Title Institution Sector Period of Implementation Total Approved Budget Status Description
Establishment of Metal Casting Facility for the Production of Ferrous and Non-ferrous Cast Products for Various Industrial Applications in SOCCSKSARGENMindanao State University - General SantosInfrastructure Development ProgramFebruary 16, 2025 - February 15, 202730,924,180.00New
From Waste to Wealth: Hydrometallurgical Strategies for Bench Scale Extraction of Critical Rare Earth and Strategic Elements from Philippine Coal Fly Ash, and Other Environmental ApplicationsMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyMining and MineralsJanuary 16, 2025 - January 15, 202718,409,460.20New
Green Fragrance with Purpose: Extraction, Characterization, and Functionality of Selected Non-Wood Forest Products as Scent ProductForest Products Research and Development Institute(DOST-FPRDI)ProcessJanuary 01, 2025 - December 31, 202629,220,344.00New
Advancing Sustainable Construction Materials: Development and Evaluation of Bamboo Scrimber Properties using Philippine Bamboo SpeciesForest Products Research and Development Institute(DOST-FPRDI)ConstructionJanuary 01, 2025 - June 30, 202719,056,088.00New
FUTURE-LAB: Fault-Tolerant and User-Friendly Trainer Board for Upcoming Research and Engineering Education Lab Kit Integrating Emerging TechnologiesBulacan State UniversityInformation and Communications TechnologyJanuary 01, 2025 - January 01, 20263,236,372.00New
Optically controlled, active and non-contact micro-Rheometer for Industrial, Medical and Emergency ApplicationsMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU - IIT)NanotechnologyJanuary 01, 2025 - December 31, 202734,276,628.00New
Establishment of Biodegradability, Eco-toxicity, and Compostability Testing Facility in the Philippines (BEC-lab)ITDIEnvironmentJanuary 01, 2025 - December 31, 2027164,376,698.80New
Conference Support for the 51st PSBMB Annual Meeting and ConferenceUniversity of the Philippines - Manila, College of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyHuman Resource DevelopmentNovember 28, 2024 - November 29, 20242,600,000.00New
Conduct of the 26th Samahang Pisika ng Visayas at Mindanao National Physics Conference in conjunction with the 2024 International Conference on Advanced Functional Materials and Nanotechnology, and 2024 International Meeting on Complex SystemsMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyHuman Resource DevelopmentOctober 17, 2024 - October 19, 20242,310,000.00New
The 32nd International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2024)Ateneo de Manila UniversityHuman Resource DevelopmentAugust 01, 2024 - December 31, 20245,731,000.00New
DEVELOPMENT OF IoT AND BIG DATA FOR SMART WAREHOUSING INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (SWIMS)Pamantasan ng CabuyaoHuman Resource DevelopmentAugust 01, 2024 - August 01, 20261,090,800.00New
Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines (ASBP)International Symposium and 41st Annual MeetingHuman Resource DevelopmentMay 29, 2024 - May 31, 2024293,000.00New
Research Dissemination: Spatial Regression Modeling and Distribution of Submarine Landslides in the Negros–Sulu Trench SystemUniversity of the Philippines (UP)Human Resource DevelopmentApril 12, 2024 - April 21, 2024259,047.23New
RePET: Reinforced Waste PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) bottle-derived 3D Printing Thermoplastic Filament with Carbon Nanomaterials from Durian RindsUniversity of Mindanao - BoltonHuman Resource DevelopmentApril 01, 2024 - March 31, 20251,224,860.00New
Agro-industrial residues for Geopolymeric amplification by silica-cellulose (AirGas) nanocomposite for fire-resistive building materialsUniversity of Mindanao - BoltonHuman Resource DevelopmentApril 01, 2024 - March 31, 20251,239,460.00New
Sustainable Development Research and Publication Seminar Series by Visiting Professor Dominic FooHuman Resource DevelopmentMarch 15, 2024 - September 14, 2024110,352.94New
[ADNU MAGIS – Maximizing Alliances for a Greater Innovative Society] Establishing a Technology Business Incubator for Transformative Society through Innovative IoT SolutionsAteneo De Naga UniversityTechnology Transfer & CommercializationMarch 01, 2024 - February 28, 202618,063,150.00New
Research Dissemination: Development and Implementation of Drone Attachment Tank Sprayer (D.A.T.S)University of Santo TomasHuman Resource DevelopmentFebruary 25, 2024 - March 02, 2024136,300.00New
GREEN MINING TECHNOLOGY: ASSESSMENT OF THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE COMMUNITY-LED INTEGRATED NON-CYANIDE NON-MERCURY GOLD EXTRACTION METHOD (CLINNGEM)Central Luzon State UniversityPolicy Development and AdvocacyFebruary 16, 2024 - July 15, 20255,998,946.00New
PHA-based Composites for Commodity Polymer Products Development (PH-App)University of the Philippines - Los Banos (UPLB)ProcessFebruary 12, 2024 - February 11, 202620,234,596.00New
Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Production from Less Recalcitrant Biomass and Waste Feedstocks: Process Efficiency Enhancements, Strain Improvement, and Scaleup ValidationUniversity of the Philippines - Los Banos (UPLB)ProcessFebruary 12, 2024 - February 11, 202764,666,628.70New
SwarmGrids: Empowering off-grid island communities through interconnected microgrid clustersEnergyFebruary 01, 2024 - January 31, 202518,474,197.73New
SPArC: Synergy in solid fuel production from agri-industrial wet biomass for industrial boilerMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyEnergyFebruary 01, 2024 - January 31, 202623,303,840.00New
Presentation of Scientific Outputs in a Conference- The 48th International Conference & Exposition on Advanced Ceramics & Composites (ICACC 2024)Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 25, 2024 - February 04, 2024297,154.00New
2024 International Workshop on Mathematical Biology (IWOMB 2024)Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 22, 2024 - January 25, 2024400,000.00New
5th International Symposium of the Vacuum Society of the Philippines (ISVSP 2024)Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 17, 2024 - January 19, 2024230,500.00New
Research Attachment for PhD Dissertation on Novel Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC): Design, Fabrication, Testing, and CharacterizationHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 15, 2024 - January 15, 20251,649,732.00New
Characterization of Extreme Wave Event (Tsunami/Storm Surge) Deposits through Advanced Sedimentological TechniquesHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 15, 2024 - June 28, 2024455,400.00New
Elucidating Lignocellulose Composition, Ultrastructure and Thermochemical Properties of Diverse Banana Cultivar Residues for Optimization of Bioethanol ProductionHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 15, 2024 - January 14, 2025577,500.00On-going
HYDROGEN SEEP: Sustainable rock-derived Energy Exploration in the PhilippinesPhilippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI)EnergyJanuary 14, 2024 - January 13, 202620,614,383.00New
Conduct of an International Conference on Mixed Reality Technology and the Industry: Synergizing Partnerships in Advancing Research, Knowledge, and Service (SPARKS) International Conference 2024Our Lady of Fatima UniversityHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 02, 2024 - July 02, 20241,131,100.00New.
Support for the Operation of the SOCCSKSARGEN Industry, Energy, Emerging Technologies Research and Development Consortium (SOXIEERDC) for CY2024Department of Science and Technology - Region 12 (DOST 12) Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 02, 2024 - December 27, 20241,100,000.00New
Application of Ionometallurgy for Recovery and Extraction of copper from Copper Ore and Artisanal Copper-Gold Tailings (i-REACT)Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI)Mining and MineralsJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 20247,631,982.00New
Green Extraction of Philippine Agricultural Wastes for the Development of Cosmetic Lyophilized Active Ingredients in Microcapsules (CLAIM) against Skin Oxidative StressDOST-Industrial Technology Development InstituteProcessJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 202543,490,635.60New
BAMCRETE: Science and Technology Intervention to Improve the Properties of Bamboo Reinforced ConcreteForest Products Research and Development Institute(DOST-FPRDI)ConstructionJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 20255,490,742.00New
Green Building Solutions: Advancing Lightweight Sandwich Panels from Agri-Forest WastesForest Products Reesearch and Development Institute (FPRDI)ConstructionJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 202520,830,116.00New
Bamboo based CNF aerogel infused with ecofriendly sodium bicarbonate as fire retardant additive in insulation materialsForest Products Research and Development Institute(DOST-FPRDI)ConstructionJanuary 01, 2024 - June 30, 202612,558,004.00On-going
Serious Games for Promoting Coherent Knowledge and Developing Critical and Problem Solving Skills in Tertiary MathematicsAteneo de Manila UniversityCreative Industries, Information and Communications TechnologyJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 202513,064,613.90New
Evaluation of Wastewater Treatment for Emerging Contaminants of Concerns with Eco-Biological Parameters (WaTECs)University of the Philippines - Los Banos (UPLB)EnvironmentJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 202547,629,692.47NewProject Component 1: Assessment of the Treatment Mechanisms: Sorption and Biodegradation of Emerging Contaminants of Concern (ECoCs)  - UPLB   Project Component 2: Wastewater Treatment for Emerging Contaminants of Concerns using Advanced Oxidation Processes (WaTECs AOP)  - DLSU   Project Component 3: Evaluation of Wastewater Treatment Systems using Biological Parameters - UPM
The application of nanomaterials on electrochemical sensor (NATROSENSOR) for rapid, cost-effective and sensitive detection of various antibiotics in wastewaterUniversity of the Philippines - Los Banos (UPLB)EnvironmentJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 202512,493,811.10New
Aligning the Capabilities of Metro Manila’s Local Legal Metrology Authorities to the ASEAN Guidelines for Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments (NAWI) and Fuel DispensersITDIMetals and EngineeringJanuary 01, 2024 - June 30, 202510,597,404.00New    The Local Government Code mandates Local Government Units (LGUs) to ensure the correctness of weights and measures used in trade and commerce for consumer protection, to promote health and safety, the protection of the environment, and the correct collection of internal revenue and taxes. However, weights and measures are primarily technical and need special training, knowledge, and skills for their proper application.   The implementation of legal metrology at the local government level has fallen short in the past decades due to insufficient interventions by the government and awareness on metrology. This resulted in lack of reliance in regulatory activities of the government and the inability of regulators to detect new forms of fraud due to changing technology. No matter how frequently regulatory campaigns are executed, the dangers of inaccurate measurements and dishonesty will be prevalent if the employed methods and procedures do not keep up with the methods and techniques used for fraud.   Given said situations, the DOST-ITDI proposes a project to provide the regulators of the seventeen (17) LGUs in Metro with the necessary training to keep up with their mandate and assess their competence after the training through a proficiency testing activity. With the implementation of this project, the LGUs of Metro Manila will be able to improve the competency of the appointed legal metrology authorities in their respective local jurisdiction. With this improved competency, each LGU will be able to show their local citizens, the government’s commitment in delivering quality public service. The LGU and the national government, through the DOST, working hand-in-hand to promote the public’s welfare and provide them protection as consumers. At the same time, the DOST through ITDI-NML will be able to showcase that science and technology works for the people. That science and technology interplaying with the law is an effective way of ensuring that policies of the government are well researched and are based on internationally accepted standards. The project also takes metrology to the forefront, as an area of scientific study with legal application, and that the government is continuously supporting and promoting metrology because it sees the intangible benefits metrology can provide to the general public.   The project will run for 18 (eighteen) months and will be undertaken by DOST-ITDI with the participation of Metro Manila LGUs.  
Irradiated AquaBlocks Biofilm Carriers (i-ABC)Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI)Nanotechnology, Material ScienceJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 20268,635,869.80New
Progressive Innovations on Natural fibers of Aklan (PINA) for Aklan Piña Mantra Association, Inc.Aklan State UniversityHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2024 - June 30, 2024693,400.00New
Development of Electro-responsive Membranes for Desalination ApplicationMapua University Nanotechnology, Material ScienceJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 20265,946,200.00New
Support for the Operation of the Western Visayas Consortium for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (WVCIEERD) for the Year 2024Iloilo Science and Technology UniversityHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 20242,529,316.00New
Support for the Operation of the Eastern Visayas Consortium of Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology, Research and Development for the Year 2024Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 20241,736,240.00New
Support for the 2024 Operationalization of Eastern Mindanao Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research Alliance for Development (EMIEERALD) ConsortiumDOST CARAGAHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 20241,390,000.00New
Support for the Operation of the Davao Region Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technologies R&D Consortium (DRIEERDC) for CY 2024DOST XIHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 20241,270,000.00New
Strengthening Government-Industry-Academe Collaboration through the Northern Mindanao Consortium for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (NorMinCIEERD) CY 2024DOST XHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 20241,300,000.00New
Sustaining the Operation of the Zamboanga Industry, Energy, and EmergingTechnology Research and Development Consortium for 2024Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 20241,578,838.00New
Support Program for the Cordillera Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development Consortium’s Operations and ServicesDOST Cordillera Administrative RegionHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 20241,300,000.00On-going
Support for Ilocos Consortium for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and DevelopmentDepartment of Science and Technology - Region 1 (DOST 1)Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 20241,150,000.00On-going
Support to Operation of Central Luzon Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development Consortium for CY 2024DOST Cordillera Administrative RegionHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 20241,269,000.00On-going
Support for the Operation of the Cagayan Valley Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development Consortium for CY 2024Department of Science and Technology - Region 2 (DOST 2)Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 20241,150,000.00On-going
OPERATIONALIZATION OF THE METROPOLITAN MANILA INDUSTRY, ENERGY, AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM (MMIEERDC)DOST NCRHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 20241,200,000.00On-going
Effect of doping In2O3 in Superconducting Properties of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d filmsHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 2024285,200.00New
UTILIZATION OF BANANA PEEL WASTES FROM AGRO-INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING AS ALTERNATIVE FLOUR AND DIETARY FIBER SOURCE AND ITS APPLICATIONSITDIFoodJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 202510,220,472.00New
Natural Fiber-based Textiles Innovations for Green and Smart Structural Interiors, Reinforcement and Retrofitting Solutions for Masonry and StructuresPhilippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI)ConstructionJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 202529,418,825.60New
Development and optimization of fiber-reinforced engineered cementitious composites for 3D printed concreteBataan Peninsula State University - Main CampusConstructionJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 202535,390,752.00New
Halal Transparent Traceability System with Autonomous IoT Support for Halal-and-Tayeb Cacao Products (HATTS-V2)University of Southeastern Philippines - MainFoodJanuary 01, 2024 - December 31, 202512,227,224.00New
Application of Retort Pouch Packaging Technology in the Development of Shelf Stable Ready to Eat Adlai Products (Coix-lacryma-jobi L.)Industrial and Technology Development Institute (ITDI)FoodDecember 18, 2023 - December 17, 20257,055,158.00New
Bench-scale Monolaurin Production for Food ApplicationIndustrial and Technology Development Institute (ITDI)FoodDecember 18, 2023 - June 17, 202511,083,499.31New
Conversion of Conventional Passenger Bus to Electric Public Utility Bus (ePUB)Cagayan State University - Tuguegarao (Carig)Transportation, EnergyDecember 16, 2023 - December 15, 202562,729,197.00New
MICROGRIDTERPRISES in GIDA thru CEST: Installation of Microgrid Renewable Energy Systems and Establishment of Agri-Agro Microenterprises in Geographical Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas in Selected Provinces of Davao Region through Community Empowerment through Science and TechnologyDOST XIEnergyDecember 02, 2023 - December 01, 202558,740,000.00On-goingThe MICROGRIDTERPRISES project is a transformational solution for inclusive development by incorporating environmentally friendly agri-agro practices that convert raw agricultural produce into bioproducts. It aims to achieve sustainable community electrification in the selected GIDAs of the Davao region through innovative renewable energy technologies and opportunities by improving community engagement, partnership and collaboration, promotion, and capacity building.  
A Preliminary Investigation on the Efficiency of Ulva lactuca from Mandaue City, Cebu as a biofilmHuman Resource DevelopmentDecember 01, 2023 - May 01, 202429,200.00New
Strategic and Collaborative Alliance for Leveraging Ecosystem of Startups (SCALE) - NCRMiriam CollegeTechnology Transfer & CommercializationNovember 17, 2023 - November 16, 202545,213,620.00New
Valorization of compounds from wastes of vetiver essential oil productionDOST-Forest Products Research and Development InstituteProcessNovember 16, 2023 - November 15, 20259,220,234.00On-going
Development of Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Salterns: Best Practices, Standardization, Site Mapping, and Design of Pilot Saltern FarmMariano Marcos State University (MMSU)Metals and EngineeringNovember 16, 2023 - November 15, 202537,096,200.40New
Establishment of Salt R&D Center through Technology, Competence, and Services DevelopmentPangasinan State University - Urdaneta CityMetals and EngineeringNovember 16, 2023 - November 15, 202559,010,630.00NewThis project will focus on the establishment of the Asin R&D Center which will be placed at Pangasinan State University. This center will have modern laboratory testing equipment, facilities like a training/workshop area, and a salt production technology demo area. Overall, the project will be the facility for salt production research and development.
