Diffusing knowledge and technologies in food and nutrition and providing S&T services to relevant stakeholders has always been part of DOST-FNRI’s mandates. As one of its strategies, the Nationwide Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program is geared towards improving the nutritional status of Filipinos by providing economic opportunities to entrepreneurs. Strong partnership between the Institute and private sector is vital in promoting a dynamic pathway between technology generation and utilization.
On October 3 & 5, 2018, the DOST-FNRI in partnership with the DOST- Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) facilitated the “TechGens Meet CEOs” event at the DOST-FNRI conference Room and Library, Bicutan, Taguig City. The activity offered opportunities for CEOs to capitalize on the Institute’s commercializable food technologies. A total of 27 CEOs learned in-depth detail behind these technologies from the technology generators and 13 of them signified interests for technology transfer and adoption. A total of 20 term sheets were also forwarded to Fairness Opinion Board (FOB) for assessment and preparation of Fairness Opinion Report.
During the break-out sessions, the technology generators presented their corresponding developed technologies: Engr. Charlie E. Adona (Senior SRS) and Ms. Maribeth B. Encarnacion (SRS I) for Low fat, Low Sugar Ice Cream and Complementary Foods; Ms. Trinidad II T. Arcangel (Senior SRS) for Iodine-Rich Drinking Water; Mr. Richard L. Alcaraz (SRS I) for Pancit Canton with Squash and Squash Bread, and Engr. Rosemarie G. Garcia (Chief SRS) and Mr. Alex M. Palomo (Senior SRS) for Stabilized Brown Rice and Brown Rice Nutty Fruity Bar.
It is envisioned that with the TechGens Meet CEOs, being a sub-event of Technology Transfer Day led by DOST-TAPI, the DOST-FNRI-developed technologies will be proactively showcased by convening technology generators and CEOs together in this unique opportunity.