Through conducting Training Workshop on Writing and Presenting Proposals towards Building Science Culture and Seminar-Workshop on Enhancing the Research/Thesis Writing/ Teaching Capabilities of Special Science School Teachers (Module 1), NAST reached 875 scientists and researchers in 5 regions this year.

  • Clark, Pampanga – February 28- March 1
  • Baguio City – May 24-25, 2018
  • Tagaytay City – August 30-31, 2018
  • Apayao – October 25-26, 2018
  • Puerto Princesa, Palawan – November 15-16, 2016

This is part of the project entitled Evaluation and Improvement of the Research Publication and IP Productivity of the National R&D System that will enable researchers to implement research projects and produce scientific paper that can be published in international refereed journals.

Under this project, a total of 52 papers and 13 utility models from Food Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), Industrial Technology Development Institute, Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), Forest Products Research and Development Institute, Advance Science and Technology Institute, PAGASA, PHIVOLCS and Regional Office 5 were awarded during DOST Intellectual Property Awarding Ceremony held at PICC on December 18, 2018. PNRI was awarded as the institute with the highest number of publications while FNRI was awarded as the institute with the highest number of utility model registrations.

A cash incentive of Php 60,000.00 was given to DOST employees who have published in internationally refereed journals which are either Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI) or Scopus listed journals. Php 80,000.00 was also given to technology generators who were able to patent their technologies. On the other hand, Php 15,000.00 was given to registered utility models. The DOST employees also received a plaque and certificate together with the cash incentive.

The DOST institution with the highest number of awards received, Philippine Nuclear Research Institute and Food and Nutrition Research Institute, received a cash incentive of Php 50,000.00. (Niña Erika V. Barias/NAST)