Artisan Salt Technology Innovation and PreservationProjectPresident Ramon Magsaysay State UniversityFood, Metals and EngineeringNovember 16, 2023 - November 15, 20257,486,560.00New
Value-Adding of Sea Salt and Utilization of its By-ProductsDon Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU)Food, Metals and EngineeringNovember 16, 2023 - November 15, 20257,549,500.00New
Establishment of Adaptive Sanitation Robotics Technology & Intelligent ComputingCenter for Various Industrial Applications (Project ARTIC+)Saint Mary's UniversityInfrastructure Development ProgramNovember 01, 2023 - October 31, 20258,083,034.00New
PreMESS (Predicting Meat Supply System): A Decision Support System for Forecasting Meat Supply in Davao City using Geospatial and Predictive Analytics for National Meat Inspection Services RTOC XIUniversity of Mindanao - BoltonHuman Resource DevelopmentNovember 01, 2023 - October 31, 20241,530,000.00New
AI-Powered Weather Forecasting for a Resilient Philippines (AI-4RP)Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)Disaster Mitigation, Artificial IntelligenceNovember 01, 2023 - October 31, 2025136,254,311.00New
HEIRIT ReSEED: Establishment of MIMAROPA Ventures and Innovation Network (MVINeT)DOST IV-BTechnology Transfer & CommercializationOctober 31, 2023 - September 01, 20241,800,000.00New
Higala MSME Banking: A mobile business banking app to drive digital financial inclusion for MSMEs in MindanaoHyperstacks Inc.Technology Transfer & CommercializationOctober 24, 2023 - October 23, 20245,789,136.00New
(Young Innovators Program 2023) Saling-Wika: The Application of Gamification Aspects in Developing a Filipino Sign Language Learning AppAngeles University FoundationHuman Resource DevelopmentOctober 23, 2023 - October 22, 2024568,890.70New
"GUMS, RESINS, OILS AND WOODCRAFT TECHNOLOGY HUB (G.R.O.W.T.H.)"Cebu Normal University - MainInfrastructure Development ProgramOctober 17, 2023 - October 17, 202511,649,150.00New         Our project proposal outlines the establishment of Gums, Resins, Oils, and Woodcraft Technology Hub (G.R.O.W.T.H.). This multidisciplinary facility aims to serve as a hub for advanced research, innovation, and collaboration in the fields of natural products, materials science, and woodworking. The GROWTH Lab will be equipped with state-of-the-art tools and equipment to facilitate comprehensive studies on plant-based materials such as plant gums, essential resins, oils and will bring together experts, researchers, and enthusiasts to explore the full spectrum of these natural resources, fostering creativity and advancing knowledge in sustainable materials and craftsmanship. The GROWTH Lab will spearhead research, development and innovation of gums, resins and oils from native flora in the Visayas region focusing on their potential use in pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industry.  Under the circular economy framework, the GROWTH Lab will also include waste valorization studies of waste and discarded materials from aromatic plants and spices processing to produce value-added bark powder, hydrosol and wooden poles. These raw materials will be used for commercial product development and wood-based products that would provide livelihood opportunities to our partner communities. This lab supports the NEDA Innovation Grant given to CNU (4.9M) anchored on social innovation titled “From farm to market: Co-creating the cinnamon industry in Cebu, Philippines”
Research and Development Laboratory for the Improvement of WasteWater from Sugar-Related Industries (SRI RnD Lab)Technological University of the Philippines - VisayasInfrastructure Development ProgramOctober 16, 2023 - October 15, 20257,540,000.00New
Level Up Western Visayas: Unleashing the Potential of a Cohesive Ecosystem for Startup Growth and Innovation in the regionIloilo Science and Technology UniversityTechnology Transfer & CommercializationOctober 16, 2023 - October 15, 20259,647,144.00New
Stabilization of Network Infrastructure for the Information Systems (IS) Harmonization of the DOST SystemPlanning and Evaluation Service (PES) Information and Communications TechnologyOctober 16, 2023 - October 15, 202444,592,032.00New
Project IOT-POD: Development of an IoT Printed Circuit Board and Online Dashboard for SIoT and IIoTUniversity of Perpetual Help System DALTA - MolinoInformation and Communications TechnologyOctober 15, 2023 - October 14, 20255,779,212.00New
Enhancement and Market Validation of kazam™ (an online matching platform) for kasambahays and homeownersAzcalun Inc.Technology Transfer & CommercializationOctober 09, 2023 - April 08, 20254,430,140.00Newkazam™ is an online platform to connect Homeowners with Kasambahays performing household roles such as child care, senior care, cook, maid, family driver, houseboy, and store assistant.  DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGY kazam™ was conceptualized by the founders in April 2021. We conducted market research to validate the concept and the state of the market, created our business plan, and chose a software development partner to create our Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Minimum Viable Product release (mobile web app) We chose to release our MVP as a mobile web app at https://kazam.ph/ using Responsive Web Design, which is a technique for designing application websites to be properly viewed on both mobile phone and desktop web browsers. This decision was made to enable users to sign up and begin using the platform without installing an app and also allow us to introduce new application features without requiring users to download updated versions of our apps. We planned to release the mobile app versions of the kazam™ platform for both Android and iOS once the product was more stable as users would have had to download app updates in order to get access to new features. Development of the platform began in August 2021, with the first version of kazam™ being released as a mobile web app in December 2021. The core of the kazam™ platform is hosted on cloud servers provided by Digital Ocean, which is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider. This enabled us to have computing infrastructure without an upfront capital outlay as we pay for computing services that we use monthly on a Pay-As-You-Go basis. The web application front end is built using the React framework, while the backend is built using ASP.NET (a free, cross-platform, and open-source version of the .NET development platform originally introduced by Microsoft) as well as components provided by Google under the brand Firebase. One-time PINs to verify mobile numbers were sent with APIs provided by Twilio and email notifications were sent using Mailgun. The use of these components and APIs enabled kazam™ to have advanced capabilities without having to code everything from scratch. Mobile App releases As we introduced the kazam™ platform to our users, many of them asked if it was available as an app. We also received multiple requests for guidance on how to navigate to the website https://kazam.ph/ using their mobile browsers. Further chats with these users led us to the insight that many of them had limited computer literacy, but were very familiar with mobile apps. This led us to accelerate our original plan, resulting in the kazam™ mobile apps for Android and iOS being released in June 2022. The mobile app was built using the Ionic framework, which is a framework that enabled us create mobile apps for both Android and iOS by reusing most of the mobile web app’s React code. This allows up to keep maintenance costs at a minimum as most of the front-end code is shared across both mobile app operating systems and the mobile web app, which remains active. A later release also included the capability for kazam™’s administrators to chat directly with users, thus creating a trusted channel for support as well as market research. SMS Notifications release Analysis of user activity in the kazam™ platform led to the conclusion that many kasambahay users were not frequent visitors to the website or the apps. This left a number of chat requests from homeowners going unread for days, which in turn led to homeowner dissatisfaction with the app. To address this problem, we introduced SMS notifications for new chat requests sent to kasambahays in March 2023. As part of this release, we also switched our SMS sending service from Twilio to m360, Inc. which reduced our cost per SMS message. kazam™ is currently free for all users. The kazam logo and app icon are trademarked with the Philippine Intellectual Property Office (serial numbers 514329 and 514351, respectively). Current User Experience: To use the kazam™ platform, one must either use a web browser to go to https://kazam.ph/ or download the kazam™ mobile app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. From the main page of either the web app or the mobile app, the user needs to create either a Kasambahay profile or a Homeowner profile. kazam™ uses mobile numbers as the login ID*.  The user enters their mobile number and preferred password, and consents to the Terms & Conditions and Data Privacy Policy.  The mobile number is verified by asking the user to key in a one-time PIN (OTP) sent to them via SMS.  Once a mobile number is used to create a profile, it cannot be reused to create another. The registration process includes answering a series of questions, with most of the answers appearing in the user’s profile. Once a profile is created you can browse the profiles that match yours. Kasambahays will only see Homeowner profiles and Homeowners will only see Kasambahay profiles. * Note: The use of mobile numbers as a login ID is our primary filter against fraud.  We require users to sign up for kazam™ with their mobile numbers to make it harder to create multiple identities on our platform (prospective scammers would need to purchase multiple SIM cards, entailing cost and extra effort). We made this choice in anticipation of the SIM Card Registration Act (Republic Act 11934, enacted on October 10, 2022). As of May 23, 2023, 57.71% of all SIM cards purchased before December 27, 2022 have been registered with their respective public telecommunications entities (National Telecommunications Commission, 2023).  All SIM cards purchased after December 27, 2022 were similarly registered with their respective PTEs prior to activation.  Once full compliance with the Act is achieved, there will be a real, validated identity behind each of kazam™’s profiles, thus enabling scam victims to take legal recourse when necessary.  kazam™ currently matches kasambahays and homeowners based on the following attributes: salary, location, role, and living arrangement. The salary is used to exclude kasambahays with desired salaries that exceed the homeowner budget, or homeowners with maximum budgets below the kasambahay’s desired salary. The values are then scored based on desirability (e.g., overlap between the kasambahay’s profile roles and homeowner’s desired roles, kasambahay proximity to homeowner search location). Scores are then combined into a weighted average to derive a final score used for sorting non-excluded matches. For display purposes, matches are grouped into cohorts based on the recency of online activity such that more recently active users are shown to the searcher first. Although both Kasambahay and Homeowner user types can see matched profiles, only Homeowners can initiate a chat with a Kasambahay. If a Kasambahay is interested in a Homeowner’s profile, he or she can tap the “kaway” (wave) icon to notify that Homeowner of their availability to chat now and their interest to apply. If a Homeowner is interested in a Kasambahay’s profile, he or she can either short-list the Kasambahay by marking them as a favorite, or directly initiate a chat with the Kasambahay. Homeowners can also choose to hide Kasambahay profiles that they are not interested in. Once a chat is initiated by the Homeowner, the Kasambahay can reply with their own messages.  Both Kasambahays and Homeowners are able to send both text messages and attachments like photos or files such as valid government IDs, NBI Clearance, and the like in the Chat. Users also have the option to Report Abuse in the event of abusive or fraudulent behavior from the user they are chatting with. All chats between users are 1-on-1 and can only be between a Homeowner and a Kasambahay. Proposed changes to user experience: We need to improve the safety of kazam™ given rising reports of scams perpetrated by users of the platform. kazam™ currently relies on users to report abusive / fraudulent behavior by other users using a built-in app feature. Only 0.8% of kazam™’s users have been reported, with 54% of those reports resulting in a ban (Source: kazam™’s internal data as of April 26, 2023). However, most of the reports are submitted after the reporter has already been the victim of a pera padala scheme. We propose to introduce a Scam Scanner that will detect signs of fraudulent or risky behavior in real time so that our users become less likely to fall to such schemes. In addition, we propose to introduce identify verification and liveness checks to establish that users are presenting their real-world identities and voice/video calls to provide users with a richer medium for evaluating each other’s character. The table below describes other changes that we propose to make to kazam™’s user experience.   CURRENT PROPOSED (in addition to current) Registration Process Mandatory profile details: mobile number, password, first and last name, birth date, sex. Mandatory work-related information: role/s, living arrangement, salary, location Optional details: user photo (for profile), email address (for system notifications) Optional identity verification using photos of valid ID, and live selfies (e-KYC and Liveness Check) Optional matching details: personality profile via personality test Optional work-related details: kasambahay skills via questionnaire, homeowner household profile via questionnaire Matching Algorithm salary, role, living arrangement, location For kasambahays: personality For homeowners: household profile Mode of Communication Text chat Voice / Video Calls Customer Journey Registration -> Browsing of matched profile -> text chat Registration -> Browsing of matched profile -> text chat or voice/video call -> “hire” button (for homeowner) and “agree” button (for kasambahay) -> automatically generated contract to be sent via chat to both parties Profiles Homeowner: Photo (optional), First Name, Location, Online Activity, Role, and autogenerated job posting Kasambahay: Photo (optional), First Name, Age, Sex, Location, Online Activity, Role/s, Salary, Living Arrangement and autogenerated bio Homeowner: Photo Verified Tag (for those who did  e-KYC), First Name, Location, Online Activity, Role, and auto-generated job posting, and history of hiring within the platform Kasambahay: Photo, Verified Tag (for those who did  e-KYC), First Name, Age, Sex, Location, Online Activity, Role/s, Salary, Living Arrangement and autogenerated bio, skills, hiring history within the platform, (resume style) Admin One user access Multi-user access with role-based permissions Scam Reporting Reported by users Suspicious behavior flagged in real-time by the platform for immediate investigation using AI/ML Scam prevention Mobile number verification via OTP  e-KYC and Liveness Check, Voice/Video Call, GPS locator, Internal flagging of suspicious behavior within the platform in real time Skills Upgrading None Will have links in the platform for different courses by TESDA Business Model Free Freemium model based on result of testing and validation Suggested salary budget for homeowner and expected salary for kasambahay None Homeowner: Will get prompts on current salary range of Kasambahays actively seeking work in the platform Kasambahay: Will get prompts on current budget range of Homeowners actively looking for kasambahays in the platform   We currently capture mandatory profile details such as contact and demographic information including mobile number (used as login ID and validated via SMS one-time PIN), password, first and last name, birth date, and sex. We capture user consent to our Terms & Conditions and Data Privacy Policy. We also capture mandatory work-related information such as role/s, living arrangement, salary, and location. We give users the option to upload profile photos to improve profile quality and provide their email address for system notifications. The proposed enhancements will allow us to offer to all users optional electronic Know-Your-Customer (e-KYC) checks and liveness checks for identity verification. Successfully verified users will be tagged as such with an indicator on their profile. For Kasambahays, we will also capture kasambahay skills and personality profile via questionnaires. For Homeowners, we will capture the household profile via questionnaire. The current matching algorithm is based on salary, role, living arrangement, and location. The proposed enhancement will add a personality matching algorithm based on the Kasambahay-Household Correspondence Scale for kasambahay and a household profile will be added. This aims to add work compatibility as a matching dimension in order to facilitate better working relationships between kasambahays and homeowners. The current mode of communication within the platform is via chat. The proposed enhancement will add voice/video calls so that interviews can be done face-to-face, albeit virtually, giving an added level of security as both users would be able to get a better sense of each other. The current customer journey starts with sign-up/registration, followed by browsing of matched profiles. Homeowners can initiate chats, which become two-way once the kasambahay replies to the message. This is where the current journey ends, at candidate interviews. Because of this, we are currently not able to capture how many of the interactions on the kazam™ platform lead to an actual hiring. The proposed enhancement will extend the journey up to the hiring decision. The homeowner will be presented a hire button on the chat screen. If the homeowner presses the button, an accept button will be presented to the kasambahay. Once the kasambahay presses the button, an automatically generated contract will be sent in the chat to both parties. This will facilitate homeowner and kasambahay compliance with the Batas Kasambahay of 2013. In addition, the use of the hiring journey will also enable kazam™ to track the number of actual hirings within the platform. Homeowner profiles currently contain the following information: Photo (optional), First Name, Location, Online Activity, Role, and auto-generated job posting. In addition to the currently available details, the enhanced Homeowner profiles will also include the history of hirings in the platform. Kasambahay profiles currently contain the following information: Photo (optional), First Name, Age, Sex, Location, Online Activity, Role/s, Salary, Living Arrangement, and auto-generated bio. In addition to the currently available details, the enhanced Kasambahay profiles will include their skills and history of hirings in the kazam™ platform in a resumé format. The kazam™ admin dashboard allows authorized administrators to change some configurable elements in the platform as well as track users, including those who were reported for abusive behavior, ban users, view registered referrals by current users, broadcast messages to multiple users, and initiate a one-on-one chat with users for market research, feedback, and other support activities. As only one user can currently access the admin dashboard, we propose to build multi-user access with role-based permissions so that specific tasks can be outsourced to specific team members instead of remaining action items for the single administrator. Adding edit and access logging will help protect user data privacy while also establishing accountability for control setting changes and other actions performed on the admin dashboard. Scams are reported to authorized administrators when a user presses the Report Abuse button in the chat. Reported users are queued for administrator investigation to determine whether the reported user should be banned. With our proposed development of the Scam Scanner, suspicious behavior will be flagged by the platform in real time with the use of AI/ML, without need for a manual report. This will allow us to respond and protect our users even before a scam happens. Currently, one-time PIN verification is the only anti-scam technology that we have in place. We propose to introduce features like e-KYC and Liveness Check, Voice/Video Call, GPS locator, and internal flagging of suspicious behavior within the platform in real time to strengthen scam prevention within the platform. Aside from roles in kasambahay profiles, skill information is not currently being captured. There are no active programs to facilitate upskilling. With the planned partnership with TESDA we intend to include links in the platform for different courses offered by TESDA, to inform our kasambahay users about trainings that can make them more marketable. kazam™ is currently free for all users. With this project, we plan to put up our paywall and begin monetizing what our studies reveal to be the most marketable features. This is key to making the platform sustainable and able to continuously innovate to serve our users. Discussions with various Kasambahays and Homeowners revealed the insight that a common source of frustration was the low number of matches for their profiles or search criteria. Detailed analysis shows that this is usually due to kasambahays with salary expectations that are too high or homeowners with budgets that are too low in relation to their matched users. We propose to address this mismatch by displaying prompts to guide Homeowners on the range of salaries expected by Kasambahays matching their search criteria. We will similarly display prompts to Kasambahays to guide them on the range of budgets from Homeowners seeking similarly skilled kasambahays. We expect that the prompts will suffice to nudge our users to update salary expectations to increase the number of matches. PROBLEM-SOLUTION FIT: Homeowners in the Philippines often face challenges when trying to hire a kasambahay or domestic worker through traditional channels such as agencies or referrals. The limited pool of available candidates through these methods means that homeowners are forced to resort to trial-and-error hiring, which results in added cost, inconvenience, and stress. On the other hand, although online hiring platforms can offer a wider and readily available pool of candidates, safety concerns remain a major barrier to adoption. Real-Life Example (Homeowner): Nikki is a civil engineer, married, and a mother of two who recently gave birth to her youngest child. As her husband is from a traditional family, the child care responsibilities are squarely on her shoulders. She sources her nannies via referrals and manpower agencies. However, none of them have stayed more than three months. Whenever she does not have a nanny or maid, she either has to miss work or leave her children at her parents’ house. Missing work to care for her children is a source of stress as she worries about the work at the office that is not being done because of her absence. Leaving her children with her parents also worries her as her parents are senior citizens whose limited agility makes them not fully capable of looking after her toddler and new-born child. The opportunities she has been given to work from home leaves her unable to fully concentrate on the work because of the need to look after her children. She is very frustrated and is seriously thinking of giving up her high-paying job rather than waiting to be fired because of poor performance. She is wary of trying online channels for hiring due to trust issues. Kasambahays also face difficulties in seeking employment through traditional channels. New kasambahays lack full documentation to satisfy agency requirements and have limited networks for referrals. Applying through agencies may also entail cost and long waiting periods. Once they are hired, kasambahays may not stay due to personality clashes with the household, mismatched expectations on tasks and working conditions, or overall dissatisfaction. As losing their source of income can be particularly devastating for kasambahays who need to support their families, they may try to stay longer even in a toxic environment. Out of necessity, kasambahays are more open-minded about looking for work online. However, their limited computer literacy leaves them focused on using social media to find work opportunities. Real-Life Example (Kasambahay): Ching is a single mom with four kids who works as an all-around maid. She was looking for work because she was let go by her previous employer. She cannot afford to lose her job for long as she has five mouths to feed. She had a high salary with her previous employer, unfortunately she could not stand her boss and the demands of the household. She was able to find a new work opportunity via referral by another maid she knows, but unfortunately the new employer’s budget is 40% lower than her previous salary. She initially refused the job, but ended up taking the job after a couple of days because she was desperate. Her employer agreed to let her continue to look for a new job that is at par or closer to her previous salary as long as she commits to find a replacement before she leaves. She was unable to