BICUTAN, TAGUIG CITY - As part of the 2021 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) presented Pagtanaw 2050, the country’s first 30-year foresight on science, technology, and innovation (STI), to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) in a virtual turnover ceremony on 22 November 2021.
The ceremony was attended by DOST Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña and other key officials and representatives from public and private institutions, SUCs and HEIs, and other partners in development.
The opening remarks was given by NAST PHL President Academician Rhodora V. Azanza referred to the Pagtanaw 2050 as the “S&T sector’s cornerstone and contribution towards the attainment of the aspirations and goals embodied in the Constitution, and those provided by global and national frameworks such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and AmBisyon Natin 2040.” She also introduced the vision of the Philippines as a “Prosperous, Archipelagic, Maritime Nation” by 2050, which acknowledges the country’s maritime base in building a competitive, inclusive, and sustainable society through science-based utilization of natural endowments and diplomatic assertion of our rights.
The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), will hold virtually the awarding ceremony of the 2021 DOST Intellectual Property Awards on December 06, 2021, Monday.
A total of 107 scientific publications will be awarded with the International Publication Award (IPA), which came from 10 DOST agencies, namely: DOST Regional Office No. 2, Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI), Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI), Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI), Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), and Science Education Institute (SEI).
A total of 45 utility models will be awarded the Utility Model Registration Award, which came from the FNRI, FPRDI, ITDI, PTRI, and Metals Industry Research and Development Council (MIRDC).
The IPA awardees increased by 8%, while UM has reached 144% increase in awardees this year. These numbers manifest the success of the program in encouraging the DOST research institutes and other DOST agencies to publish in refereed journals and in registering their developed technologies.
Awardees of the IPA will receive a certificate of recognition and cash incentive to each publication published in Clarivate Analytics or Scopus listed journals while Php 15,000.00 will be given to registered utility models. The DOST institutions with the highest number of publications and utility model registration will receive a cash incentive of Php 50,000.00.
NAST PHL is an attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and serves as the country’s premier recognition and advisory body on Science and Technology.
The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) will hold the Virtual Presentation of Selected Nominees and Awarding Ceremony for the 2021 Magsaysay Future Engineers/Technologists (MFET) Award on December 3, 2021 via Zoom and Facebook live.
Young engineers and technologists from different academic institutions will compete for the prestigious award. The MFET contenders with their presentation titles are: