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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.

Batac, Ilocos Norte – The Department of Science and Technology and the Mariano Marcos State University–Main Campus (MMSU) launched on Thursday, January 19, the Philippines' first Coastal Engineering and Management R&D Center (COASTER).

The Research Center is housed in MMSU, Batac, Ilocos Norte in partnership with the Kyoto University of Japan, University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute, Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, and other HEIs in Region 1.  

The coastal engineering program will aid in the development of innovations to combat coastal erosion, prototype of coastal flood control infrastructure, data book of flood control structures, and coastal engineering design and guidelines handbook to promote coastal resilience. 

These projects are aimed to protect resources and the coastal communities from coastal erosion and flooding through effective implementation of S&T-based coastal management.

"DOST continues to offer S&T interventions that are anchored on four thematic areas: Wealth creation, through economic development and job creation; wealth protection, through climate and disaster resilience; human well-being, through health, education, access to water and energy; and sustainability, by ensuring protection and conservation of natural resources," DOST Secretary Renato U. Solidum Jr. said.

Secretary Solidum congratulated the research team behind the COASTER led by the program leader, Dr. Nathaniel Alibuyog, for coming up with an innovative approach toward solutions to the coastal erosion threats in the Ilocos region. 

"As a staunch advocate of disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM), I enjoin everyone to take part in these efforts and support the initiatives of DOST, MMSU, and the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte. Rest assured that DOST remains committed to serving the Filipino people through science and technology," he stated. 

Dr.  Alibuyog stated that the establishment of COASTER is in line with DOST strategic framework, particularly with its long-term vision to provide innovative solutions that will lead to higher productivity and better quality of life especially in coastal communities.

Region 1 has the nation’s longest shoreline, at 708km, vulnerably exposed to storm surges and tsunamis. 

For the past years, the region experienced high failure incidence of coastal flood control structures, for example, sea walls. 

This could be attributed to the yearly occurrence of extreme typhoons and the normal tear and wear of infrastructure projects. 

Thus, the need to establish the first wave flume testing facility in the country where COASTER will find ways to improve the way we design and implement our coastal infrastructure.

DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) Executive Director Dr. Enrico C. Paringit also expressed his support for this milestone.

"The Council has high hopes for the future projects of COASTER. We anticipate that more coastal communities will be empowered to use the technologies and innovations of COASTER once they become familiar with the programs, technologies, and resources that this research center provides," Dr. Paringit said. 

Heads of various agencies, as well as provincial and local governments in Region I expressed support for COASTER.  

DOST funded the facility through its Science for Change Program (S4CP) – Niche Center in the Regions (NICER) program and monitored by DOST-PCIEERD.

 

August to October 2022

Pinoy Science STAR Camp 2022 is a search for potential talents to join the Pinoy Science pool of science and technology (S&T) content creators. The hailed Pinoy Science STARs will have access to Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development’s (DOST-PCIEERD) training and knowledge sharing activities in producing effective contents on TikTok particularly about science and other educational approaches.

 

Timeline

 Particulars  Target Date
Media Launch  22 August 2022 
Application Period 22 August 2022 to 22 September 2022 
Evaluation Period  23-26 September 2022 
Announcement of 30 Semifinalists 28 September 2022  
Semifinals Workshop  5 October 2022 
Sending of Semifinal Entries 5-11 October 2022 
Evaluation Period 12-13 October 2022 
Announcement of STAR Campers 17 October 2022 
Confirmation of 10 STAR Campers  17-19 October 2022 
STAR Camp  26-28 October 2022 
Evaluation  28 October 2022 
Announcement of Pinoy Science STARs  28 October 2022 

Guidelines

Application

  • Open to the public age 18 years old and above residing in the Philippines with active TikTok account
  • STAR applicants must create and upload a creative video of him/her with #PinoyScienceSTARako. The introduction video shall contain and explain the following:
  • Video entries should follow the Content Format Guidelines. See the requirements below.
  • All entries shall be set to public
  • One account per unique TikTok user may submit one video entry.
  • The application will run for one month: from 22 August 2022 until 22 September 2022

Content Format Guide

  • Use simple words that can be easily understood by high school students
  • Overall video length: 1 minute to 3 minutes
  • Orientation: Vertical (Formatted to be viewed on a smartphone screen)
  • Dimension/Resolution: 1080×1920
  • Aspect ratio: 9:16 (The aspect ratio should be that of a standard smartphone screen)
  • File type: .mp4 and .mov files
  • Music to be used in the videos should be allowed for commercial use on TikTok

Evaluation

  • Entries will be based on the following Criteria:
  • Delivery of Scientific Knowledge - 35%

