Addressing concerns over threats to food security, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) seeks proposals that will innovate the supply chain and help the food manufacturing industry adapt to the new normal.
Dubbed “Smart Food Value Chain Program”, the grant seeks to provide funding for projects that focuses on food production, food processing, logistics supply chain and resource management systems, and smart retailing systems.
DOST Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Resource and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) Executive Director Dr. Enrico C. Paringit unveiled the initiative as the department provide solutions and opportunities in promoting sustainability in the food supply chain and ensure food at the table for every Filipino.
“As leader and partner in enabling innovations, we are in the lookout for novel ideas that can revolutionize how our food value chain and provide food for every citizen. We hope that through this initiative we can keep our economy afloat while ensuring health protocols are in place and followed,” he said.
The grant is open to all public and private universities and colleges, research development institutes, research and development consortia, non-profit laboratories, and other public or private non-profit science and technology institution in the Philippines.
The scope of R&D work includes the following:
- Upgrading of Selected Food Processing Centers and Roll out of Technologies in the Regions
- Smart Modular Mobile Food Processing Facility
- Development of An Integrated Food Value Chain and Resource Management System (FVCRMS)
- Smart Retailing System (SRS)
All proposals should be submitted online through dpmis.dost.gov.ph on August 7 to 21, 2020. Instructions for submission are also available in this site.
Requirements for the proposal include:
- Letter of Intent and Endorsement from the head of the institution addressed to:
DR. ENRICO C. PARINGIT
Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD)
Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
4th and 5th Level, Science Heritage Building, DOST Compound, Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City 1631
- Detailed DOST-GIA Proposal Format through the DPMIS
- Supplementary Files uploaded
- Scientific Basis/Theoretical Framework
- Letter of Intent or Cooperation from partner agencies and technology adopters
- Gender and Development Score
- Details of Line-Item Budget
- Risk Management Plan
- Curriculum Vitae of Project Leader
For inquiries or comments, you may contact:
ENGR. NIÑALIZA H. ESCORIAL
Chief SRS, Industrial Technology Development Division
5th Level, Science Heritage Building, DOST Complex,
Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City
(+632) 8837-2926Note that only applications with complete documentary requirements will be processed.