Local entrepreneurs now have more channels to help them further reach potential clients. With the launch of the Department of Science and Technology – Technology Application and Promotion Institute’s two publications, entrepreneurs who availed of DOST support now have more market opportunities.
“I hope everyone here is as excited as I am to marvel at the collection of DOST-assisted innovations in ‘Kalipunan: Compendium of DOST Technologies’, to be inspired by stories of entrepreneurial success in the ‘Compendium of Successful TAPI-Assisted Projects Under Venture Financing Program,” said DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña in a speech delivered by Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara.
Homegrown innovators recently staged innovative products to prospective investors even as the Department of Science and Technology gave the biggest push for this convergence.
Said convergence, dubbed “Leaders in Innovation Fellowship (LIF) Demo Day”, was held recently at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in Makati City by the Royal Academy of Engineering and AIM, with support from DOST.
The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Science High School (DOST-PSHS) System is still accepting applications until September 2 (Friday) for the National Competitive Examination (NCE) from incoming Grade 7 students with an eye and heart for science seeking entry for school year 2017-2018.
Grade 6 pupils from duly recognized schools by the Department of Education who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the PSHS NCE:
• A final grade of 85% or better in Science and Mathematics, evidenced by the student's report card. If students’ grades in Science or Math are below 85%, then they must provide evidence that they belongs to the upper 10% of the class;
• Filipino citizen with no pending or approved application as immigrant to any foreign country;
• Born on or after August 1, 2002;
• Have at least a satisfactory rating (or its equivalent) in their Character Rating indicated in report card (SY 2015 - 2016);