    Accuracy of Information - 25%

    Visual Appeal - 20%

    Creativity - 15%

    Online Impact (Computation based on engagement rate) - 5%

Announcement of Semi-finalists and STAR Campers

  • Among the application entries nationwide, only the top 30 entries will proceed to the semifinals. Announcement of semifinalists will be conducted online.
  • Semifinalists are invited to join a virtual training and workshop for free to equip and further improve their skills and capabilities on creating online and impactful contents.
  • The semifinalists will be challenged to create contents that promote more DOST-PCIEERD's programs and research innovations.
  • The top 10 entries from the semifinals challenge will move forward to the Finals.
  • The announcement of 10 finalists or STAR Campers will be done virtually via Pinoy Science Facebook page and TikTok Live.
  • The 10 STAR Campers should confirm their participation in the STAR Camp on or before 19 October 2022, 5:00 PM. Failure to confirm may forfeit their chance to join the camp. The others in rank will be invited to join otherwise.

STAR Camp: The Finale

  • The STAR camp will be a 2-day learning and contest activity. To foster hands-on and more interactive training among the campers, the camp shall be conducted face-to-face in compliance with the health and safety protocol of Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).
  • Prior to the face-to-face activity, the content topics for the contest will be assigned to the campers to give them ample time to conceptualize their content. The training discussions during the star camp will help them refine their concept and give them a chance to consult invited experts.
  • Invited experts are those who have expertise in content creation, social media marketing/communication, and research.
  • Pinoy Science organizers will provide the accommodation and food for all the invited speakers and campers for the whole duration of the event. Travel expenses of the STAR campers will be shouldered by the organizing institution.
  • The final pool of Pinoy Science STAR composed of five (5), will be announced at the latter part of Day 2 program.

Output of the STAR Camp

  • Content topics to be submitted by the campers should feature the projects and programs of DOST-PCIEERD. Submitted TikTok entries from the campers shall be featured on Pinoy Science TikTok and other social media accounts.
  • The five (5) best content creators based on the entry evaluation of the judges will be part of the Pinoy Science STAR.
  • The official Pinoy Science STARs will be tapped by DOST-PCIEERD to create contents for Pinoy Science social media channels. Request for content is bonded with necessary honoraria upon completion. Rates for honoraria shall follow the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Memorandum Circular No. 001, series of 2003, otherwise known as "Revised Implementing Guidelines on the Honoraria to Personnel whose Services are Engaged by the National Science and Technology"
  • The official Pinoy Science STARs will have access to DOST and DOST-PCIEERD learning and development activities and networking and linkages opportunities.

Prizes

Semifinals

  • Free training and workshop
  • Electronic certificate

10 STAR Campers

  • Certificates
  • Pinoy Science and DOST-PCIEERD merchandise
  • TikTok Merchandise

Pinoy Science STARs

A total of 2000 US dollars’ worth of exclusive perks will be given away for the hailed Pinoy Science STARs plus some exclusive rewards from Pinoy Science and TikTok!

  • Each of the three (3) Pinoy Science STAR will receive 500 USD exclusive perks from TikTok together with the following:
    • Certificates
    • Pinoy Science and TikTok plaque/badge
    • Pinoy Science and DOST-PCIEERD merchandise
    • TikTok Merchandise
  • Two special awardees will be chosen by DOST-PCIEERD. They will be part of the final pool of Pinoy Science STARs. They will receive the following:
    • 250 USD exclusive perks
    • Certificates
    • Pinoy Science and TikTok plaque/badge
    • Pinoy Science and DOST-PCIEERD merchandise
    • TikTok Merchandise

Note: The TikTok management will be one to send the exclusive perks to the five (5) Pinoy Science STARs

Terms and Conditions

  • TikTok STAR Camp is open to the public age 18 years old and above residing in the Philippines.
  • By sending entries to Pinoy Science STAR Camp, the participant allows DOST-PCIEERD, without compensation now and the future, to use his/her video/image and/or any statements in the submitted entry from publications, advertising, or other media activities including the Internet.
  • Participants should adhere to TikTok Community Guidelines as stated at www.tiktok.com/community-guidelines
  • The participants shall be deemed to have read and understood the mechanics, Terms and Conditions of the contest, and to have expressly agreed to follow, be bound by and to always comply therewith.
  • Pinoy Science organizers reserve the right and have absolute discretion to disqualify any participant who violates any part of the contest guidelines.
  • In case of any dispute, the decision of the Pinoy Science organizers shall be final, binding, and unappealable.
  • Pinoy Science organizers reserve the right to modify, change, or revise the rules and mechanics of the contest at any time without prior notice and in consultation with DOST-PCIEERD management.