find a new job in her six months with the new employer, after which she had to be let go because of a personality clash with the new employer’s tenured nanny. As Ching did not have a new job opportunity when she left, she was forced to rely on her boyfriend and loans to keep her afloat until she finds a new job. kazam™ seeks to address these challenges by offering a user-friendly online platform that connects both homeowners and kasambahays to a pool of readily available employees and actively searching employers, respectively. kazam™ aims to equip the platform with tools to facilitate safety, and matching capabilities that will promote better employee-to-employer fit with the goal of establishing a good working relationship. By adding new features and leveraging the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning, kazam™ aims to simplify the process of finding and hiring a kasambahay thereby contributing to Sustainable Development Goal #8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. PRODUCT kazam™ aims to enhance the current platform to make it a trustworthy option for hiring kasambahays. We plan to build a hiring journey into the platform that will result in an automated contract between Homeowner and Kasambahays to make compliance to the Kasambahay Law simpler. By doing this we will also be able to get an indication of the hiring rate within the platform. We aim to make the users feel safer by detecting fraud or risky behavior in real time by incorporating artificial intelligence/machine learning technologies. We will also add features that verify identities like electronic Know-Your-Customer (e-KYC) and liveness check, providing Video Chat for interviews that allows both party to meet virtually and assess each other. GPS location which can verify locations of users in real time to assess if they are telling the truth. Lastly we aim to match kasambahays and homeowner in a smarter way by adding a kasambahay personality and household profile dimension into our matching algorithm to achieve a work-fit for both users that will hopefully result in a good working relationship. VALUE PROPOSITION kazam™ helps Kasambahays and Homeowners who want to connect directly to each other by offering them a simpler, safer, and smarter way to meet online. kazam™ will have a clear advantage over its direct competitors because it will be the only platform that will have verified users for both Kasambahay and Homeowners, security features like Video Call and GPS Location and a Scam Scanner to detect fraud and risky behavior in real time. The matching algorithm that includes a kasambahay’s personality and household profiles to determine working compatibility will give kazam™ a solid advantage over its direct competitors as none of them currently have this feature. kazam™’s matching algorithm combined with direct access to a pool of employers and employees will give it an edge over its direct and indirect competitors or what we refer to as the traditional channels for sourcing kasambahays. kazam™ can be accessed at any time and from anywhere in the Philippines, offering convenient access to a nationwide pool of both kasambahay candidates and homeowners seeking household help. kazam™’s upcoming security features will help address concerns about security and protect both user groups. The smarter matching algorithm will reduce trial-and-error hiring and kasambahay turnover as compatibility will already be considered when matching homeowners to kasambahays. Glossary: A/B testing method of market testing where two different options or calls-to-action are presented to two cohorts of users with similar profiles. The system is then able to compare which of the options gets better response rates from users so that the better of the options can be selected for use across all users. In the case of kazam™, A/B testing will be performed to determine the best pricing model by presenting different options to different groups of users. Agencies formally known as Private Employment Agency (PEA), any individual, partnership, corporation, or entity licensed by the Department of Labor and Employment to engage in the recruitment and placement of workers for local employment for roles including kasambahay. It serves as the link between jobseekers and employers. Licensed PEAs help in employment facilitation through traditional modes of recruitment and placement. Their license is a hallmark of their compliance with government requirements and qualifications to ensure that the welfare of jobseekers are protected. API Application Programming Interface. A set of protocols, routines, and tools that enable software applications to be built using pre-built software components. kazam™ uses commercially available APIs to perform common functions like sending SMS messages or emails. Call-to-action prompt on your website or app that asks users to take a specific action. Most call-to-action copy is written as an imperative, or request, like “Sign Up Today” or “Buy Now”. CTAs come in the form of buttons and hyperlinks. CTAs offering premium features at various price points will be used by kazam™ to determine the appropriate freemium business model. CEO Chief Executive Officer, the highest-ranking executive in a company. The CEO is responsible for making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of the company, and acting as the main point of communication between the board of directors and the corporate operations. The CEO is also responsible for setting the company's strategy, direction and vision, and ensuring that the company achieves its financial and operational goals. CFO Chief Financial Officer. The CFO is responsible for managing the financial operations of a company, such as financial planning and analysis, accounting, financial reporting, and risk management. The CFO typically reports to the CEO or board of directors and plays a critical role in decision-making processes related to the company's financial health and growth. CRO Chief Revenue Officer. This senior executive is responsible for overseeing the revenue generation processes of a company. Their primary goal is to increase revenue and ensure that the company is profitable. The CRO is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that can help the company grow its revenue streams, such as identifying new market opportunities, improving customer retention, and optimizing pricing strategies.. CTO Chief Technology Officer. This executive is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the organization's technological strategies and infrastructure. The CTO is responsible for evaluating new and emerging technologies, identifying opportunities to leverage technology to enhance the company's performance and efficiency, and ensuring that the organization's technology aligns with its overall goals and objectives. Customer Journey the path or process that a user goes through when interacting with a website or app, from the initial discovery phase to making a purchase or completing a desired action. It involves all touchpoints and interactions that a user has with the platform, and aims to provide a seamless and enjoyable experience. dataset a collection of data that is properly prepared as inputs for training an AI/ML model.  If an AI/ML model is to be trained using the supervised learning approach, the dataset should include elements that are tagged as belonging to the various categories that the AI/ML model is intended to recognize (for example, sample messages may need to be tagged as legitimate vs. fraudulent).   Alternatively, this can also be a collection of raw data gathered in the course of research and made available by researchers for future use.  e-KYC electronic Know-Your-Customer. A form of identity verification that is used by apps like those in the financial sector that matches a photo or video of a person with the photo of a valid government-issued ID. Freemium monetization model employed by websites or apps that offers a free version of the product or service to users while charging for more advanced features. Homeowner one type of user of the kazam™ platform, which refers to a prospective employer of Kasambahays. Kasambahay one type of user of the kazam™ platform, which specifically includes workers performing roles such as child care, senior care, cook, maid, family driver, houseboy, and store assistant. This is a subset of the definition in the Batas Kasambahay: "any person engaged in domestic work within an employment relationship such as, but not limited to, the following: general househelp, nursemaid or “yaya”, cook, gardener, or laundry person, but shall exclude any person who performs domestic work only occasionally or sporadically and not on an occupational basis” (from Republic Act No. 10361: An Act Instituting Policies for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers). Kasambahay groups user groups in Facebook where group members can post messages and reply to messages via comments. Kasambahays use them to post availability or requests for jobs, while Homeowners use them to post job openings. Posts are sorted chronologically, although Facebook places popular posts more prominently in the feed. kazam™ online platform to connect Homeowners with Kasambahays performing household roles such as child care, senior care, cook, maid, family driver, houseboy, and store assistant. kaway an action that a Kasambahay user of the kazam™ platform can take; clicking on the kaway icon informs a specific Homeowner that the Kasambahay is available to chat now and is interested in working for the Homeowner. Liveness check form of identity verification that is used by apps to verify that you are alive and a real person. This feature uses the camera of your device and asks you to move around your head in different directions to indicate signs of life. Matching algorithm mathematical process that pairs two or more items together based on certain criteria or preferences. In the context of kazam™, the matching algorithm is used to match the profile of kasambahays with potential households based on personality traits, skills, experience, and other relevant factors. Minimum viable product A minimum viable product (MVP) is a basic version of a product that includes only its essential features, enough to be launched in the market and tested with early adopters. It is developed with the aim of gathering feedback from customers and validating the business idea before investing more time and resources into its development. Mobile app software application designed to run on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, providing users with access to specific features and functionalities on-the-go. Mobile web app web application that is designed to run on mobile devices through a mobile browser, rather than as a native app downloaded from an app store. It is accessed through a URL and does not require installation, making it more easily accessible across multiple platforms. Online platform web-based tool or application that allows users to perform various tasks or interact with others, typically through the internet. It can range from a simple website to a more complex system that enables multiple users to engage in various activities such as e-commerce, social networking, or online marketplaces. Referrals method of recommending a product or service to others based on personal experience or satisfaction, typically through word-of-mouth. Homeowners often rely on referrals from trusted individuals to find Kasambahays to hire. SMS Short Message Service, more familiarly known as text messaging. This is a service that enables mobile phones to receive text messages on their phones using the mobile network even without using mobile data or WiFi. Scam Scanner system feature that kazam™ will use to detect and prevent fraudulent activities or scams, with the use of advanced technologies such as AI/ML algorithms or other forms of data analysis. Traditional Channels traditional channels for hiring a kasambahay include methods such as referrals from friends and family, and contacting local manpower agencies. Voice/Video Call communication technology that allows two or more people to communicate in real-time via audio and video transmission over the internet. It enables individuals to see and hear each other in real-time, as if they were in the same physical location, using a webcam or a mobile camera.  
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HEIRIT ReSEED: Mindanao Startup Ecosystem Transformation (MindSET) Consortium (Growth Track)University of Southeastern Philippines - MainTechnology Transfer & CommercializationAugust 01, 2023 - July 31, 20258,912,122.72New
HEIRIT ReSEED: Scaling Up the Innovation CONSortium of South Luzon (ICONS South Luzon)Batangas State University - MainTechnology Transfer & CommercializationAugust 01, 2023 - July 31, 20248,494,101.00On-going
Environment-Friendly Electrosynthesis of Urea from CO2 and Nitrate over Rationally Designed Cu-Based Bimetallic NanocatalystsMindanao State University at NaawanNanotechnologyAugust 01, 2023 - July 31, 202622,471,646.60New
HEIRIT ReSEED: Ilocos SILLAGDepartment of Science and Technology - Region 1 (DOST 1)Technology Transfer & CommercializationJuly 26, 2023 - July 25, 20241,810,000.00On-going
International Symposium on Sustainable Nanomaterials Addressing Environmental ChallengesUniversity of San AgustinHuman Resource DevelopmentJuly 14, 2023 - July 14, 2023369,250.00New
Filipinnovation Entrepreneurship Corps 4 (FEC4) : COHORT #4 Enabling Researchers to Assess Commercial and Societal Value of their ResearchDe La Salle University - ManilaTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJuly 14, 2023 - December 13, 20231,545,600.00New
HEIRIT ReSEED: ZAMBOANGA CITY AND REGION 9 STARTUP COMMUNITY CONSORTIUM – HERMOSA STARTUP ECOSYSTEMDeparment of Science and Technology-Regional Office No. 9Technology Transfer & CommercializationJuly 11, 2023 - July 12, 20241,984,800.00On-going
HANDA Pilipinas: Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Nationwide Exposition 2023Department of Science and Technology - Region 10 (DOST 10)Information Dissemination and PromotionJuly 10, 2023 - July 09, 202422,455,084.00On-going
Post-radiation Reactive Extrusion of Plastic Waste (PREx Plastic)DOST-Philippine Nuclear Research InstituteEnvironmentJuly 03, 2023 - July 02, 202522,708,932.00New
Capacity Building for Fused Granulate Fabrication Machine of Recycled MaterialsHuman Resource DevelopmentJuly 03, 2023 - January 03, 2024695,472.00New
Project TALINO-P (Training on Artificial intelligence with Localized Implementation for Negros Occidental and Panay)Technological University of the Philippines - VisayasHuman Resource DevelopmentJuly 03, 2023 - January 03, 2024134,560.00New
Establishment of Tropical Wine and Distilled Spirit Research LaboratorySouthern Luzon State University - LucbanInfrastructure Development ProgramJuly 03, 2023 - July 02, 20254,948,500.00New
Technological Consortium for Awareness, Readiness and Advancement of Knowledge in Innovation - Cordillera Administrative Region (TARAKI CAR) 10xUniversity of the CordillerasTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJuly 03, 2023 - July 02, 20258,828,264.00New
Enhanced Research and Development Leadership to Foster an Inclusive Research Ecosystem (RDLead FIRE)National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP)Infrastructure Development Program, All SectorsJuly 01, 2023 - June 30, 202681,733,633.00New
Visiting Expert Program: Advancing GSU's Research CompetenceDOST Cordillera Administrative RegionHuman Resource DevelopmentJuly 01, 2023 - December 31, 2023231,674.00New
1st Impact Assessment International ConferenceUniversity of the Philippines Los Baños - School of Environmental Science and Management - Interdisciplinary Studies Center for Human Resource Development, Policy Development and AdvocacyJuly 01, 2023 - December 31, 20232,407,638.00New
Marindu-cretE 3D : Development of a cementitious material containing silt for 3D printing applicationsUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman, Department of Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials EngineeringMining and MineralsJuly 01, 2023 - June 30, 20245,385,933.00New
Establishment of a Green Biohydrogen to Energy (green bio-H2E) Research and Development Laboratory in Northern MindanaoXavier University - Ateneo de CagayanInfrastructure Development ProgramJuly 01, 2023 - June 30, 20256,424,274.00New
Conversion of Quarry Wastes (Silt) Into High Temperature Refractory BricksUniversity of San Carlos - Talamban CampusEnvironmentJuly 01, 2023 - June 30, 20259,167,082.00New
Establishment of natural products development laboratory: A future-proofing intervention for the agro-industrial sectorDavao Oriental State College of S&TInfrastructure Development ProgramJune 29, 2023 - June 28, 202519,374,400.00NewDavao Oriental State University (DOrSU) recently inaugurated the University Research Complex (UResCom). The building is a research facility where faculty researchers can do basic research and scholarly activities through collaborative research, training, dissemination, and creative endeavors. One of the established research facilities is the Institute for Natural Products Discovery and Development (i-NatProd). The university has a trained natural products chemist. What needs to be acquired are the sophisticated instruments for the plan to proceed. Hence, this project aims to establish the Institute for Natural Products Discovery and Development (i-NatProd) and enhance the research and innovation facilities by procuring state-of-the-art equipment.
Microwave Photonics Devices for Optical Access Network and Sensing Application using microring resonator (MRR)-based Photonics Integrated Circuits and Optical FibersAteneo de Manila UniversityPhotonics, Material ScienceJune 26, 2023 - June 25, 202620,648,517.00New
A Laboratory and Game Engine/Framework for Tertiary-Level Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality (VAMR) Educational ApplicationsAteneo de Manila UniversityCreative IndustriesJune 22, 2023 - June 21, 202511,993,873.00New
Enhancement and Market Validation of Pic-A-Talk, an Augmentative and Alternative Communication App for Individuals with Speech and Language DisordersAdobokashi Systems, Inc.Technology Transfer & CommercializationJune 20, 2023 - June 20, 20240.00NewPic-A-Talk is an educational mobile application that assists children in speech and language development. It can also be used by teenagers and adults diagnosed with speech and language disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and learning disabilities. The startup was incorporated on June 2, 2022 as Adobokashi Systems, Inc., with four founding members namely, Uma Louise Roa (CEO), Shealtiel Canon (COO), Lyn Albacete (CTO), and Mia Isobelle Roa (Secretary). Pic-A-Talk will be used by children with speech and language disorders who undergo speech therapy to effectively communicate their needs to the people around them. Since Pic-A-Talk is a high-tech AAC app, it is accessible through a smartphone and is capable of storing a large vocabulary for each user.
SoPIA: Software for Petrographic Image Analysis for Concrete PetrographyDOST-Philippine Nuclear Research InstituteConstructionJune 20, 2023 - June 19, 202530,114,944.00On-going
Effects of Extreme Weather Conditions on Coastal Concrete Structures in the Philippines: Determining Appropriate Concrete Cover (ExCoN)UP - Resilience Institute (RI)ConstructionJune 20, 2023 - February 19, 202527,063,423.60On-going
Babaye para sa Babaye: WHWISE Regional Search – Northern MindanaoDOST XTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJune 10, 2023 - April 09, 20241,827,811.00ExtendedThis project is in response to the Call of DOST-PCIEERD for the Women-Helping-Women: Innovating Social Enterprises (WHWise) Program National Innovation Challenge: The Search for Innovative Women Entrepreneurs, which aims support women social enterprises who has a need to access technology, early-stage funding, and customized gender-focused support. 
PUSSH WOMEN (Providing Upgrading Support to Social Enterprises, Honing Women for Opportunities Mobilizing them Towards Nation-building)Department of Science and Technology - Region 1 (DOST 1)Technology Transfer & CommercializationJune 09, 2023 - February 08, 20241,775,000.00On-going
WHWise: Shepherding More Innovative Women-led Enterprises Towards Success (WHWise: SMILE To Success)Other AgencyTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJune 06, 2023 - February 05, 20241,500,000.00New
Unlad Bayi: 2023 Eastern Visayas Search for Innovative Womenl EnterprisesDepartment of Science and Technology - Region 8 (DOST 8)Technology Transfer & CommercializationJune 06, 2023 - February 05, 20241,500,000.00On-going
Development of waste oil-fired porous media burner as substitute to fossil fuel-fired burner used in the food industryXavier University - Ateneo de CagayanEnergyJune 01, 2023 - May 31, 20259,529,230.00New
Design and Development of Wearable Navigating Technology for People with Blindness (Project e-SENSE)Saint Mary's UniversityHuman Resource DevelopmentJune 01, 2023 - May 31, 20241,200,000.00New
Synthesis of foamed and unfoamed self-supporting zeolite A-biochar composite from rice hull ash for ion exchange water softeningMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyHuman Resource DevelopmentJune 01, 2023 - May 31, 20241,150,000.00New
Women-Helping-Women: Innovating Social Enterprises (WHWise) in MIMAROPADOST-MIMAROPATechnology Transfer & CommercializationJune 01, 2023 - January 31, 20241,600,000.00Extended
Visiting Expert: Fusion of RTK-GPS and LiDar Sensors for Unmanned Agricultural Vehicles using Robot Operating System (ROS)University of Santo TomasHuman Resource DevelopmentJune 01, 2023 - November 30, 2023690,000.00New
Direct-Current Triboelectric Nanogenerator Energy Harvesting from Raindrop Impacts (DC-TENGEHRI)University of the Philippines Los Banos - College of Arts and Sciences - Institute of Mathematical Sciences and PhysicsHuman Resource DevelopmentJune 01, 2023 - June 01, 2024999,990.00New
Establishment of Aero-Environmental & Energy Engineering Laboratory (Aero-Lab)NUEVA VIZCAYA STATE UNIVERSITYInfrastructure Development ProgramJune 01, 2023 - May 31, 20256,300,000.00New
Project CityLytics: Predictive Data Analytics and Quantitative Modelling of Catbalogan City Competitiveness and Performance IndexSamar State UniversityHuman Resource DevelopmentJune 01, 2023 - May 31, 2024333,732.00New
Technical Services Certificates Verifiable Credentials Using Blockchain TechnologyIndustrial and Technology Development Institute (ITDI)Human Resource Development, Infrastructure Development ProgramJune 01, 2023 - May 31, 20249,420,000.00New
HEIRIT ReSEED: Caraga Regional Innovation and Startup Ecosystem (RISE) Consortium DevelopmentCaraga State University (CSU)Technology Transfer & CommercializationJune 01, 2023 - May 31, 20241,906,400.00New
Fostering Innovation to Scale-Up Technopreneurship Operations of Women-Led Social EnterprisesDOST NCRTechnology Transfer & CommercializationMay 26, 2023 - January 25, 20241,800,000.00On-going
Capability-building of Women-led Enterprises in Region XI in Preparation for the 2023 WHWise National Innovation Challenge: Search for Innovative Women Entrepreneurs in the RegionsDOST XITechnology Transfer & CommercializationMay 22, 2023 - January 21, 20243,000,000.00Extended
Search for Women-led Innovative Enterprises in CARDepartment of Science and Technology - Cordillera Administrative Region (DOST-CAR)Technology Transfer & CommercializationMay 19, 2023 - January 18, 20241,500,000.00On-going
Training on Additive Manufacturing with Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceUniversity of San Carlos - Talamban CampusHuman Resource DevelopmentMay 15, 2023 - November 15, 20232,238,054.00New
Training of Trainers Program (ToT) on NanotechnologyIndustrial and Technology Development Institute (ITDI)Human Resource DevelopmentMay 15, 2023 - August 14, 20232,242,572.00Extended
Micro-scale Continuous Extraction System for the Recovery of Uranium from Philippine Wet Phosphoric AcidDOST-Philippine Nuclear Research InstituteMining and MineralsMay 15, 2023 - May 14, 20258,875,208.00New
Improvement and Market Validation of Workbean, an HR tech platform that helps companies discover their culture, attract better talent, and retain their employeesWorkbean Philippines CorporationTechnology Transfer & CommercializationMay 10, 2023 - May 09, 20246,056,444.00On-going
Development of Shelf-Stable Plant-Based Product Line Using Microalgae Proteins For Food Service IndustriesWTH FOOD CORP.Technology Transfer & CommercializationMay 04, 2023 - May 03, 20244,209,768.00New
Alternative Energy Source Using Sail (AESUS) for Tuna Commercial Fishing BoatOther AgencyTransportation, EnergyMay 02, 2023 - May 01, 202512,259,355.00NewThis project proposal was proposed by Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers entitled of Alternative Energy Source Using Sail (AESUS) for Tuna Commercial Fishing Boat aiming to modernize the traditional tuna(handline) fishing boat in the Philippines by constructing full functioned fishing boat with all out CFRP/FRP and using sail or wind as alternative propulsion power, with the aim of reducing fuel consumption by at least 50% vs full diesel-powered boat. This proposal is in lined with Harmonized R&D Agenda 2017-2022 for Maritime Transportation and in partnership with the University of Cebu Towing Tank Facility, the Maritime Industry Authority, Central Philippine University and the Bureau of Fisheries as collaborating agencies.
