Latest S&T News in REGION 7

DOST bares additional funds for 20 more start-ups, entrepreneurs
Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017
CEBU CITY — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has announced additional funding for 20 more technology business incubators from 2018 to 2019. DOST secretary Fortunato de la Peña (left) discusses the vital role of the government's Technology Business Incubator (TBI) program as vehicle for supporting startups to create more opportunities The program assists these incubators involving startups and entrepreneurs, giving them a grant in aid of P10 million each and providing them with space, facilities, and services, officials said. These services include management, mentoring, training, marketing, networking, intellectual property strategy, and protection. Currently, the agency has 16 incubators and plans to roll out 20 more, said Russell Pili, chief of the technology trans...   read full story

First Central Visayas cooperative to serve as oneSTore hub starts operation
Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017
Ribbon cutting: The ceremony was led by DOST 7 Regional Director Edilberto Paradela, CPMPC Chief Executive Officer Macario Quevedo, and other coop officials. oneSTore hub location: corner of Legaspi and V. Gullas streets in Cebu City Opening of the oneSTore hub First set of walk-in clients Cebu People's Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CPMPC) has started operating as oneSTore hub, making it the first cooperative in Central Visayas that provides online marketing and deliver services to small and medium entrepreneurs assisted by the Department of Science and Technology 7. CPMPC's operation as oneSTore hub officially kicked off last November 18, 2017, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the coop's office building at the corner of Legaspi and V. Gullas streets in Ceb...   read full story

Competitions highlight 2017 world space week celebration
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017
ALL ABOUT THE DESIGN AND STRATEGY. Water Rocket participants plan how they will go about their launch. The first World Space Week celebration outside Luzon proved to be a worthwhile endeavor as t...   read full story

FPRDI lumber dryer fuels growth of local furniture shop
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017
A local furniture maker in Bohol is now reaping the rewards of using the DOST-FPRDI's Furnace-Type Lumber Dryer (FTLD), catering mostly to resort owners and hotels in Bohol. The Total Woodkraft adopt...   read full story

DOST celebrates World Space Week
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) celebrated the World Space Week (WSW) via a two-day event organized by the Science Education Institute (SEI) in Cebu City. Every Oc...   read full story

DOST: Agribusiness ventures can have market opportunities in food processing, tourism
Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017
DOST-Negros Oriental Director Atty. Gilbert Arbon discussing market opportunities in food processing for agribusiness sector during the 2nd day of the Agribusiness Techno-Trade F...   read full story

Stakeholders attend oneSTore orientation
Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017
MANILA, Sept. 27 -- Various private firms and local entrepreneurs attended an orientation on oneSTore, the first government e-commerce platform developed to promote and market local goods produced by ...   read full story

Bohol firm hits big time with DOST-FPRDI dryer
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Ever since his firm started using the Department of Science and Technology's Forest Products Research and Development Institute's (DOST-FPRDI's) furnace-type lumber dryer (FTLD), Mr. Cirilo Sumampong'...   read full story