global Innovation Index (GII) particularly the big leaps in GII ranking.

Secretary de la Pena discussed for almost an hour of detailed instances on projects and programs spearheaded by their agency, and others partnered with other government agencies, including the Balik Scientist Programs, Space Science and Technology, Science for Education, Cradle Projects, Technology Transfers, Business Incubators Facilities and Services, and other DOST-Assisted Startups.

He also discussed the DOST Innovation Mao featuring niche centers in the region of Research & Development, like the Philippine Genome Center, Tuklas Lunas Center, MIRDC Die and Mold Solution Center, ADMATEL, EPDC, AMCen, Food Innovation Center, and OneLab.

A demonstration of the DOST Innovation Map was also shown where members of the media had the opportunity to see and experience up close.

NatureEarth Corporation, managed by husband and wife team of Franz Josef and Corazon Zamate, was also given the chance to present their company known for manufacturing malunggay (moringa) pandesal, iced tea, shing-a-ling and root crop chips made from cassava and camote.

Other DOST officials present were ASec for IC Leah Buendia, STII Director Ricjard Burgos. PCIEERD Deputy Executive Director Engr. Raul Sabularse and Dr. Edwin Villare were also there.

The Tech Media Con  with a theme of DOST Kaagapay sa Pag-Unlad, Accelerating Innovation Through Society-Centric S&T was held on September 5, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Ortigas Center Quezon City.

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