DOST Allots P89-M Fund For 18 Research Projects

DOST Allots P89-M Fund For 18 Research Projects

Spotlight

Globe Recreates The Holiday Season With #ChristmasWeLove Live Pop-Up

Join Globe as they celebrate the holiday season with #ChristmasWeLove - a series of live digital pop ups featuring fun activities for your family and friends!

Republic Cement Launches Co-Processing Solution Amid PH Waste Management Crisis

Through ecoloop, Republic Cement aims to help address the waste management crisis of the country.

Recreate The Holidays Right At Home Best With Globe At Home Unli Plans

Make your virtual get-togethers possible with Globe At Home UNLI Plans!

SM – Pasay Tech Voc Scholarship Program Launched

With the launch of the SM - Pasay Tech-Voc Scholarship Program, a full tech-voc scholarship will be awarded to 20 students from financially challenged families.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has allocated some PHP89 million for 18 collaborative research projects it has just approved, an official said.

In an interview over the weekend, DOST Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara said the DOST will announce the 18 new projects under the Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE) program within this month.

Through CRADLE, the DOST provides funding for approved research and development (R&D) proposals from higher education institutions (HEIs), R&D institutions (RDIs) and their partner industries.

Based on the list provided by DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, among the approved projects include those that focus on natural antibiotics, packaging technology for frozen durian, plasma coating processes for furniture industry, among others.

Two DOST-attached agencies are among the approved proponents.

The project approval will be announced within September and the funds will be released in October, Guevara said, adding that most of the approved projects will start implementation by the last quarter 2020, while two projects will start by January 2021.

The projects will be implemented for a period of one to two and a half years, she said.

Each of the 18 projects costs a little less than PHP5 million, according to Guevara, noting that the CRADLE program approves a project with up to PHP5 million grant.

“We encourage more industry-academe partnerships as this is a strategy that draws the best from each sector, to produce a winning combination that will make our industries competitive, R&D relevant, and academe in tune to the needs of our local industries,” she said.

Guevara pointed out that the number of approved CRADLE projects has increased, from 16 projects in 2019, to 24 projects from January to September 2020, including the 18 projects that the DOST has yet to announce.

Meanwhile, de la Peña clarified that having DOST-attached agencies in the proponents is allowed in the CRADLE guidelines.

“Under the guidelines, the HEIs and RDIs can partner with companies,” he said. (PNA)

SoCot Eases Curfew Restrictions For Christmas Holidays

The provincial government of South Cotabato has eased the curfew restrictions in the area in line with the upcoming Christmas holidays.

Covid-19 Molecular Lab In Zambales Now Operational

Detection of COVID-19 positive cases is now easier thanks to the new molecular laboratory in Zambales.

SCG Achieved Growth In Profit From Its Operating Results For Q3 2020

Even amid the current health crisis, Siam Cement Group (SCG) achieved a 57% growth in profit for the Q3 of 2020.

73% Of Boracay Structures Easement Rule Compliant: DENR

The '25 + 5-meter easement rule' enforced by the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force on structures in the island has so far a compliance rate of 73%

27th National PR Congress Goes Digital, Tackles Industry Issues In The New Normal

Learn more about the post-pandemic Philippine PR landscape, industry recovery efforts, and pressing issues among others at the upcoming 27th National PR Congress this February 2021!

Sara Orders Mandatory Use Of Face Shield In Public Areas

The use of face shields in public places in Davao City is now compulsory following an executive order from Mayor Sara Z. Duterte.

The Prom Is Premiering On Netflix On December 11

Ryan Murphy’s latest movie ‘The Prom’ is set to premiere on Netflix this coming December 11!

Hontiveros: Rebuild Typhoon-Hit COVID-19 Labs Immediately To Avoid New Hotspots

Senator Risa Hontiveros pushes for additional DOH budget for the rebuilding of typhoon-hit facilities in Bicol Region that were considered 'completely non-functional'.

1,000 Peace-Loving As HWPL Celebrates The 2020 National Children’s Month

Around 1,000 participants from different sectors joined the webinar "Peace: Best Protection for Children's Rights” in celebration of the 2020 National Children’s Month.

Surigao Norte Gets P9.5-M PPE From DOH, OCD

“Aside from Siargao Island, we will provide protective equipment for all our front-liners in the mainland Surigao del Norte and Surigao City,” said Surigao del Norte 1st Dist. Rep. Francisco Jose Matugas.