Computational modeling via Direct Simulation Monte Carlo method of laser ablation and plasma expansion—in relation to the deposited film characteristics on a substrateUniversity of the Philippines - National Institute of Physics (NIP)Photonics, NanotechnologyMay 02, 2023 - May 01, 2024780,440.00New
Training on Additive Manufacturing with Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceMariano Marcos State University (MMSU)Human Resource DevelopmentMay 01, 2023 - October 31, 20233,495,780.00New
Training on Additive Manufacturing with Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceColegio de MuntinlupaHuman Resource DevelopmentMay 01, 2023 - October 31, 20230.00New
Production and Characterization of Furanic Bio-oil from Kawayan Kiling (Bambus vulgaris) using Molten Citric Acid in an Open SystemUniversity of the Philippines-Los BañosHuman Resource DevelopmentMay 01, 2023 - March 31, 2024139,800.00Extended
Assessment of biosorbents derived from banana leaf cellulose, quail eggshells, and breadfruit leaves for the removal of lead from aqueous solutionTUP-IRTCHuman Resource DevelopmentMay 01, 2023 - September 30, 2023590,000.00On-going
Accelerating Innovation and Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for Women in Caraga trough the WHWise ProgramDOST Regional Office No. XIIITechnology Transfer & CommercializationMay 01, 2023 - December 29, 20231,995,000.00Extended
Problem-Solution Fit: Design Thinking for ResearchersTechnology Transfer & CommercializationMay 01, 2023 - June 30, 20232,300,000.00New
Electrorefining process development for the production of 6N copper cathodes (Cu-Refine)University of the Philippines-DilimanMining and MineralsMay 01, 2023 - April 30, 20255,218,566.00New
BAbae Livelihood AcceleratiNG Kasaba OpportunitY (BALANGKOY)Department of Science and Technology - Region 2 (DOST 2)Technology Transfer & CommercializationMay 01, 2023 - April 30, 20244,602,599.00On-going
Development of an integrated Barangay Civil Registration and Information System (BCRIS) optimizing Data Analytics for smarter e-governance of the City of TayabasOther AgencyHuman Resource DevelopmentApril 27, 2023 - April 26, 20241,147,640.00New
Digital Light Additive Manufacturing of Philippines Natural Rubber Formulation for High-Value Polymer Composite Products: A “Mixture Design” Approach to Tailorable 3D PropertiesBatangas State University - MainHuman Resource DevelopmentApril 10, 2023 - April 10, 20243,286,795.00New
HEIRIT: Establishment of Philippine Women’s College of Davao Creative Hubs for Industry 4.0 ( PWC CHI+), A DOST-supported TBIPhilippine Women's College of DavaoTechnology Transfer & CommercializationApril 09, 2023 - April 08, 202517,987,394.76New
Publication of Results from Preliminary Food Packaging Hazard Migration StudiesIndustrial and Technology Development Institute (ITDI)Human Resource DevelopmentApril 03, 2023 - December 29, 2023127,688.00New
Elucidating Prehistoric Earthquakes and Relative Sea-Level Change in the Negros Trench Forearc: Clues from Emergent Coral Marine TerracesUniversity of the Philippines (UP)Human Resource DevelopmentApril 01, 2023 - March 31, 2024981,052.00New
Lignocellulosic Wastes-based Biofilter for the Deodorization of Nanofertilizer from BiogasUniversity of Mindanao - BoltonHuman Resource DevelopmentApril 01, 2023 - March 31, 2024295,000.00New
Development of Underwater Sensor Network for Tsunami Detection through Ground Station Terrestrial and Nanosatellite CommunicationUniversity of Perpetual Help System DALTA - Las PiñasSpace Technology ApplicationsApril 01, 2023 - March 31, 202512,418,470.00NewWater covers 75 percent of the earth's surface in the form of rivers, canals, seas, and oceans. Underwater, there are numerous valuable resources which requires further investigation against potential threats. The inability to access underwater information on a global landscape reduces the ability to respond in the current and emerging threats to the Philippine waters. With the mentioned threats, there is a need to develop a Ground Sensor Terminal (GST) that could readily provide underwater data which will address these issues.  The Underwater Sensor Network (UWSN) is an emerging technology applied to underwater explorations. USWN has very tiny micromechanical sensor technology with smart sensing, intelligent computing, and communication capabilities.  In general, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is one of the emerging technologies and recognized as a powerful tool in recent years for observing events and environment in remote location over long period of time. It can also be a network of autonomous sensor nodes which has the ability to detect water-related properties such as quality, temperature, and pressure, underwater threats detection, tsunami prediction and marine biodiversity protection. This project intends to setup Ground Sensor Terminals (GST) to be installed in buoys and sea vessels which will be deployed in areas with high seismic activities like the Verde Island Passage. Potential natural threats such as tsunami will be detected through the ocean wave movement and underwater seismic activity in which will be the post-processed signals that will be predicted using machine learning. To access the information gathered through the developed underwater sensors, a Ground Station will also be setup to receive the transmitted signals from the sensors which will be then accessed via the Kitsune nanosatellite (a  6U nanosatellite which has LoRa device onboard as a receiver).  In terms of communication system, LoRA (Long Range) communication devices will be utilized which will provide a secure network for the communication system. The data collected from the sensors from the UWSN will be transmitted in parallel with the terrestrial communication (GST) and satellite communication (Kitsune nanosatellite) via LoRa module. A shore gateway will be also installed to ensure the continuous communication and transmission of data is establish between the UWSN up to the off-shore ground station center.  On one hand, the store and forward transmission of data received from Ground Sensor Terminals, and  in-orbit testing communication module of Kitsune nanosatellite based on LoRa modulation technique will be then demonstrated in this project.
Copper Hydrometallurgical and Solvometallurgical Extraction from Sulfides and Oxides (Cu-HySolvEr)University of the Philippines - Diliman, Department of Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials EngineeringMining and MineralsApril 01, 2023 - March 31, 20255,937,046.00New
Valorization of Nickel Mine Wastes in Palawan as Sustainable Materials for the Production of Nano-modified Drilling FluidsPalawan State UniversityMining and MineralsApril 01, 2023 - March 31, 20245,361,428.00On-going
Technological Readiness and Innovation Through Advanced Manufacturing in the Philippines (TRIAMPH)?Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC)Material ScienceApril 01, 2023 - April 01, 2026217,977,514.00New
Materials for Application-Specific Technologies for 3D/4D Printing R&D (MAST3R)?DOST-Industrial Technology Development InstituteMaterial ScienceApril 01, 2023 - March 31, 2026145,106,252.00New
Recovery and Reuse of Abrasive Grains from Waste Grinding WheelAteneo de Manila UniversityMetals and EngineeringApril 01, 2023 - March 31, 20246,957,079.00New
Commercialization of Sustainable Fruit Wine Enterprise Through Improved Processing Technology and State of the Art Facility in Cagayan ValleyDepartment of Science and Technology - Region 3 (DOST 3)Technology Transfer & CommercializationMarch 25, 2023 - March 24, 20249,780,012.00New
Enhancement and Market Validation of Mathayog, an Adaptive, AI-driven Math Learning PlatformUniversity of the Philippines (UP)Technology Transfer & CommercializationMarch 20, 2023 - March 19, 20244,194,776.00On-going
Enhancement and Validation of KargaX (A Freight- Matching Mobile and Web App that Reduces Logistics Costs and Carbon Emissions)Karga Express Intelligence System Inc.Technology Transfer & CommercializationMarch 19, 2023 - March 18, 20243,334,744.00On-going
LSU - MOELCI-II Research Collaboration ProjectLa Salle University - OzamizHuman Resource DevelopmentMarch 18, 2023 - September 18, 2023361,540.00On-going
Functional Philippine Camouflage Fabric for Field Service Uniform (FSU) / Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) ApplicationDOST-Philippine Textile Research InstituteProcessMarch 18, 2023 - March 17, 202515,875,246.00On-going
Improvement and Market Validation of Cassava BioplasticSACHI Group, Inc.Technology Transfer & CommercializationMarch 16, 2023 - March 15, 20245,199,130.00New
Program Title: Design and Development of Automated Marine Sewage Treatment Plant (MSTP) Using Ultraviolet Lights with Holding Tank and Shore Connection to Discharge Pipe for Domestic VesselsJohn B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University - MoloHuman Resource Development, TransportationMarch 15, 2023 - March 14, 2024249,600.00Newn/a
Innovation, Science and Technology for Accelerating Regional Technology-Based Development (iSTART)DOST CARAGATechnology Transfer & CommercializationMarch 15, 2023 - March 14, 202445,014,056.00On-going
Enhancement and Improvement of Recommender System and Risk Assessment Report Features of AIMHI, a Construction Project Management System for Construction CompaniesSECKKA Empire Builders, Inc.Technology Transfer & Commercialization, ProcessMarch 05, 2023 - March 04, 20245,067,576.00New
Hull Design Standard for Philippine Seawater Typology (SPST)University of CebuTransportation, EnergyMarch 03, 2023 - March 02, 202656,311,263.00NewMain objectives of the project are to characterize and classify seawater typologies of the different areas in the Philippines by conducting the biophysical survey and oceanographic sampling in the provinces of Batanes, Samar, Palawan, Iloilo, Romblon, Cebu, Surigao, and Zamboanga del Norte, enhance the towing tank facility and fabrication of the hydrodynamic laboratory (MOB) of the University of Cebu to cater a different kind of stability and hydrodynamic tests and to develop a hull model design for fishing boats that will be applicable to all regions in the country. The main output is a manual that consists of coding of the different seawater typologies in the Philippines, hull geometry for typology classifications, and suggested hull form applicable for all regions in the country with the design process and testing procedure
Bio-retting of Philippine Corn Husk Fibers (Zea mays L.) using Bacillus cereus and its Effects on Fiber PropertiesUniversity of the Philippines - CebuHuman Resource DevelopmentMarch 01, 2023 - December 30, 2023120,000.00On-going   
Farm to Fashion: Characterization of the Philippine Yarn Products Supply and Value Chain, Physico-chemical properties, and Sustainability PlansUniversity of the Philippines (UP)Technology Transfer & CommercializationMarch 01, 2023 - February 29, 202428,736,958.00New
DOST PAGKAINgat Content Buildup WorkshopsOther AgencyHuman Resource DevelopmentMarch 01, 2023 - August 31, 2023590,000.00New
Nanobiotechnological Interventions for Enhanced Productivity in Ethanol DistilleriesUniversity of the Philippines - Los Baños, National Institute of Microbiology and BiotechnologyProcessMarch 01, 2023 - February 28, 202510,258,669.00New
HEIRIT: Establishment of DOST-Benilde HIFI BTS TBIDe La Salle University (DLSU)Technology Transfer & CommercializationMarch 01, 2023 - February 29, 202411,314,025.00On-going
Design, Construction, and Process Optimization of a Combined Physico-Chemical Coagulation and Electrocoagulation System in Treating Complex Wastewater Contaminated with Heavy Metals (Ni, Cu, and Pb)University of San AgustinEnvironmentMarch 01, 2023 - February 28, 20259,491,965.00NewThe primary purpose of the project on the combination of physico-chemical and electro-chemical coagulation is to enhance the removal of the target contaminant in terms of the residual concentration in effluent, and reduction of the time and the cost of the treatment. The existing laws related to final effluent standard is too stringent for some industries, commercial establishments, and other manufacturing establishments to overcome. The existing and a well-known technology such as the biological wastewater treatment system can no longer comply with the regulatory standard set by the DENR in DAO 2016-08. In order for the existing treatment facility to comply with the regulated standard, they need to improve the system by adding a tertiary treatment (i.e. carbon adsorption, etc.) to enhance the quality of the effluent. The new proposed treatment system can be use as the final or tertiary treatment system, or can be used as stand-alone system depending on the type of wastewater to be treated. This process via physico-chemical coagulation will be able to remove the contaminants from wastewater through coagulation and flocculation wherein micro-contaminants agglomerates into floc and precipitates. However, agglomeration will be improved by the aide of electro-chemical coagulation. This process of will enhance the treatment by increasing the charge of particles which increases the possibility of agglomeration of the micro-contaminants. Agglomerated micro-contaminants can be removed either as diffused floccules or as the precipitated sludge. There are two (2) different stages on the implementation of the project. One is the experimental (laboratory scale and pilot-scale) and the industry implementation. With the industry implementation, all information and data gathered will be used as tool in the creation of manual.
Project SWEET PH-C: Standardization of Ways in Enhancing and Establishing Techniques in Processing Highland CacaoFilipinas Oro de Cacao, Inc.Technology Transfer & CommercializationMarch 01, 2023 - February 29, 20246,261,892.00New
Research of Local Supply Chain and Pilot Testing of MuraMart Optimization SystemMuraMart Holdings IncTechnology Transfer & CommercializationMarch 01, 2023 - February 29, 20243,394,944.00On-going
Seismic Hazard Assessment for Design Earthquake of the Philippines (SHADE)DOST-Philippine Institute of Volcanology and SeismologyConstructionMarch 01, 2023 - February 28, 20258,774,948.00On-going
Caraga Food Safety SummitDOST CARAGAHuman Resource DevelopmentMarch 01, 2023 - May 31, 2023230,000.00New
Innovative technology for refractory gold extraction using deep eutectic solvent (DES) and hypochlorite solutionMapua Malayan Colleges MindanaoMining and MineralsMarch 01, 2023 - March 01, 20258,499,448.00NewThis research project aims to develop an economic and environmentally sound metallurgical process to extract gold from refractory ores by employing advanced ore characterization techniques. This will be accomplished by investigating details of the host rock, the ore and gangue minerals and their textures and relationships by combining conventional and automated technologies. The results could significantly aid in understanding not just the gold ore characteristics but also identify potentially problematic elements in the ore that hinders efficient gold extraction. From this, alternative hydrometallurgical or solvometallurgical processing routes will be examined, taking into consideration the cost efficiency and the effect on the environment. The methods that will be developed from this research study will aid the efficient extraction and recovery of refractory gold ores in the country.
Rare earth elements in bauxite: characterization and extraction of a potential resourceUniversity of the Philippines DilimanMining and MineralsMarch 01, 2023 - February 28, 20257,522,995.00NewThis research study will evaluate the potential of rare earth elements (REE) as by-products of bauxite deposits in Samar under Alumina Mining Philippines Inc (AMPI). It aims to understand the behavior of REE enrichment in bauxite due to the intense tropical weathering of the parent rocks. In addition, it will attempt to design a greener and more cost-effective leaching process that will extract the REE from the ore. Various analytical techniques involving soil geochemistry and mineral chemistry will be utilized. In-situ microscopic analytical techniques using electron probes will be used to identify specific minerals or chemical phases with the highest REE concentrations. Understanding Sc and REE enrichment processes during bauxite formation will help identify specific areas to be targeted for possible REE extraction. The characterization of the bauxite ore in AMPI will determine the practicable treatment approach to leach the rare earth elements. Leaching will be done on a laboratory-scale set-up using deep eutectic solvents. This will result in cost-effectivity in the exploration and extraction of REE as an aluminum by-product in bauxite. In addition, the study will also utilize satellite images coupled with rock sampling to create soil maps of the vegetated study area. This will enable reconnaissance exploration of underexplored areas in the country with similar geology that could potentially host bauxite deposits.
