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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) display world-class technology during the Eastern Visayas Virtual Regional Science and Technology Week, which is expected to attract 500 participants from various industries. The series of forums, trainings, seminars and virtual exhibitions are expected to attract micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, scientists and technologists, investors, academics and industry representatives.

“Through this event, we will present the activities and achievements of DOST in the Eastern Visayas in collaboration with our partners and stakeholders in our mission to bring science closer to the people,” said DOST Regional Director Ernesto Granada in a statement.

National Science and Technology Week is an annual event sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology with the aim of to acknowledge the contributions of science, technology and innovation (STI) to the long-term development of the country by highlighting several scientific breakthroughs and technological innovations.

According to Grenada, this is the second year that DOST has held the event virtually as large gatherings are still discouraged during the pandemic. “Despite the distance, we are one in celebrating the triumphs of the scientific community and the fruits of the hard work of our Filipino scientists, researchers, innovators and engineers,” Granada added.

At least 20 innovations will be showcased during the week-long exhibition, according to Ramil Uy, DOST’s regional information manager. The lectures cover a wide range of topics. Some of these technologies are being developed to deal with the current health crisis. We want to make people aware of these technologies. Health and nutrition, industrial competitiveness, business development, disaster management and risk reduction, education and agriculture, among other areas, have high impact technologies and research and development initiatives. .

In addition, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will open its first Interactive exhibit at the Science Center in the Eastern Visayas, which will feature outstanding science, technology and innovations (STI).

In an interview on Tuesday, DOST regional director Ernesto Granada said the launch was one of the highlights of the celebration of the regional science and technology week. According to Grenada, it will include thematic interactive exhibits in the fields of renewable energy, agriculture, aquaculture science and natural resources.

In addition, the exhibition will arouse the interest of young minds and inspire them to learn more about science and appreciate how science works. It will undoubtedly stimulate the interest of young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, helping the country to develop a science and technology culture.

OpenGov Asia reported that the Philippine Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Foresight was recently handed over by the National Academy of Science and Technology to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the ‘National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The foresight “Pagtanaw 2050” was a project of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and was supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for approximately PHP 7.4 million.

“This will serve as a guiding principle that will allow the scientific community to help shape the Philippines as a progressive archipelagic nation,” DOST secretary Fortunato de la Peña said during the virtual renewal. “Pagtanaw 2050” is the first inter and transdisciplinary STI strategic and foresight plan to exploit S&T as innovation tools in products, processes and organizations to achieve a chosen and united future.

Most of the activities essential to developing the forecast have been undertaken virtually due to the constraints of the Covid-19 pandemic. The SWOT analysis, survey, scenario planning workshop and STI roadmap development attracted 335 participants from various public and business entities.

“It is also a compendium of STI results, global and emerging technologies. This will serve as a model for all agencies to carry out their mandate, ”added de la Peña. NEDA Secretary Karl Chua recognized the need to constantly evolve to make the country more resilient. Foresight, he said, is a perspective of possible development scenarios.


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