Sectoral Coverage and R&D Priorities

Priority Sectors

PCIEERD undertakes an aggressive application of science and technology (S&T) in harnessing the country's S&T capabilities by providing continuing support to research and development (R&D), technology transfer and information dissemination in the following sectors:

Sectoral Coverage

Industry

  • Electronic and Semiconductor Industries
  • Mining and Minerals
  • Metals and Engineering
  • Food Processing

Energy

  • Alternative Sources of Energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Transportation

Emerging Technologies

  • Materials Science/Nanotechnology
  • Genomics
  • Biotechnology
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Space Technology Applications
  • Other Emerging Technologies

Special Concerns

  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
  • Environmental Issues

R&D Priorities

A. Industry

  • Food S&T Program
    • Food Biotech
    • Functional Foods
    • Natural Products
    • Packaging
    • Food Safety
    • Product Innovation
  • Electronics
    • Process control electronics and instrumentation
    • Embedded systems and controls
    • Communication technologies
    • Robotics and automation

B. Energy

  • Bio-fuels/Alternative Fuels
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation

C. Emerging Technologies

  • Biotechnology Applications
    • Agriculture and Food
    • Environment and Natural Resources
    • Energy
    • Industry/Manufacturing
    • Health
  • Genomics
    • Capability building for genomics research for health, agriculture and other applications
  • New Materials/Nanotechnology
    • Nano-materials and Nano-composites
    • Solar Energy Device
    • Nano-sensors and actuators
    • Nano-based delivery systems
    • Nano-based environmental remediation systems
  • Information and Communications Technology
    • Ubiquitous/Pervasive Computing
    • Human machine Interaction
    • Computational Systems and Service
    • Digital Media, Creative Content, Management Service

D. Special Concerns

  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
    • Prevention and Mitigation
    • Preparedness
    • Disaster Response
    • Rehabilitation and Recovery
  • Environment
    • Water S&T Program
    • Clean Technologies
    • Mining and Minerals