Removal and stabilization of arsenic in gold and copper ores using aqueous and non-aqueous solventsUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman, Department of Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials EngineeringMining and MineralsMarch 01, 2023 - February 28, 202519,413,063.00New
Upscaled Production of Pectin from Calamansi WastesIndustrial and Technology Development Institute (ITDI)ProcessMarch 01, 2023 - February 28, 20255,514,412.00New
Impact Assessment of PCIEERD Technology Business Incubation (TBI) ProgramUniversity of the Philippines - Los Banos (UPLB)Policy Development and AdvocacyMarch 01, 2023 - August 31, 20246,075,516.00New
HEIRIT: Establishment of DOST- SKSU TBI Sustainable Technopreneurship Ecosystem for the Promotion and Advancement of the Promising Products (STEP APP)Hubware CorporationTechnology Transfer & CommercializationFebruary 28, 2023 - February 27, 202416,879,638.00On-going
Development and Market Validation of PAYDAY TODAY – a mobile App that allows employers to enable their employees to access REALTIME wages they have earned MID-PAY PERIODGoodApps Inc.Technology Transfer & CommercializationFebruary 28, 2023 - February 27, 20243,623,217.00On-going
Intermediate Training Course on the Theory and Applications of Finite Element Analysis for Aerospace StructuresHuman Resource DevelopmentFebruary 20, 2023 - February 24, 2023590,800.00New
HEIRIT: Establishment of AdZU Technology Business Incubator (AZUL HUB)Ateneo de Zamboanga UniversityTechnology Transfer & CommercializationFebruary 15, 2023 - February 14, 20248,417,408.00On-going
Training on Quantum Computing for Instruction, Technical Assessment, and ResearchOther AgencyHuman Resource DevelopmentFebruary 15, 2023 - June 15, 2023314,400.00New
YIP: Chitosan and Phosphorylated Chitin from Mussel Shells (Perna viridis) as Flame Retardant Bilayer Coating for Linen FabricsAngeles University FoundationHuman Resource DevelopmentFebruary 13, 2023 - February 13, 2024515,788.48NewThroughout the years, the continuous development of aquaculture production has produced a substantial amount of waste. With the increase in demand for resources, the growth of waste production has followed the same trend. In the Philippines, more than 250,000 metric tons of shell, scale, and carapace are produced (Cadano et al., 2020). The improper disposal of these wastes has posed severe environmental problems as they often end up in the marine waters or pile up at the coasts. In order to mitigate the risks of pollution and health problems, recent innovations and advancements in research have shown that bio-waste from aquatic species such as shellfishes, mollusks, and crustaceans are being utilized as an alternative to conventional composites and polymers. With the transition into a circular economy, creating a value-added product from bio-waste enables the aquaculture industry to be sustainable and environmentally friendly. The application of natural biodegradable wastes in sustainable productions makes use of the high-value components that may be extracted from these by-products. Green mussel shells, one of the many bio-waste from aquaculture, have shown qualities that may be used for extensive purposes. A number of studies have proven that the extraction and modification of chitin from mussel shells is an effective way of creating fire retardant materials. The demand for natural fibers in recent decades is gradually rising than their synthetic alternatives due to them being environmentally friendly. Out of the many options, flax is the most utilized bio-based textiles variable for numerous purposes. Altogether, integrating linen, together with the fire retardant properties of chitin and chitosan will result in an efficient product that provides both social and economic impact in the forthcoming years.
Steady-State Hydraulic Numerical Analysis for Optimized Water Distribution Network Modelling: An Application of Selected Hydraulic SolverHuman Resource DevelopmentFebruary 10, 2023 - February 09, 2024938,695.00Extended
HEIRIT: Establishment of the DOST-SNSU WAVES Technology Business Incubator in Surigao del Norte State University (SNSU WAVES TBI)Surigao del Norte State UniversityTechnology Transfer & CommercializationFebruary 09, 2023 - February 08, 202411,217,648.00New
Panublix Weaving Enterprise Digital Enabler (PWEDE) - Developing A Web Platform to Onboard Rural Weaving Enterprises on the Digital Economy in Western Visayas and Cagayan ValleyPanublix Innovations Inc.Technology Transfer & CommercializationFebruary 06, 2023 - February 05, 20244,806,280.00Extended
HEIRIT: Establishment of DOST-TSU Aslagan Technology Business IncubatorTarlac State UniversityTechnology Transfer & CommercializationFebruary 06, 2023 - February 05, 202517,144,712.00New
Assessment, Development, and Preservation for Typhoon and Earthquake Resilient Ivatan HousesCagayan State University - Tuguegarao (Carig)ConstructionFebruary 05, 2023 - February 04, 202511,813,134.00On-going
BIOGENICALLY SYNTHESIZED CHI-AGNP CONJUGATE FROM COPROPHILOUS ZYGOMYCETE FUNGI AND ITS EFFECTS ON BACTERIAL BIOFILM FORMATIONSaint Louis UniversityHuman Resource DevelopmentFebruary 01, 2023 - July 31, 2023110,000.00On-going
DANAS: Earthquake, Tsunami and Volcano Disaster Narratives for an Experiential Knowledge-based Science CommunicationDOST-Philippine Institute of Volcanology and SeismologyInformation Dissemination and PromotionFebruary 01, 2023 - January 31, 202513,478,044.00On-going
Project BIOSS: BIO Scrubber System using Effective Microorganism and Pressure Swing AdsorptionUniversity of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines - CDO Campus EnergyFebruary 01, 2023 - January 31, 20256,180,083.00New
Improvement, Market Validation & Pilot Production of W4G CAS (Compost Activator Solution) for biodegradable waste utilization of rural & urban communities.University of the Philippines (UP)Technology Transfer & CommercializationFebruary 01, 2023 - January 31, 20243,754,100.00Extended
Bio-composite from Waste Vetiver Roots and thermoplastic for Industrial ApplicationIndustrial and Technology Development Institute (ITDI)ProcessFebruary 01, 2023 - January 31, 202514,393,277.00On-going
Establishment of Mobilizing Advanced Research and Innovations to AdvocateNation-building (MARIAN) TBIOther AgencyTechnology Transfer & CommercializationFebruary 01, 2023 - January 31, 202411,973,508.00On-going
Quality and Product Enhancement of Community-produced Woven Bamboo Panels for the Housing IndustryOther AgencyTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 30, 2023 - January 29, 20243,800,504.00On-going
Development, Implementation, and Validation of Mobile Learning Toolkit in Baguio City - La Trinidad - Itogon - Sablan - Tuba - Tublay (BLISTT)Hey Success Virtual Assistance ServicesTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 26, 2023 - January 25, 20243,880,744.00Extended
Development, Characterization and Performance Evaluation of polymer coated and uncoated Aluminum and Titanium Alloy Powder for Selective Laser Sintering, Selective Laser Melting and Electron Beam MeltingDOST-Industrial Technology Development InstituteMaterial ScienceJanuary 25, 2023 - January 24, 20255,611,082.00New
Rover Reading Literacy Program : Reading Level Assessment of Public Elementary Students using Workbooks with Progress Tracking in Digital PlatformPCI Innovations Tech Center, Inc.Technology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 25, 2023 - January 24, 20246,242,168.00Extended
ProWESS (Provincial Workforce Enabling System thru Scholarships): A scholarship registry, monitoring dashboard and job matching prediction system for the Province of Davao del SurUniversity of the Philippines MindanaoHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 18, 2023 - January 17, 20242,341,000.00New
Establishment of ICEBOX: The Mindanao State University - General Santos Technology Business Incubator for Smart Systems InnovationsTBI Setup Technology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 16, 2023 - January 15, 202414,255,056.00On-going
Design and Development of Marine Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS) PrototypeCebu Technological University - Main CampusTransportation, EnergyJanuary 14, 2023 - January 14, 202666,967,100.00On-goingThis project is directly relevant to MARINA's 2019-2028 Maritime Industry Development Plan in strengthening the maritime industry's competitiveness at the same time addressing global issues and challenges such as climate change, the fourth industrial revolution, and the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). This concept of an intelligent ship has been identified as one of the key marine technologies in the future that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has recommended to the shipping industry and related research institutes to invest in relevant research on autonomous marine ships as early as possible. Thus, the local design and development of an intelligent ship such as this MASS prototype, shall provide the basis and direction for further research and development of larger-scale MASS for the maritime transport industry and encourage the maritime sector to further integrate new and advancing technologies and develop strategic directions to further improve the efficiency of shipping in the Philippines. This project involves collaboration with different HEIs government agencies such as MARINA and the Philippine Navy, and local boat builders. In the final year of the project, one of the MASS prototypes will be utilized by the Philippine Navy in various missions such as surveillance and search and rescue applications. This project is going to build long-term research partnerships through research mentoring and the establishment of research laboratory facilities, resulting in the development of innovative products that would significantly improve socio-economic activities
Analysis of tropical cyclone rapid intensification in the Philippines: its characteristics, impacts, and future projectionsInstitute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (IESM)Disaster MitigationJanuary 13, 2023 - January 12, 20253,233,050.00New
eScholar: a Mobile Responsive Web App for Educational Benefit System Unit (EBSU) with Prescriptive AnalyticsHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 11, 2023 - January 10, 20241,928,800.00New
HEIRIT: Establishment of DOST-MMSU BANNUAR Technology Business Incubator for advancing the creative manufacturing industry in the Ilocos RegionMariano Marcos State University (MMSU)Technology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 09, 2023 - January 08, 20247,948,072.00On-going
Development of a Multi-Mission Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)Holy Angel UniversityTransportation, EnergyJanuary 08, 2023 - January 07, 202528,611,646.00NewThis project aims to develop Unmanned Aircraft System upscaling the platform using an airplane kit for various advantages. The focus will be maintained on the development of the semi- autonomous flight control system and navigation. An advantage of the airplane kit is its high capacity to lift heavy cargos that would make it perform multi-mission such as logistical support in a disaster or aerial dropping of essential supplies and provisions for troops deployed in a remote and even rapid delivery of COVID 19 vaccines to far flung areas which significantly reduce the hauling risk of the vaccines as to carrying it by means of land vehicles or ships. This without mentioning the simple design of the airplane kit that is easier to fly, an ideal test bed for developing semi- autonomous flight controls and navigation. In addition, the vehicle performs well at lower ang higher speeds, burn less fuel using less expensive automotive fuel and short-take-off-and landing capability, among others.   The proposed research will focus on aerial delivery or resupply mission where manned aircraft poses risk to the crew, carrier of electronic warfare equipment like jamming apparatus or will serve as network node/communications relay, and meteorology research vehicle
HEIRIT: Establishment of BALIK sa Bohol (Business Accelerators Linking Innovation and Knowledge): A DOST-supported TBI at the Bohol Island State University (BISU)Other AgencyTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 05, 2023 - January 04, 202514,193,296.00NewBohol thrives on its eco-cultural tourism and agricultural industry. Thus, it has an enormous potential for growth and development in the startup ecosystem.   Under the guidance of DOST-PCIEERD, the Bohol Island State University BALIK sa Bohol Technology Business Incubator (TBI) fosters innovation and technopreneurship in Bohol, with focus on innovative tourism. The BALIK sa Bohol stands for Business Accelerators Linking Innovation and Knowledge in Bohol.   The TBI supports tech-based startups and spin-offs with resources, services, facilities, and linkages. It also aims to develop financially viable firms capable of sustaining operations and competing in the market.
Accelerating the Growth of the Ateneo Blue Nest Incubation ProgramAteneo de Davao UniversityTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 05, 2023 - January 04, 202511,490,142.00New
Enhancement and Market Validation of LYON: The All-in-One Platform for Creators to Monetize, Engage, and Retain Their AudiencesLyon Software Technologies, Inc.Technology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 05, 2023 - April 04, 20245,798,346.00Extended
Business Intelligence Data Driven Assistant (BIDDA) for DOST SETUP Adoptors Business PerformanceIsabela State University Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 05, 2023 - January 04, 20241,493,400.00New
Establishment of BPSU SIKAT Technology Business Incubator for the Creative Manufacturing IndustryBataan Peninsula State University - Main CampusTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 03, 2023 - January 02, 202513,244,664.00On-going
Support for the Operation of the Western Visayas Consortium for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (WVCIEERD) for the Year 2023Iloilo Science and Technology UniversityHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 03, 2023 - December 31, 20231,000,000.00On-going
Financial Assistance to Bicol Consortium for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (BCIEERD) For CY2023Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 03, 2023 - December 31, 20231,316,950.00On-going
MBE Growth of InGaAs and Heterostructures Suited for Telecom-wavelength Excited Terahertz Device ApplicationsUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman, National Institute of PhysicsMaterial Science, NanotechnologyJanuary 03, 2023 - January 02, 202535,196,038.00New
Development of Low-cost, Fast-scan Terahertz Spectroscopy for Real World ApplicationsUniversity of the Philippines Diliman - National Institute of PhysicsMaterial ScienceJanuary 03, 2023 - January 02, 202524,029,023.00New
Establishment of DOST-NEUST i-MeTAL (Incubator for Metal Technology Acceleration and Livelihood)Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology - MainTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 03, 2023 - January 02, 202410,719,633.00On-going
Support for the Operation of the SOCCSKSARGEN (SOX) Industry, Energy, Emerging Technologies Research & Development Consortium (SOXIEERDC) for CY2023Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 03, 2023 - December 29, 20230.00On-going
HEIRIT : Establishment of Social Innovation Laboratory and Business Inclusion (SILBI) Center: A DOST-supported Technology Business Incubation (TBI) at the University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB)University of the Philippines (UP)Technology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 02, 2023 - January 02, 202438,541,870.00On-going
Support for the Operation of the Eastern Visayas Consortium of Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology, Research and Development for the Year 2023Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20230.00New
Strengthening Government-Industry-Academe Collaboration through the Northern Mindanao Consortium for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (NorMinCIEERD)DOST XHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20231,747,055.00On-going
Support for the Operations of the Central Visayas Consortium for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology (CVCIEERD) for the year 2023Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20231,139,524.00New
Support for the Operationalization of Eastern Mindanao Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research Alliance for Development (EMIEERALD) ConsortiumDOST CARAGAHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20231,000,000.00On-going
Sustaining the Operation of the Zamboanga Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development ConsortiumHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20231,603,838.00On-going
Southern Tagalog Islands Research and Development ConsortiumHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20232,341,110.00On-going
Support for the Operation of the Southern Tagalog Consortium for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology for Research and Development (STCIEERD) for CY 2023Adventist University of the PhilippinesHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20232,136,240.00On-going
OPERATIONALIZATION OF THE METROPOLITAN MANILA INDUSTRY, ENERGY, AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM (MMIEERDC)DOST NCRHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20231,230,000.00On-going
Support for the Operation of the Davao Region Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technologies R&D Consortium (DRIEERDC) for CY 2023DOST XIHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20231,000,000.00New
DOST-ADMATEL Program Evaluation and Impact AssessmentUniversity of the Philippines-DilimanPolicy Development and AdvocacyJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20235,897,540.00NewThis project aims to determine ADMATEL’s impact as a testing laboratory in the achievement of societal goals related to the advancement of science, technology, and innovation in the country. It also seeks to measure ADMATEL’s contributions to the long-term competitiveness of the rapidly developing field of semiconductors and electronics, and to evaluate its share in the growth of the Philippine economy.
FPRDI: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)DOST-Forest Products Research and Development InstituteMetals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20251,095,175,777.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
ITDI: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)DOST-Industrial Technology Development InstituteMetals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20251,005,244,351.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
BARMM: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)DOST Autonomous Region in Muslim MindanaoMetals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 2025437,372,542.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
FNRI: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)DOST-Food and Nutrition Research InstituteMetals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20251,095,175,777.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
PTRI: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)DOST-Philippine Textile Research InstituteMetals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20251,095,175,777.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
DOST 7: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)Department of Science and Technology - Region 7 (DOST 7)Metals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 2025301,550,928.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
DOST 10: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)Department of Science and Technology - Region 10 (DOST 10)Metals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20251,095,175,777.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
DOST 8: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)DOST VIIIMetals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 2025NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
DOST-CAR: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)Department of Science and Technology - Cordillera Administrative Region (DOST-CAR)Metals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 2025NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
DOST-CARAGA: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)DOST CARAGAMetals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 2025NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
DOST-CALABARZON: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)DOST IV-AMetals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 2025172,733,125.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
DOST 9: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)DOST IXMetals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20251,095,146,799.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
DOST 1: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)Department of Science and Technology - Region 1 (DOST 1)Metals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 2025974,169,863.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
DOST 6: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)Department of Science and Technology - Region 6 (DOST 6)Metals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 2025350,826,905.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
DOST 5: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)DOST VMetals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20251,095,175,777.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
PNRI: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)DOST-Philippine Nuclear Research InstituteMetals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20251,095,175,777.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
DOST-MIMAROPA: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)DOST IV-BMetals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 2025993,934,799.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
MIRDC: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC)Metals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 2025249,999,503.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
DOST 2: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)Department of Science and Technology - Region 2 (DOST 2)Metals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20251,009,759,607.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
DOST 3: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)Department of Science and Technology - Region 3 (DOST 3)Metals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 2025165,368,435.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
DOST 12: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)Department of Science and Technology - Region 12 (DOST 12) Metals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20251,095,175,777.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
DOST XI: Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)Department of Science and Technology - Region 11 (DOST 11)Metals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 2025962,623,375.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
REVIVE PH: Responsible Extraction of Various Valuable Elements in the Philippine Laterite Deposits (Phase I)DOST-Philippine Nuclear Research InstituteMining and MineralsJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 202416,295,529.00New
Development of Grading Standards for Bamboo Poles as Construction MaterialForest Products Reesearch and Development Institute (FPRDI)ConstructionJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20243,839,924.00On-going
Support to Cordillera Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development Consortium (CIEERDEC)DOST Cordillera Administrative RegionHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20231,000,000.00New
Support for Ilocos Consortium for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and DevelopmentDepartment of Science and Technology - Region 1 (DOST 1)Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20231,150,000.00On-going
Support to Operation of Central Luzon Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development Consortium for CY 2023DOST Cordillera Administrative RegionHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 20231,000,000.00On-going
Project COBRA (Controller Operated Battle Ready Armament)Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC)Metals and EngineeringJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 202420,466,465.00On-goingThe projects refer to the Development and integration of an automated gun mount to an Armored Personnel Vehicle (APV). It will be in partnership with the Philippine Army and the Mechatronics and Robotics Society of the Philippines. The main objective of the project is to improve the firepower capability of armored vehicles of the Philippine Army through the design and integration of a Cal 50 automated gun mount. Project COBRA will be the pioneer project of the Department of Science and Technology - Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) with the Philippine Army under the Self-Reliant Defense Posture Program” (SRDP) which was agreed upon from the sealed partnership through a memorandum of agreement on January 5, 2018.  
Smarter OneLab for Industry 4.0 through Testing and Calibration, Education, and Discovery (OneLab for TED)DOST IXMetals and Engineering, FoodJanuary 01, 2023 - December 31, 2025483,911,627.00NewOneLab® has truly changed the landscape of how DOST provide testing and calibration services to its customers. It is an innovation in service delivery that integrates all network members through the use of information technology to provide its customers easy access and wide-ranging service offerings at a single touch-point. As one of the core services of the Department, especially in the regions, the need to sustain the laboratory operations is essential. This proposal aims to sustain and level-up the services of DOST laboratories to include provision of shop-floor R&D and training and consultancy services. Alignment of laboratory services to support the programs of DOST such as Halal, FIC and Food Safety and the needs of our key customers like the export firms, MSMEs and PEZA locators shall be made by offering new tests and calibration as well as weaning out services that are being offered by laboratories in their area and those that are not frequently requested. Collaboration with LGUs, SUCs, HEI shall be established to build their capability as sample receiving stations, facilitate sharing of equipment and other resources.OneLab® commits to deliver 6Ps outputs and provide support to MSMEs to transition to Industry 4.0 as an outcome.