Inquiries

All inquiries for the Pinoy Science STAR Camp should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Follow the social media platforms of Pinoy Science for more updates!

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pinoyscience

TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@pinoyscience

 

Aiming to elevate its science and technology campaigns, the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) is on the lookout for new social media STARs or Science and Technology Advocates of Research.

In partnership with international social media platform TikTok, DOST PCIEERD launched the Pinoy Science STAR competition to look for the next generation science communicators who will have the opportunity to communicate the researches supported by the Council.

The STAR Competition is open to the public, 18 years old and above, resident of the Philippines and with an active Tiktok account.

The application will run from August 22 to September 22, 2022.

Ten winners will be chosen to be the main content creators of the Pinoy Science social media channels and feature PCIEERD’s projects and programs and other S&T and research and development (R&D) initiatives.

Promotional coupons amounting to P110,000 (around 2000 USD) and Tiktok and Pinoy Science exclusive merchandise also await the winners.

“At a time when everyone is barraged with so many alterative channels choices to engage, we should see to it that we supply social media with high-quality research-based information. Science and technology provide understanding and clarity to the pressing challenges w face today.” PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Enrico C. Paringit said.

In October 2020, PCIEERD forged a collaboration with Tiktok Philippines to further promote scientific innovations to the public.

For more details about the Pinoy Science STAR Competition, visit https://bit.ly/PCIEERDSTARCamp2022.


The wind tunnel in the laboratory that simulates wind speeds to test and calibrate small-scale wind turbines.

To advance the Philippines’ capability in harnessing energy from the wind, the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) funded the establishment of the country’s first wind turbine research, development and testing laboratory in Iloilo City that was launched on Tuesday.

Developed and housed by the Central Philippine University (CPU), the laboratory will spearhead R&D initiatives that will serve as basis to help policymakers upgrade and formulate renewable energy (RE) policies, assess island communities’ potential in harnessing wind power and aid local government units (LGUs) in doing so, and provide various testing services to evaluate the performance of wind turbines to ensure that the country’s growing wind farms can maximize RE production.

“As CPU, through its Affiliated Renewable Energy Center (AREC), had been involved in wind energy systems development and installation as early as the 90s, it is high time that we build an R&D and testing lab to analyze the long-term performance of existing wind farms and help the sector take off,” said Project Leader and CPU Mechanical Engineering Department Chairperson Engr. Jeriel G. Militar.

Moreover, the facility will be the venue for training programs on the use of wind tunnels, wind monitoring systems, and prototyping software and hardware. It will also lead to the design of wind turbine prototypes, guides for the conduct of wind resource assessment, and protocols or standard procedures in testing.


From left: DOST-PCIEERD Deputy Executive Director Engr. Niñaliza Escorial, DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña, Central Philippine University President Dr. Teodoro C. Robles, and DOST VI Regional Director Rowen Gelonga led the launching and inauguration of the Wind Turbine Development and Testing Laboratory on 25 May 2022.

“We envision that our initiatives through this lab, coupled with the availability of local support for training, repair, and maintenance, will encourage the adoption of local technologies by the local communities and contribute to the increase in the utilization of wind energy, a clean and renewable energy, in the region,” added Militar.

The lab is strategically established in Panay Island as it is one of the identified suitable places to generate wind power in the Philippines, especially for small-scale wind energy power applications.

DOST-PCIEERD, as the funding and monitoring agency of the project through its Institution Development Program (IDP), is optimistic that CPU’s wind turbine development and testing laboratory will unlock the country’s capability in generating wind energy.

“We are confident that the facility will further showcase the Philippines’ extensive wind potential among Southeast Asian countries, leading the accelerated growth of the wind energy market. This inspires us at DOST-PCIEERD to assist more institutions establish and upgrade their own facilities to enrich their regions with R&D initiatives that uplift the whole nation,” said DOST-PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Enrico C. Paringit.

To date, the IDP has helped set up and upgrade 37 labs all over the country, amounting to a total investment of P194.42 million. The grant covers the purchase of laboratory equipment and facilities, including highly specialized software and other relevant operational expenses.

DOST-PCIEERD will accept proposals under the IDP this year, so interested institutions are recommended to stay updated through the Council’s social media accounts (@dostpcieerd) and/or website at https://www.pcieerd.dost.gov.ph.

To get more details on how to apply, please see https://pcieerd.dost.gov.ph/supported-programs-projects/strategic-thrusts-and-programs/240-institution-development.