AdUTX, PCIEERD kick-off IMPACT program assessment

Date Posted: July 11, 2023 at 02:20 PM

Technology Transfer Officers from different academic institutions and government agencies around the country came together in the Co Po Ty Hall of the University’s Dr. Carlos Tiu Center for Innovation and Research as the Adamson University Technology Transfer Office (AdUTX) hosted the Intellectual Property Management Program for Academic Institutions Commercializing Technologies (IMPACT) Program this July 6.  

The event spearheaded by the Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) served as medium for IMPACT grantees to share and discuss their respective experiences – milestones, challenges and ways forward – in their respective programs. 

DOST-PCIEERD Chief Science Research Specialist Ms. Russell Pili, talking about the rationale of the two-day activity, explained that the first day of sessions would be about refreshing everyone’s minds regarding IMPACT and assessing their respective states-of-affairs and eventually answering the questions that each institution representative currently holds. 

The said reason was echoed in AdU President Fr. Marcelo V. Manimtim, CM’s welcome remarks that highlighted the role of technology transfer and commercialization in advancing institutions’ research and development efforts. 

“In these two days of the IMPACT program assessment, [we look with a far wider intent]. This is to support educational institutions’ ecosystem of research and development by fostering the establishment of technology transfer policies and processes - the capability of university technology transfer offices and assist in the management of intellectual properties and licensing of technologies,” he said. 

Coming from the said inspiration, participants were divided into eight groups who were each asked to discuss and present their respective milestones, challenges, best practices and ways forward to their fellow attendees. 

The said presentations were then consolidated and synthesized by DOST-PCIEERD Science Research Specialist II and IMPACT Program Manager Engr. Jejomar Carlos to conclude the first day of the event. 

Universities who had representatives in the said events are Ateneo de Manila University, Adamson, Batanes State University, Bicol University, De La Salle University, Iloilo Science and Technology University, Mapua University, Samar State University, Technological Institute of the Philippines, Technological University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, Siliman University, University of the Philippines – Diliman, University of the Philippines – Los Banos, University of the Philippines – Mindanao, Visayas State University, Cagayan State University, University of Mindanao, Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology and University of the Cordilleras. 

Meanwhile, numerous DOST research arms were also present, namely the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI), the Technology Transfer Office (ITTO), Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) and Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI). 

The second day begins tomorrow, July 7, 9AM at the same venue.