Mabalacat, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development is now in search of 323 projects amounting to P5.34 billion for funding in 2025.

On the first leg of its nationwide campaign in this city, DOST PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Enrico C. Paringit urged researchers and scientists to submit their proposals and join the growing number of innovators making a difference in the country.

“We hope our researchers answer the call of the times to step up and provide solutions to the challenges that our fellow Filipinos are facing. Your ideas may be the next big thing that we need to jumpstart our economy,” he said.

In 2022, DOST-PCIEERD received 205 project proposals which received PHP 6.64 billion in funding.

PCIEERD releases its request for proposals two years before a fiscal year to give ample time to put up its annual budget for presentation to the Department of Budget and Management and lawmakers.

Proposals for 2025 should be submitted via the DOST Project Management Information System (DPMIS) from May 1 to May 31, 2023.

Project proposals should focus on the following priority areas: energy; construction; utilities; transportation; food; process; mining and minerals; metals and engineering; advanced materials and nanotechnology; optics and photonics; information and communication technologies; electronics; artificial intelligence (AI); space technology application; convergence of emerging technologies/industry 4.0 and smarter cities; environment; disaster risk reduction-climate change adaptation (DRR-CCA); unmanned vehicle systems; creative industries (games, animation, and film); creative industries; capability development; and science communication.

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