Establishment of DOST-ISU Smart City Technology Business Incubator for the Cagayan Valley RegionIsabela State University - CauayanTechnology Transfer & CommercializationDecember 16, 2022 - December 15, 20249,360,544.00New
IMPACT: Strengthening IP Management for Upgraded Licensing and Adoption mechanisms of ASTI Technologies for commercialization (SIMULA)Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)Technology Transfer & CommercializationDecember 15, 2022 - December 14, 202310,126,694.00Extended
River Ecosystem Health Assessment using Biomonitoring Tools (REHAB)University of the Philippines - CebuEnvironmentDecember 05, 2022 - December 04, 202421,387,902.00On-going
A Real-time Flying Insect Recognizer and Locator Tool utilizing Binaural Signals for Portable and Constrained DevicesUniversity of the Philippines Visayas - Tacloban CollegeHuman Resource DevelopmentDecember 01, 2022 - November 30, 20234,805,715.00Extended
Augmentation Using Generative Adversarial Network for Violence Detection VideosHuman Resource DevelopmentDecember 01, 2022 - November 30, 2023959,924.00New
Full Factorial Design Analysis of the Facile Synthesis of Organo-conjugated Carbon Quantum Dots from GlycerolHuman Resource DevelopmentNovember 26, 2022 - November 28, 202292,228.11New
Training, Education, and Evaluation of Road Safety Driving Competencies through a Virtual Environment (TESTDRIVE)Mapua Institute of Technology - ManilaTransportation, Disaster MitigationNovember 22, 2022 - November 21, 20234,998,700.00Extended
FASTRAC: Product Refinement, Demonstration, Certification, and Business Model Validation of Locally-Produced Robust Optical Aerosol Monitor (ROAM)University of the Philippines - Diliman, Institute of ChemistryTechnology Transfer & CommercializationNovember 16, 2022 - May 15, 202415,599,660.00Extended
Research Attachment to Nanophotonics Technology Center (NTC) at Universitat Politècnica de ValènciaHuman Resource DevelopmentNovember 15, 2022 - December 06, 2022360,000.00New
Development of a Data-Driven Student Support System using Admission to Graduation DataOther AgencyHuman Resource DevelopmentNovember 14, 2022 - November 13, 20231,200,000.00New
#TCPassagePH: Development of operational seasonal prediction system for tropical cyclone passages in the PhilippinesHuman Resource DevelopmentNovember 14, 2022 - November 13, 20232,184,626.00Extended
3D-CBol: Development and Characterization of 3D-Printed Carrageenan Bolus for Superficial RadiotherapyCebu Doctors' University HospitalMaterial Science, NanotechnologyNovember 09, 2022 - November 08, 20259,275,830.00New
Innovations Laboratory for Process Machinery and Related Technology Development Project (i-Lab ProMaTech)Capiz State University - Burias CampusInfrastructure Development ProgramNovember 08, 2022 - November 08, 20245,000,000.00New
3D-BTM: Bio-fabrication of Bone, Muscle, and Pancreatic Biomimetic Tissue Models for Printable and Injectable ScaffoldsUniversity of San Carlos - Talamban CampusMaterial Science, PhotonicsNovember 07, 2022 - November 06, 202535,906,937.00New
3D-ABi: Development and Performance Evaluation of Biocompatible Materials and Pore Design Structure for 3D Printed Artificial Bone ImplantsDOST-Industrial Technology Development InstituteMaterial ScienceNovember 07, 2022 - November 06, 202511,953,637.00New
Development of QP Data Analytics and Recommender System for Effective Monitoring and Management (QP-DAREM)Other AgencyHuman Resource DevelopmentNovember 07, 2022 - November 07, 20233,085,848.00New
Development and Fabrication of Nanoparticle-infused Intelligent/Smart Food Packaging from Agricultural By-productsOther AgencyHuman Resource DevelopmentNovember 04, 2022 - November 03, 2023574,600.00New
BioHoshi: Developing an Environmentally Sustainable Alternative to Conventional Food Service Ware DisposablesOther AgencyHuman Resource DevelopmentNovember 04, 2022 - September 03, 2023566,138.00On-goingPeople, specifically those in the food business, use non-biodegradable products like plastic utensils and cutlery. The Philippines is the world’s number one offender of marine plastic pollution, with an average of 0.28-0.75 million tons of plastic waste entering the ocean every year. The country’s urban waste collection services cover a range of 80% to 100% of the area, while the ranges are lower from 40% - 85% at the national level. In informal settlement areas, waste is often not collected, resulting in illegal dumping. The confluence of a growing population, rising incomes and consumption, inadequate infrastructure, and weak regulations combine to put the Philippines high on the list of nations with major waste leakage and plastic pollution problems. Plastics are one of the top contributors to pollution worldwide so the researchers created BioHoshi: Developing an Environmentally Sustainable Alternative to Conventional Food Service Ware Disposables. The researcher’s goal is to develop an environment-friendly product, an alternative to plastic and paper products and other forms of disposables. This research project can be a great help for workers to gain experience and stable income. However, issues might arise after the project affecting the workers.
Development of Tubular Triboelectric Exhaust Filter for Philippine JeepneysSouth Hill School, Inc.Human Resource DevelopmentNovember 04, 2022 - June 03, 202350,252.00NewAccording to the most recent National Emissions Inventory by source conducted in 2018, transportation sources such as vehicles, motorbikes, trucks, and buses accounted for 74% of air pollutants. Stationary sources such as power plants and manufacturing produced 15% of the total. The remaining 11% came from local sources including building and open burning of solid trash. The majority of Filipinos use public transportation. Around 70% of all passenger journeys are estimated to be made by public transportation, with up to 80% in more urbanized areas. The jeepney is the most common kind of public transportation in the Philippines, with 227,493 jeepneys operating throughout the country. Jeepneys are mostly powered by diesel, and the majority of diesel engines are secondhand or older than 20 years.
AmoGOOs: Adhesive Effectiveness of Recycled Styrofoam Waste as an Alternative to Conventional Wood GlueOther AgencyHuman Resource DevelopmentNovember 04, 2022 - November 03, 2023125,600.00New
Utilization of Crab (Brachyura) Shells in Bioplastic and Biodegradable Nursery Pot ProductionSouth Hill School, Inc.Human Resource DevelopmentNovember 04, 2022 - November 03, 2023319,400.00NewGlobal plastic production soars to unprecedented heights every year, raising concerns over plastic pollution and its impact on humanity and the environment. Between 1950 and 2018, 6.3 billion tons of plastic waste were produced, with approximately 9% recycled, 12% incinerated, and 79% being thrown directly into the environment (Alabi et al. 2019, 1-13). The world needs to discover various means to surpass the limitations of plastic products. Every year, over 6 million to 8 million tons of waste crab, shrimp, and lobster shells are produced globally — about 1.5 million tons in Southeast Asia alone (Yan and Chen, 2015, 1). The growing emphasis on plastic pollution has led to the development of economically and environmentally sustainable polymers like bioplastics. However, the economic cost to produce bioplastics is higher than petroleum-based plastics. The Philippines is a maritime country with a great abundance of marine biodiversity (Garry, 2019). Crab (Brachyura) is one of the most popular kinds of crustaceans in the country. Aquaculture has increased the abundance of crabs, which has resulted in an increase in the production of crustacean wastes, particularly the shells. Crab shells consist of ?15.60-23.90 % protein, 53.70-78.40 % calcium carbonate (CaCO3), and 18.70-32.20 % chitin (Pambudi, et al. 2018, 1-9) Chitin is a biopolymer that is made up of a random distribution of ?-(1-4)-linked d-glucosamine (deacetylated unit) and N-acetyl-d-glucosamine (acetylated unit) that can be used as bioplastic. Biopolymers such as chitin have a wide range of properties that allow them to be used in several applications, most notably biomedical research (Islam, Bhuiyan, Islam 2017, 1-3). Taking the global issues and growing demand to offset the limitations of conventional plastics into consideration, the study entitled “Utilization of Crab (Brachyura) Shells in Bioplastic Nursery Pot Production” aims to determine the feasibility of unconventional materials such as crab shells in the making of bioplastic nursery pots.
Electric Field Generating Portable Device Against Arthropod VectorsOther AgencyHuman Resource DevelopmentNovember 04, 2022 - November 03, 2023440,332.00New
YIP:A Teensy Microcontroller-based Photobioreactor for Microalgae CultivationAngeles University FoundationHuman Resource DevelopmentNovember 04, 2022 - November 03, 2023409,975.00NewThe increased Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of coal and petroleum-powered machinery have immensely contributed to the prevalent global warming, thus accelerating the climate change crisis. As one of the solutions, microalgae is being anticipated as an environmentally-healthy alternative to the Carbon emitting coal and petroleum. The common explanation for this concept is its potential to be developed into biofuel or renewable energy. However, the main processes of cultivation for microalgae are still the open-system race-way ponds, which hugely rely on the weather and are subject to contamination while the closed-system Photobioreactors have high relative costs and maintenance. In that notion, project ASLAG aims to propose a system that will be feasible in certain circumstances. To exemplify, the research intends to determine the effect of a Teensy microcontroller-based Photobioreactor on the growth rate of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. The study will utilize a closed-system Photobioreactor with a Teensy microcontroller as its motherboard to cultivate the specific species of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. The prototype will be composed of a Teensy 4.1 development board, several sensors, and pumps to automatically maintain the optimal microalgal environment for the said species, which depends on the CO2, pH, and optical density levels. Further, the algal biomass of the microalgae after each treatment will be interpreted to identify the effect of the prototype on the growth rate of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Project ASLAG is looking forward to offering a new way of propagating microalgae and helping Filipino farmers and fisherfolk by giving opportunities amidst the agricultural problems due to climate change and resource shortage.
Solar-powered Enzymatic Composting Bin with Arduino-based pH, Moisture level, and Temperature Monitoring SystemSouth Hill School, Inc.Human Resource DevelopmentNovember 03, 2022 - July 03, 2023186,400.00NewAccording to an article from 2020 by The Kontinentalist, a data-driven publication based in Singapore, the recycling rate across Southeast Asia is less than 50 percent. Alternative methods such as incineration, which reduce space are still subject to criticism as incineration is energy-intensive and environmentally unsustainable by producing pollutants. Landfills remain the predominant method of waste management among the 10 ASEAN member states, being hazardous to both people and the environment while being susceptible to burning; thus, causing pollution and adverse effect on human health (FedCenter, 2017). Cities generate more waste than what they can handle which leads to neglect of the issue of waste management. Waste is either left to be scavenged by those below the poverty threshold, as seen in the communities of Payatas in the Philippines (Kontinentalist, 2020). With the previously mentioned methods to mitigate waste having both their drawbacks and advantages, the approach of composting is next in line. However, data from the 2017 Summary of Waste Management in ASEAN countries of UN Environment displays the trend of composting as rather complex and inconsistent, stating that although composting and anaerobic digestion of organic wastes are common in ASEAN, not all have practiced it at a medium level or even begun the process of initiating one. Consequently, only 6 of the 10 ASEAN countries have participated in efforts toward composting. This marks composting as the closest adaptable waste management technique that could work in countries of Asia where the Municipal Solid Waste is composed from food/organic waste, paper, and the availability of grass/wood waste is infinite in one's country (Global E-waste Monitor, 2014).
FASTRAC: Validation of WEHLO as a Spin-off from DOST-PCIEERD Funded Projects; ARMS, FRAMER and SCaRP?Mapua Institute of Technology - ManilaTechnology Transfer & CommercializationNovember 03, 2022 - November 02, 202314,943,095.00Extended
Nitrogen-doped Carbon Aerogel Derived from Lignin and Cellulose Nanofibers Extract of Dried Mango (Mangifera indica) Leaves as Electrode for SupercapacitorsHuman Resource DevelopmentNovember 01, 2022 - September 30, 2024242,051.00ExtendedThe development of a biobased electrode material for supercapacitors would be beneficial as it would solve the economic and environmental  issues brought by the commercial production of traditional SC’s . Moreover,  the electrochemical properties of the developed biobased electrode material  is anticipated to be in par or exceed that of its commercial counterparts. Thus, the developed bio based  electrode can be utilized to myriad of industrial applications just like what commercial supercapacitors are capable of. For instance, it can be integrated in renewable energy and be used in a regenerative braking system for electric vehicles. Thus, this research supports the aim of DOST to prioritize innovation in e-mobilization. In addition, this project is aligned with the DOST’s program on increasing energy efficiency and management through development of sustainable energy storage devices. It also touches other sectoral priorities such as material science and nanotechnology.
Visions of a Smart METRO: A Smart City Seminar and Workshop SeriesUniversity of the Philippines DilimanHuman Resource DevelopmentOctober 17, 2022 - December 31, 2022332,611.00New
Predictive Modeling on Student Metrics for School EffectivenessOther AgencyHuman Resource DevelopmentOctober 15, 2022 - October 15, 20231,315,632.00New
QualiSafe Lab: Food Quality and Safety Laboratory for Seafoods and other Innovative Food ProductsCapiz State University - Poblacion MambusaoInfrastructure Development ProgramOctober 04, 2022 - October 03, 20245,049,000.00New
Establishment of Food Safety and Quality Food Products Microbiology R&D LaboratoryIlocos Sur Polytechnic Sate College (ISPSC)Infrastructure Development ProgramOctober 04, 2022 - October 03, 202414,204,520.00NewThe research project aims to respond to the DOST R&D Agenda under the industry, energy, and emerging technology research and development, particularly in capacitating research laboratories and facilities of academic and research institutions. There are three (3) components involved in the establishment and operationalization of the Microbiology R&D Laboratory for food safety and quality of food products developed at ISPSC. Component 1 will establish the Food Safety and Quality Food Products Microbiology R&D Laboratory. Component 2 will focus on the capacity building of personnel involved in the laboratory. Component 3 will conduct research related to food safety and quality on agri-fishery and food products. This project will ensure food safety, sanitation, and quality of products developed by various stakeholders of ISPSC.
