1st DOST-DA Techno Transfer Forum

Together with the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD), the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) will co-host the Technology Transfer Forum on 30 September 2021 (Thursday) via Cisco Webex and Facebook livestream.


With the goal of providing opportunities and platform for developers or generators to pitch their mature technologies to potential investors or users, the forum is in line with both agencies’ efforts to intensify the transfer and commercialization of generated technologies from various research for development (R4D) initiatives. 


DOST Secretary Dr. Fortunato T. Dela Peña and DA Secretary Dr. Willam D. Dar are both expected to give their welcome remarks and opening message, respectively. Also gracing the said forum are DOST undersecretary for R&D Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, DOST-PCAARRD executive director Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora, and DA-BAR director Dr. Vivencio R. Mamaril. 


Highlights will include technology pitching sessions of various innovations and business ideas— such as presentations on farm machineries like: Multipurpose Seeder, Ride-on Precision Seeder for Wet Direct Seeding, Rice Transplanter Attachment, Local Riding-type Rice Transplanter, Rice Combine Harvester, Adlay Milling Machine, Greenhouse Solar Dryer for Food Grade Cassava, and Compact Corn Mill.


Meanwhile, presentations on food-related technologies will include: Chevon Valley Canned Products, Chevon Products in Retort Pouch, Goat Products, Tilapia Ice Cream, Industrial Mushroom Production Technology, Gracilaria Seaweed Products, By-products from Cacao Wastes, Vacuum-Fried Jackfruit, Various Mungbean Food Products, Batuan various Product, Nipa Palm Sugar Processing, and Queen Pineapple Products.


At the end of this DA-DOST Technology Transfer Forum, the main goal is to have prospective investment deals that would bring these innovations to the market. It will also serve as a venue for the private sector and general public to learn more about DOST and DA-generated R4D breakthroughs geared towards agricultural productivity, business competitiveness, and income improvement of farmers and fisherfolk. ###