SandPix: A Sand based Image Printing TechnologyWestern Institute of TechnologyElectronics Technology, Creative IndustriesOctober 03, 2022 - April 02, 20258,527,239.00On-going
Establishment of Central Luzon Internet of Things Research and Innovation Laboratory for Smart Cities (IoTRILS)Bulacan State UniversityInfrastructure Development ProgramOctober 03, 2022 - October 02, 20246,139,150.00New
Establishment of the Multiple Applications for Reality-Virtuality Experience Laboratory (MARVEL)Our Lady of Fatima UniversityInfrastructure Development ProgramOctober 03, 2022 - October 02, 20246,933,012.00New
Fabrication, systems integration, and testing of a fixed-wing medium range, short takeoff and landing UAVFEATI UniversityDisaster Mitigation, Transportation, EnergyOctober 03, 2022 - September 30, 20232,622,352.00New
Converting Single-Use Plastic Wastes into Base Ten Blocks for MathematicsSouth Hill School, Inc.Human Resource DevelopmentOctober 01, 2022 - March 31, 202338,800.00NewPlastic pollution has long piqued the interest of researchers, environmentalists, and the general public because it is known to contaminate the environment and harm organisms that may consume it (LI et al, 2016). Plastics are low-cost, lightweight, and long-lasting materials that can be easily molded into a wide range of goods used in various applications. Plastics (regardless of size, shape, or type) are also known for their "hard to deteriorate" properties, which can last for up to a century in our ecosystem, implying that they take a long time to break down to their smallest pieces, known as nanoplastics. (Cole et al, 2011). These nanoplastics heavily pollute all aspects of our environment, including aquatic, atmospheric, and terrestrial systems. It is much abundant in landfills and the marine environment, which can even reach the deepest oceans due to improper waste management, contaminating water, and posing risk to aquatic organisms. Furthermore, chemicals such as monomer, oligomer, and additives were found to be released into the environment as a result of plastics, suggesting that plastics can also be recognized sources of some hazardous chemicals (Chen et al 2019). With this, plastic pollution is indeed a diverse and persistent global issue with combined pollution, according to a comprehensive summary of environmental plastic pollution characteristics (Li et al, 2020). This clearly emphasizes the dangers it poses to organisms and human health. Even with the danger plastics impose in the minds of people, its production has still increased over the decades due to its different uses, resulting in an issue of unmanaged plastic waste. The importance of single-use plastics is one of the issues in the Philippines. Sachets, shopping bags, and labo bags are all common types. Manufacturers can sell more by targeting consumers who cannot afford to buy larger product volumes, so sachets are sold in large quantities throughout the Philippines (Reuters 2019). Daily, nearly 164 million sachets are used (equivalent to nearly 60 billion sachets per year) (GAIA 2019). In addition to that, schools all around the country also contribute to plastic wastes, since students, teachers, and school staff consume single-use plastics like food wrappers, food packaging, plastic bags, plastic bottles, and more. According to global plastic waste statistics, approximately 300 million tonnes of plastic are produced each year, which is equivalent to the total weight of the human population. Moreover, the amount of plastic in surface waters is unknown, with estimates ranging from 10,000 to 100,000 tonnes. More alarming, is that only a tiny portion of these plastic wastes are recycled, others are of complete no use. With a goal to address these plastic wastes that are being accumulated to the environment, this project will facilitate the conversion of single-use plastic wastes collected into a useful educational tool, math manipulatives. Math manipulatives are educational tools that help in teaching mathematics to students, which is very important to have in schools. Unfortunately, the Philippines lacks access to math manipulatives, which as a result skips the concrete part of the Concrete, Pictorial, and Abstract Approach (CPA) approach that proved to be effective in Singapore and different countries. Singapore students consistently top international rankings in math and science based on the Trends in Math and Science (TIMSS) 2019 results. The country has placed top in the TIMSS 2019, scoring 625 and 595 in math and science respectively, and have consistently placed top ever since they participated in the 1995 study. On the other hand, the Philippines ranked lowest among 58 countries in math and science, only scoring 297 in math and 249 in science, as shown in the results. The Philippines also participated in the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment wherein the country also ranked low, with 353 points in math and 357 points in science against the 489 OECD average for both categories. A study by Trinidad, J. E. (2020) stated that a composite variable that affects the performance of students in the Philippines when it comes to math and science is the material resource constraint in a school. The country lacks and has poor quality of educational materials, where manipulatives lie under, including for math. Ranking lowest in international studies including PISA and TIMSS regarding the performance of Filipino students in core subjects is not a matter that should be taken lightly. Although with these in mind, little to no action has been done to be able to improve students’ performance in math and science. According to Bonz Magsambol (2020), the chairman of the senate committee on basic education, arts and culture has stated that this a major crisis since the country has been participating in global assessments as an additional tool to measure the effectiveness of the basic education curriculum. He also stated that the dismal result for the third time is depressing and should serve as a wake-up call to address this matter. Thus, with the poor performance of Filipino students arising due to the lack of quality education and resources, this project aims to provide a product that will produce important educational tools, specifically math manipulatives, which will make the foundation of education stronger when it comes to mathematics. While doing so, the single-use plastic wastes being emitted in the environment that imposes danger especially to the aquatic life will also lessen, since these plastics will be converted into a good use, solving both unmanaged plastic wastes and poor access to math manipulatives in the Philippines
Standardization and Validation of Chemical Test Methods on Allergen and Preservatives Food Safety Parameters Among DOST LaboratoriesDOST-Industrial Technology Development InstituteFoodOctober 01, 2022 - September 30, 202563,334,943.00On-going
Design and development of a subsonic wind tunnel system for airspeed realization and calibrationITDI-Microbiology and Genetics DivisionMetals and EngineeringOctober 01, 2022 - September 30, 202437,007,274.00On-going
Microbial Biobank for Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) from Traditional Fermented Shrimp (Acetes sp.) and Anchovies (Encrasicholina sp.) in Western Visayasn Western VisayasIloilo Science and Technology UniversityHuman Resource DevelopmentOctober 01, 2022 - September 30, 20232,000,000.00Extended
Development of Protein Hydrolysates from Catfish Consumption Wastes as a Food IngredientHuman Resource DevelopmentOctober 01, 2022 - September 30, 20231,000,000.00Extended
IMPACT: Strengthening the DOST-PTRI’s Technology Management System to Accelerate Technology AdoptionDOST-Philippine Textile Research InstituteTechnology Transfer & CommercializationOctober 01, 2022 - September 30, 20230.00New
Research-Based Capacity Building on Science Communication for an Ecologically Adaptive Tourism Management Contingent to Mt. Malindang Range Natural Park, Misamis OccidentalMisamis UniversityInformation Dissemination and PromotionOctober 01, 2022 - September 30, 20233,433,847.00Extended
Method Validation for the Simultaneous Determination of Cation and Anion in Lake Water using Dual Channel Ion Chromatography in correlation with Ion Selective Electrode for Ammonia (PROSPPER)University of the Philippines (UP)Human Resource DevelopmentOctober 01, 2022 - July 31, 20231,083,500.00New
Establishment of a “Smart Packaging Laboratory” in the Philippine countrysideUniversity of San AgustinInfrastructure Development ProgramOctober 01, 2022 - September 30, 20247,751,858.00New
Establishment of Regional Yarn Production and Innovation Center - MindanaoPhilippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI)Technology Transfer & CommercializationOctober 01, 2022 - September 30, 202493,035,767.00On-goingThe project will be undertaken for two (2) years and the establishment of RYPIC Mindanao will be in partnership with DOST Region and identified State Universities and Colleges (SUCs)/ Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). It will focus on the spun yarn production of cotton-banana and other NTF blend yarns including pineapple leaf, in a blend ratio of 70% Cotton/ 30% Banana/ NTF and other blend ratios that may be developed. This third RYPIC will draw from the model of the first two RYPICs: from an integrated set up involving pretreatment and spinning, this was disaggregated and set up in three locations with pretreatment at the community-scale, and added an NTF extraction feature to support the backward chain of supply. The RYPIC   will continue to provide a disaggregated operation with treatment of NTFs at the same scaled-up capacity as RYPIC Iloilo, engage NTF extractors using higher through-put extraction capacity for spinning in the yarn production facility. Also shown in the graphical illustrations below is the integrated set-up of treatment and spinning facility RYPIC Iloilo and the disaggregated set-up in RYPIC Isabela. The objective for the RYPIC will remain, that is, to locate the textile fiber innovation hubs closer to the raw material source to expand the circle of stakeholders in the textile supply chain, promote geographic specialization, and decentralize production. Figure 1. RYPIC ILOILO Figure 2. RYPIC NORTHERN LUZON   Figure 3. RYPIC MINDANAO The Philippines boasts an abundance of natural textile fibers, including abaca, pineapple leaf fibers, coco coir, and banana. Abaca and pineapple leaf fibers are the most plentiful. In Mindanao Region, there are three (3) raw materials (banana, abaca, and pineapple leaf fiber) for yarn production, which have the most potential source and availability. Philippine Agriculture Reports (2013 to 2017 reported some 450,000 hectares planted to banana in the Davao Region provinces. To realize the production of NTF blended yarns, a complete line of spinning machines capable of producing 50 kg/ day of spun yarns will be procured through the project complemented with the development and/or enhancement of the human resource capability of project staff and partner institutions. At the end of the project, the NTF and spun yarn production technologies as well as management and operation of the RYPIC and NTFIH pretreatment hubs will be transferred to the partner-institutions and cooperating agencies. The transfer will be governed by a Memorandum of Agreement to ensure sustainability of operations.  The Innovation Center for Yarns and Textiles (ICYT) which was launched in 2015, proved to be of significant help to the micro and small-scale textile sector with the goal of increasing the local value-added content of handloom woven products. From its launching up to May 2021, a total of 4000 kg of various innovative yarns were processed and served to different clients and generated an income of about Php 3,829,763.37. However, the ICYT fell short of being able to provide actual finished goods to the sector. On many occasions, inquiries for immediate purchase of products could not be served due to the lack of raw materials. This in turn stems from the lack of a funding mechanism that may allow PTRI to revolve revenues towards continuous procurement of raw materials. The same is true for natural dyes. Thus, the Ready-to-Buy project was initiated that earned Php 647,000.00 from the sale of various textile products. The regionalized version of ICYT, which is the RYPIC, particularly in Miagao, Iloilo, had an initial sale of Php 19,646.00 from various natural textile products.
RENEW P1: Post-Wastewater Treatment Determination of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds for Interventions (PosT-EDCs)University of the Philippines - Diliman, Institute of ChemistryEnvironmentSeptember 16, 2022 - September 15, 202532,215,632.00On-goingTraditional water contaminants such as pesticides, industrial chemicals, heavy metals, nutrients, pathogens, etc. continue to contribute to the pollution of waterways and river systems in the Philippines. A new array of water contaminants has also emerged including pharmaceuticals and personal care products, endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), fire retardants, antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes, micro- and nanoplastics, etc.  To date, there are very few studies on these emerging contaminants and their impacts in the Philippine environment particularly in inland water systems. In this project, analytical methodologies for the sampling, extraction and quantitative measurements of multiple emerging contaminants including endocrine disrupting compounds and industrial chemicals will be developed and optimized for the determination in of these compounds in wastewater effluents as well as in the main river systems in Metro Manila that flow into Manila Bay and Laguna Lake. This research on the occurrence, levels and locational sources of EDCs and priority industrial chemicals will provide up-to-date scientific data and information on emerging contaminants in wastewaters that affect water systems especially those located in the major cities in the country.    This will investigate the conditions of local water systems that may be impacted by the emergence of new contaminants from treated and untreated wastewaters.  The outcomes will be useful to service providers or operators of wastewate treatment plants. Ultimately, the findings will be useful in formulating guidelines on the prevention of contamination of environmental waters that flow into economically important aquatic systems such as those that are used in aquaculture and domestic water production.
RENEW P3: Functional Microbial Community Contained as Granules and Biofilm in Aerobic-Anaerobic Bioprocess Systems for Removal of Nitrogen and Endocrine Disruptors in WastewaterUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman, Department of Chemical EngineeringEnvironmentSeptember 16, 2022 - September 15, 202516,547,638.00On-goingAddressing compliance to effluent standards on nitrogen (N) levels and the environment and health risks associated with endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC) wastewaters, this study will develop a biological wastewater treatment system where cultivated functional microorganisms are contained and retained at high population. Various strategies will be developed: (a) starting up systems using screened isolated microorganisms obtained from natural environment and existing wastewater treatment system; (b) developing microbial ecosystems through natural selection of microorganisms that can degrade the target EDCs at the same time performing roles in nitrogen removal from the wastewater; (c) developing the microbial ecosystem into sludge granules or biofilm attached to mobile carrier or fixed filter materials; (d) optimizing process parameters for achieving high-rate N and EDC removal. Recent studies determined the ability of conventional biological systems, e.g., activated sludge and anaerobic digestion system, membrane bioreactors, and various advanced oxidation processes. The latter have higher removal efficiencies but costly. Thus, biological processes must be improved. Existing systems are not designed for N and EDC removal. Microbial ecosystem for N and EDC removal are not yet developed. Thus, this study will develop a bioprocess system using functional microbial community in granules or attached biofilm for N and EDC removal.
RENEW P2: Microbial community composition and function for the removal of excess nitrogen and endocrine disruptors in wastewater treatmentUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman, Institute of BiologyEnvironmentSeptember 16, 2022 - September 15, 202518,091,036.00On-goingThe removal of pollutants in wastewater can be challenging, especially in the case of emerging pollutants which are not yet monitored or regulated in the Philippines. Different physical, chemical, and biological mechanisms have been proposed to address some of these emerging pollutants, however, a technology or process is yet to be adopted by both big and small players in the local wastewater treatment industry. The investigation of the microbial composition (and their functions associated with pollutant tolerance and degradation) of wastewater is crucial to improving the biological process of wastewater treatment. The expected findings of the study can be used as basis for optimizing the conditions needed for the degradation of nitrogen and EDCs through functional microbial population’s degradation capabilities (Gude, 2015). The functional autochthonous microorganisms that will be isolated and screened will serve as bioaugmentation agents. Bioaugmentation is a promising technology that uses selected microorganisms to improve the treatment process for a polluted environment. It is helpful especially when the pollutants are highly complex chemicals as it said to increase the efficiency of wastewater treatment at a low operational cost (Fernandez et al., 2019). Bioaugmentation using the natural microbial population in wastewater is considered a sustainable and efficient method as this population is already acclimatized to the stressed environment, with adaptive mechanisms not found in non-indigenous counterparts (Suja et al., 2014).
Scoping and Life Cycle Assessment of Philippine Handloom Woven Textiles in Support of the Creative Philippine Textile EconomyDOST-Philippine Textile Research InstituteCreative Industries, Metals and EngineeringSeptember 11, 2022 - September 10, 202416,212,262.00On-going
Sustainable Textiles for the Community-based Philippine Footwear Industries (STePHF-In)DOST-Philippine Textile Research InstituteCreative Industries, Metals and EngineeringSeptember 11, 2022 - September 10, 202420,163,247.00On-going
3D Warp-Knitted Natural Textile Fiber-based Spacer Fabrics for the Local Footwear IndustryDOST-Philippine Textile Research InstituteCreative Industries, Metals and EngineeringSeptember 11, 2022 - September 10, 202435,605,482.00On-going
Digitization of Philippine Textiles to Protect and Sustain the Handloom Weaving SectorPhilippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI)Creative Industries, Metals and EngineeringSeptember 11, 2022 - September 10, 202532,345,101.00On-going
Covert Technology Towards Sustainability and Protection of the Philippine Textile Sectors.Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI)Creative Industries, Metals and EngineeringSeptember 10, 2022 - September 10, 202439,659,112.00On-going
Presentation of poster entitled “Effect of heating temperature on the perception of aroma and flavor attributes of selected Philippine virgin coconut oil (VCO)” at the 21st World Congress of Food Science and TechnologyHuman Resource DevelopmentSeptember 04, 2022 - November 04, 2022349,608.00New
DOST-HRDP Visiting Expert ProgramDOST-Philippine Nuclear Research InstituteHuman Resource DevelopmentSeptember 01, 2022 - October 31, 2022475,000.00New
Support for the Operations of the Central Visayas Consortium for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology (CVCIEERD) for the year 2022Human Resource DevelopmentSeptember 01, 2022 - December 31, 20221,801,499.00NewThe proposed budget is for the operation of the Central Visayas Consortium for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology (CVCIEERD) as the implementing arm of the DOST-PCIEERD in the region. This involves the facilitation of the preparation, submission and implementation of R&D projects, capacity building for researchers and research managers and coordinators, the full utilization and promotion of R&D outputs and the forging of partnerships and linkages that will strengthen and enhance the conduct and management of RDI for betterment of the region and the country as a whole.
Predicting malnutrition among children under five year old with the use of Classification techniques in Data MiningDOST-Food and Nutrition Research InstituteHuman Resource DevelopmentSeptember 01, 2022 - August 31, 20232,516,890.00Extended
Enhancement and Market Validation of Brooky, A Sales Process Automation Platform to Increase Sales And Generate Insights for Real Estate DevelopersOther AgencyTechnology Transfer & CommercializationSeptember 01, 2022 - August 31, 20233,648,808.00Extended
Upgrading and Repair of the Cagayan State University Food Quality and Safety LaboratoryCagayan State UniversityInfrastructure Development ProgramSeptember 01, 2022 - June 30, 20246,010,000.00New
Energy-Efficient RF Front-end Architectures for Large-Scale Sensor NetworksUniversity of the Philippines Diliman - Electrical and Electronics Engineering InstituteInformation and Communications TechnologyAugust 30, 2022 - August 29, 202557,536,586.00On-going
Model-Driven Co-Design of MEMS-Based Sensors and Interface CircuitsUniversity of the Philippines Diliman - Electrical and Electronics Engineering InstituteInformation and Communications TechnologyAugust 30, 2022 - August 29, 202536,999,888.00On-going
Energy Efficient Machine Learning Hardware Co-designUniversity of the Philippines Diliman - Electrical and Electronics Engineering InstituteInformation and Communications TechnologyAugust 30, 2022 - August 29, 202540,952,567.00On-going
Energy Harvesting for Battery-less IoT Device OperationMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyElectronics TechnologyAugust 30, 2022 - August 29, 202544,852,302.00On-going
Effect of silica/MBNT/BNT ternary filler on the curing properties of natural rubber vulcanizates2022 9th International Conference on Mechanics, Materials and ManufacturingPublication in Key Engineering MaterialsHuman Resource DevelopmentAugust 26, 2022 - August 28, 2022190,739.95On-going
Establishment of Electronics Projects Laboratory for Process Automation of the Cagayan Lodging IndustryUniversity of St. Louis - TuguegaraoInfrastructure Development ProgramAugust 22, 2022 - August 21, 20246,392,284.00New The COVID-19 problem is mostly hurting service-oriented industries, such as the hospitality industry [1]. For months, hospitality industries like the lodging sector have been closed as governments and public health officials worked to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Until given the green light to reopen, these establishments worked quickly to reduce the impact on their business by laying off employees, cutting costs, migrating online, and more. Now that the moment has come, governments throughout the world have begun to restore their economies, and the hospitality industry is preparing to reopen its doors [2].     In Region 2, the hospitality industry is also starting to reopen. RSC2 Chair and NEDA2 Regional Director Dionisio C. Ledres, Jr. shared in the recently conducted Regional Statistic Committee Region 2 (RSC2) meeting on March 03, 2022, that with the declaration of COVID-19 Alert Level 1 status the performance of key sectors like tourism will improve. At least 750 billion pesos of tourism receipts can be recovered with the reopening of domestic tourism through transport, hotels, malls, and restaurants operating at 100 percent capacity [3]. The lowering of the status level is a piece of great news for the industry and also the local government.      The service sector which includes the lodging sector still holds the highest percentage share in the real Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) [6] of Region 2. This is because of the growing hospitality industry in the Region, especially in the Province of Cagayan. The lodging sector in Cagayan is growing because the province is now being promoted as an adventure and eco-tourism destination by the Department of Tourism (DOT).  Even though the lodging industry in Cagayan has been growing, the adoption of new technologies in this sector has never been prioritized by business owners. Research and development support by government agencies is also rare for this industry considering that the capital, Tuguegarao City, is slowly becoming a highly urbanized city where lodging establishments are being built everywhere.     The pandemic has shown that technology opened a variety of new opportunities for growth in the lodging industry. The broad adoption of new technology has profoundly changed the way services are given and received [4-5]. Now that this industry is opening its doors again to the public, the need for smarter infrastructures and innovation should become priorities not only for the business owners but also for the government agencies that support this sector. The industry's foundation is high-quality customer service, but technological advancements can make it easier to consistently deliver a memorable experience to customers [5-6]. Moreover, it increases the efficiency of the establishment’s processes and services.    The rise of the digital economy, as well as the popularization of the notion of open innovation, has brought the issues of creative idea manifestation, development, and transfer of new technologies to a new level [7]. Moreover, the progress of a country necessitates both creativity and the implementation of ideas [8]. Implementation of these ideas today can now be achieved with the establishment of innovation and automation laboratories that can help people turn their concepts into a product by providing affordable digital prototyping equipment. Even a small-scale laboratory, which provides digital fabrication equipment, can now assist the transition from a creative expression to new applications for the benefit of society.    Open high-tech workshop laboratory [9] is a place where people can develop and produce custom-made items that are not possible with traditional industrial scale technologies. For projects in the realms of science, education, and sustainable development, these laboratories provide the opportunity for digital fabrication and rapid prototyping [10]. The concept of innovation laboratories is based on the belief that allowing developing communities to participate in the creation of their technological tools for solving their problems is the most long-term way to bring the digital revolution's deepest benefits to them [11]. The tools for design and modeling (3D printers), prototyping (CNC milling machines, laser cutters), instrumentation, testing and debugging, and documentation for a wide range of applications in agriculture, disaster preparedness, health, education, and environmental monitoring, as well as economic and social development [8], are commonly seen in innovation laboratories that produce electronics projects.    The World Bank has acknowledged that laboratories [12], which are built on the concepts of collaboration, decentralization, participation, and democratization, as a particularly effective way to enhance STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. Therefore, universities and research centers are encouraged to begin establishing laboratories using low-cost digital prototyping equipment [8]. There are two key reasons why this initiative should be embraced. One is that most of the necessary logistics for these laboratories are already in place, such as safety controls and rules, appropriate space and facilities, competent employees, and business support to keep the structure running, among other things. The second purpose is to encourage contact between academics, students, and the public, as well as to provide a rich supply of new ideas to be developed in collaboration with experts, resulting in a more enriched laboratory environment for everyone's benefit [13].    The benefit of putting up an electronics projects laboratory has been undeniable, however, not every university and research center has the financial capability to put it up. In the Philippines, there are only a few laboratories of this kind that are established in schools in selected regions to provide access to digital fabrication technologies for quick prototyping and discovery. Moreover, there are no specialized small-scale laboratories in the country that concentrate on innovation and automating the processes and services offered by the lodging industry.    The University of Saint Louis in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan is a Catholic institution of higher learning that is starting to be recognized in innovative research projects through research presentations, publications, and Intellectual Property (IP) works. This humble institution offers many STEM programs but is known in the Philippines for its engineering programs that have produced board topnotchers. With the vision of the university to be recognized for science and technology across all disciplines, the university wanted to accelerate the production of quality research projects. However, faculty and students in the Engineering programs (Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering) are having problems with the fabrication of circuit boards, electronic chassis, and other components of an electronics research project due to the lack of machines.    When developing electronics projects, researchers from the university stumble on many fabrication problems that prevent them from developing a quality output worthy of technology transfer. The common problems encountered are the following:  Researchers resort to generic printed circuit boards due to the lack of a CNC milling machine or circuit printer. The use of generic printed circuit boards leads to cable spaghetti which reduces airflow, overheating, malfunctioning, and breaking down of the electronic projects.  The electronics chassis or electronics enclosure to protect the sensitive internal components of electronic projects is not chosen well based on environmental factors it will face and material it is made of, and the form factor it might require. The electronics chassis used by researchers are mostly recycled materials that are not durable. Some researchers make use of prefabricated electronics chassis that are designed for other purposes wherein most of the time is either too small or too large for their needs. The use of these nonoptimal electronics chassis as alternatives is due to a lack of 3D printers and laser cutters.  Small electrical project components are gathered by purchasing identical devices and removing them to obtain only the component needed. These components include electrical knobs, specialty buttons, electrical fixtures, plugs, blower fans, and many more. Buying a whole device just for a single component could have been avoided with the presence of desktop-forming machines and desktop injection molding machines.  When analyzing existing products to develop a similar or improved design, researchers in the implementing agency start designing from a blank state which is time-consuming and prone to inaccurate surface measurements. With a 3D scanner, these problems can easily be solved, and it will be much easier to understand the design intent to recreate or improve on the design.  The proposed laboratory will cater to the technological needs of the lodging sector of Cagayan’s hospitality industry. The university will use the proposed laboratory for research and development of electronic projects to automate the processes and innovate the services of this sector. The school will also utilize the laboratory for the development of renewable energy devices for the sector. Since there are lots of establishments in this sector, the implementing agency will select those that are willing to accept the clause indicated in MOU. Moreover, the implementing agency will select only those establishments that can be qualified as an MSME.       
Integration of RTK-GPS module for Autonomous Outdoor Navigation of Mobile Land and Aerial Robots applied in AgricultureUniversity of Santo TomasHuman Resource DevelopmentAugust 22, 2022 - August 24, 2022151,201.00New
Grafting of poly(glycidyl methacrylate) onto abaca woven fabric as interface compatibilization for composite reinforcement - Presentation in the Second International Conference on Applications of Radiation Science and Technology (ICARST-2022)Human Resource DevelopmentAugust 22, 2022 - August 26, 2022262,070.00New
Electron beam-induced synthesis of amine and carboxylic type adsorbents from abaca-polyester fabric via pre–irradiation technique for Pb(II), Ni(II), and Cd(II) ion adsorption – Poster Presentation in the Second International Conference on Applications of Radiation Science and Technology (ICARST-2022)Human Resource DevelopmentAugust 22, 2022 - August 26, 2022209,921.00New
Synthesis of forward osmosis membrane from Ananas comosus cellulose-silica composites for desalination applicationUniversity of the Philippines - Los Banos (UPLB)Human Resource DevelopmentAugust 21, 2022 - August 26, 2022283,575.00New
Impact Assessment of the R&D and Roll-out of Food Processing Equipment Prototypes in the PhilippinesUniversity of the Philippines - Los Banos (UPLB)Policy Development and AdvocacyAugust 21, 2022 - August 20, 20247,647,691.00On-goingOne of the projects of the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI), Metals Industry Research Development Center together with Project Management Engineering and Design Services Office is the roll out of food processing equipment prototype in six regions, namely Regions II, V, VI, VIII X, XI. This project was conducted from August 2013 to July 2014. This project aims to encourage start-up/micro food processors to use locally developed food processing equipment for product quality and productivity improvement. This impact assessment study will focus on the activities of this project which includes the provision of the food processing equipment and the training provided using data from survey from food processors and users/adopters of the equipment, secondary data, and key informant interviews. Using a set of relevant key indicators, impact pf the project will be assessed using both qualitative and quantitative methods In addition, this study will attempt to assess and quantify the impacts of the roll out of equipment project to provide a clearer indication of the returns relative the more readily measurable outcomes. This study will try to understand how this type of project is expected to impact beneficiaries and the factors. This also aims to determine the barriers that can shape impact to improve future related projects (Kirtman et al., 2013; World Bank, 2017a).
Mixed Methods Impact Assessment of Technological and Institutional Interventions for the Promotion of Competitiveness in the Philippine Textile IndustryUniversity of the Philippines - Los Banos (UPLB)Policy Development and AdvocacyAugust 16, 2022 - August 15, 202411,154,150.00On-going
Funko Bats (Fungal Quinone Batteries): A Sustainable Energy Storage from Fungal Quinone ExtractionOther AgencyHuman Resource DevelopmentAugust 01, 2022 - November 30, 2023147,560.00On-going
Project BIO-INSULATION: Fabrication of Aerogel with Heat Insulation Properties from Spent Mushroom Substrate and Coir FiberOther AgencyHuman Resource DevelopmentAugust 01, 2022 - January 31, 2024297,800.00On-going
Characterization of Non-metallic Mineral Deposit Found in General Santos City and Sarangani ProvinceMindanao State University - General SantosHuman Resource DevelopmentAugust 01, 2022 - March 02, 202392,770.00On-going
Impact Assessment of the DOST-supported Complementary Food Production (CFP) in Visayas and MindanaoUniversity of the Philippines (UP)Policy Development and AdvocacyAugust 01, 2022 - July 31, 20242,759,862.00On-going  This project would like to look at the impact of the roll-out of complementary food production in the regions as implemented in Luna, Apayao; San Mateo, Isabela; Mulanay, Quezon and Brooke’s Point, Palawan in the year 2013-2019 , which introduced affordable and nutritious complementary foods. It will also evaluate the production and commercialization of the complementary foods; analyze adoption of the complementary foods at the household and community level; identify gaps and/or problems that may have occurred during the implementation; and recommend possible solutions/ alternatives for the improvement of the program.
Support to the Operation of the Central Luzon Industry and Energy Research and Development Consortium (CLIERDEC) for 2022DOST Cordillera Administrative RegionHuman Resource DevelopmentAugust 01, 2022 - December 31, 2022468,115.00New
CFP IA Project 1: Impact Assessment of the DOST-supported Complementary Food Production (CFP) in LuzonUniversity of the Philippines - Los Banos (UPLB)Policy Development and AdvocacyAugust 01, 2022 - July 31, 20245,473,920.00On-going  This project would like to look at the impact of the roll-out of complementary food production in the regions as implemented in Luna, Apayao; San Mateo, Isabela; Mulanay, Quezon and Brooke’s Point, Palawan in the year 2013-2019 , which introduced affordable and nutritious complementary foods. It will also evaluate the production and commercialization of the complementary foods; analyze adoption of the complementary foods at the household and community level; identify gaps and/or problems that may have occurred during the implementation; and recommend possible solutions/ alternatives for the improvement of the program.
Enhancement of a Wireless Network Based Educational Service Delivery (A Mobile App Development for Content Distribution System)Other AgencyTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJuly 27, 2022 - January 26, 20245,143,443.00Extended
Project 2: CALAMI-T: Cordillera Administrative Landslide Monitoring Integrated ToolboxUniversity of the CordillerasDisaster MitigationJuly 22, 2022 - July 21, 202421,474,705.00On-goingProject CALAMI-T applies a multidisciplinary and multivariable approach for landslide modelling, monitoring, and early warning system.  The scope of the project will be twelve (12) sites equally distributed in the  Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay (BLISTT) area.  The areas will be unique in terms of geotechnical characteristics, land cover, and land use.  Geographic Information System (GIS) along with remote sensing will be utilized to characterize areas.  Sensors for soil moisture, rainfall, and earth movement will be installed as real time monitoring devices.  The number of sensors that will be installed will depend on the delineated landslide prone area identified in the program which include Ucab, Itogon; Kias, Baguio City; Ambiong, La Trinidad; Santo Nino, Tublay; and landslide prone areas in Naguilian road in Sablan, and Marcos Highway in Tuba.  Equipment in the GIS Innovation Laboratory such as GNSS devices, map printer and scanner, and server will be used in the project.  Sensors data along with GIS generated maps, remotely sensed maps, spatial rainfall information, geospatial, and geotechnical data will be combined in an array of landslide models which provides early warning, and landslide analysis for planning purposes.  In the citizen level, mobile apps will be developed for citizen awareness as well as citizen reports linked with the entire Project CALAMI-T platform. LGUs and citizens will benefit with safety precautions from landslides, as well as establishment of safe spots or areas for evacuation and relocation.  
MULAT BLISTT Research Program Project 1: Modelling Susceptibility and Generating Rainfall Threshold for Rainfall-Induced LandslidesUniversity of the Philippines - Baguio, College of ScienceDisaster MitigationJuly 22, 2022 - July 21, 202413,805,708.00On-goingWith the availability of recent high-resolution satellite imagery and access to GIS and statistical software, more detailed landslide inventories and consequently landslide susceptibility  maps may be generated,  following appropriate methods reported by earlier workers (Akgun, Kincal, & Pradhan, 2012; Aleotti & Chowdhury, 1999; Magliulo, Di Lisio, & Russo, 2009; Metternicht, Hurni, & Gogu, 2005; C. Van Westen, 2004; C. J. Van Westen, Castellanos, & Kuriakose, 2008).  Using remote sensing and , GIS, a more updated landslide inventory and susceptibility model will be generated. Bivariate and multivariate statistical methods such as frequency ratio and/or binary logistic regression, respectively, will be applied to model low, medium, high  landslide susceptibility zones.  The output from this work could potentially aid in decision making in an aftermath of an extreme rainfall event (e.g early warning protocol); conceptualization and design of rehabilitation and mitigation measures; in urban planning; and in environmental impact assessment. The procedure for landslide susceptibility modelling could be replicated in other similar landslide-prone areas in CAR.
Prediction of Long-Period Ground Motion in Megacities of the Philippines Critical to Seismic Safety of High-Rise BuildingsDOST-Philippine Institute of Volcanology and SeismologyConstructionJuly 21, 2022 - July 20, 20235,980,632.72ExtendedThe project aims to predict the long-period ground motion which will be used to evaluate the ground response and building performance during strong earthquakes in Metro Manila. The growing population in the metro leads to construction of more high-rise buildings to accommodate urbanization. However, high-rise buildings are highly critical to long-period ground shaking due to the presence of deep sedimentary layers in the metro. This is an urgent concern that is not yet addressed by the local standard structural code in the Philippines. This is a necessary project to determine the earthquake damage risk of high-rise buildings in Metro Manila. The results of this project can be adopted by policy makers for strict implementation of seismic design guideline for high-rise buildings, specifically from the effects of long period around motion.
Green synthesis of silver nanowires using A. scholaris leaf and bark extracts for flexible electrode applicationHuman Resource DevelopmentJuly 18, 2022 - December 30, 2023281,865.00New
Development of Hybrid Marine-Air Vehicle to Satisfy Various Rapid and Efficient Interisland Transport Needs in the PhilippinesCebu Technological University - Main CampusEnergy, Transportation, Disaster MitigationJuly 16, 2022 - July 15, 202549,191,477.00New
Enhancement of Prototype of the Blockchain-powered Document Management System, Electronic Signature Software-as-a-service Platform and Self-Sovereign Digital ID.Twala (Ohelio Inc.)Technology Transfer & CommercializationJuly 15, 2022 - July 14, 20236,221,612.00On-going
The PSHC in the Future: A Scoping Study on Preparing for the Future of the PSHCNational Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)Information Dissemination and PromotionJuly 11, 2022 - July 10, 202320,093,131.00ExtendedOver the years, we have witnessed the evolution of the role of science museums and centers both on the local and international front. Pedretti and Iannini (2021) observed that science centers and museums were once focused on collection and preservation before going into communicating science through hands-on experience. Nowadays, they are slowly restructuring “their identities and purposes to explicitly include and promote active citizenship, social responsibility, engagement with complex science and technology issues, and agency” (Pedretti and Iannini, 2021).   The shifting role of science centers, the development of new technologies, and the new normal brought by the COVID-19 pandemic have opened new challenges and opportunities in using emerging and innovative technologies for the development of interactive immersive exhibitions and galleries that would engage visitors both in physical and virtual worlds. This scoping study will review and evaluate the past PSHC exhibitions and at the same time, study current and future trends, and technologies, in local and international science centers and museums produce a blueprint or a roadmap for viable, sustainable, world-class exhibitions and galleries for the nation’s Science Heritage Center.
Establishment of Footwear Innovation and Technology (FIT) Research Laboratory at Marikina Polytechnic CollegeMarikina Polytechnic CollegeInfrastructure Development ProgramJuly 01, 2022 - June 30, 20247,830,076.00New
IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE PHIL LIDAR PROGRAMVisayas State UniversityPolicy Development and AdvocacyJuly 01, 2022 - December 31, 20239,778,186.00Extended
Impact Assessment of the PCIEERD Institution Development Program (IDP)Central Luzon State UniversityPolicy Development and AdvocacyJuly 01, 2022 - June 30, 20234,130,054.00Extended
4th Philippine Silk SummitPhilippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI)Human Resource DevelopmentJuly 01, 2022 - December 31, 2022150,000.00New
Novel microring resonator (MRR)-based optical sensor using Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs)Other AgencyHuman Resource DevelopmentJuly 01, 2022 - June 30, 20231,220,758.00New
IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE PHILIPPINE SCIENTIFIC EARTH OBSERVATION MICROSATELLITE PROGRAMUniversity of the Philippines Los Baños - School of Environmental Science and Management - Interdisciplinary Studies Center for Policy Development and AdvocacyJuly 01, 2022 - December 31, 202310,613,546.00ExtendedThis project aims to evaluate the impacts brought about by the program implemented by DOSTPCIEERD and the Advanced Science and Technology Institute to develop microsatellites and ground receiving stations as an initiative for the development of remote sensing capacity for the country under the program, “Development of Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Microsatellite (PHL-MICROSAT)”
Enhancement and Market Validation of Olivia (An AI-enabled Expense Management App that recognizes Philippine Receipts and Invoices) for Philippine Companies and their EmployeesOther AgencyTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJune 28, 2022 - June 27, 20234,305,174.00Extended
Development of Electrodialysis with Bipolar Membrane for the Simultaneous Recovery of Cobalt and Lithium from Waste Secondary BatteriesUniversity of Mindanao - BoltonMining and MineralsJune 16, 2022 - June 15, 20246,032,179.00On-goingDriven by the concern that the current resources of lithium (Li) and cobalt (Co) could not suffice the demands in the future, shifting the focus to recycling waste batteries is seen as a viable option. At present, industrial recycling methods like pyrometallurgy and hydrometallurgy are on top of the list. However, the cumbersome process of selective precipitation and the excessive expenditure of toxic reagents—as well as the release of fumes—outweighs their environmental impact. To curb this underlying problem, the team proposes to develop an alternative, economically viable method that addresses the drawbacks of the current recycling technologies. Instead of selective precipitation, the whole recycling method will utilize electrodialysis as the forefront of separating lithium and cobalt from spent batteries. The process involves penetrating ions through a semipermeable membrane with the help of electrical potential differences. Specifically, an aqueous solution containing the Li and Co metal ions from spent secondary Li-ion battery active cathode material will be mixed with hexacyanoferrate, forming an anion complex with Co. With the projected increase in e-vehicles (and battery) sales, this research anchored itself with natural resource conservation. Apart from that, strategically targeting its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals 7, 9, and 12.
Establishment of Sultan Kudarat State University – Forensic Molecular Biology Center (SKSU-FMBC)Sultan Kudarat State University Infrastructure Development ProgramJune 01, 2022 - June 30, 20246,521,200.00New
Mine Geotechnical and Environmental Assessment Robotic System (Mine GEARS)Caraga State University (CSU)Mining and MineralsJune 01, 2022 - May 31, 20248,243,416.00On-going
Industry 4.0 Learning Factory for Mining Engineering and Geology in the Academe and Mining Industry using Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) TechnologiesCaraga State University (CSU)Mining and MineralsJune 01, 2022 - May 31, 202512,257,614.00On-goingDevelopment of Augmented or Virtual Reality technologies for Mining Processes that can aid in the simulation and training of mining scenarios. This includes training for high-risk situations, such as simulating equipment and machines.
ICT4RM 2.0 : Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation of Mining Resources and its Contribution Using Predictive Analytics and Collective IntelligenceCaraga State University - MainMining and MineralsJune 01, 2022 - May 31, 202511,593,822.00On-going
Collaborative Aerial Unmanned System for Exploration and Monitoring of Philippine Active VolcanoesMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyDisaster MitigationJune 01, 2022 - May 31, 202410,171,283.00On-goingThis project proposes an aerial-ground unmanned system for monitoring and exploration of Philippine active volcanoes. The unmanned system is composed two main components: unmanned aerial system (UAS) and unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) or ground robot. The main purpose of the unmanned aerial system to transport ground robot to the target volcano site. The ground robot will explore the volcano parts. It will take monitor the conditions of the volcano and take samples for prediction of the possible eruption. A base station software will also be developed for control, monitoring, communication, and data acquisition. 
Unistar Automated Repossessed Motorcycle Assessment System (Unistar ARMAS)Asian Institute of ManagementInformation and Communications Technology, Artificial IntelligenceMay 21, 2022 - May 20, 20247,653,632.00New
Science for the People: Towards a Harmonized Science Communication FrameworkUniversity of the Philippines - Los Banos (UPLB)Information Dissemination and PromotionMay 16, 2022 - May 15, 202327,452,365.00Extended
RENEWABLE ENERGY COMMUNITY DESALINATION SYSTEMS (RECODES)Ateneo de Davao UniversityEnergyMay 15, 2022 - May 14, 20236,072,205.00ExtendedThis proposed research is to develop a bio-material water still powered by renewable energy sources (solar) to produce potable clean water from sea water. The researchers will integrate various enhancements to the materials, structure, and electronics of a basic solar still unit to enhance the volume of clean water produced and to achieve 24-hour round-the-clock water production. The project will also involve extensive community engagement activities to demonstrate a route for this new technology to be completely installed and maintained by local communities. Selected members from local electrical cooperatives and the local government development authority will be trained to monitor, maintain, and repair the unit. The final outcome of our research will be a blueprint for an enhanced performance solar still, designed-for-purpose to be easily operated and repaired by the local community. The technology developed from this research is anticipated to replace the current practice of a large, single community water supply system and eliminates the need for people to congregate, touch and share the same infrastructure, removing the most common source of COVID-19 transmission. An expected benefit of this technology is the provision of multiple, smaller, potentially dedicated household, potable water supplies, thus enabling the prescribed hand-washing practice.
Establishment of Quantum Innovation Laboratory: Optimizing a Decision Diagram-based Free and Open-Source Quantum Circuit Simulator for Benchmarking in an HPC Environment using Entanglement, Random Circuits, and Quantum Algorithms Benchmark DatasetsAdvanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)Information and Communications Technology, Electronics TechnologyMay 10, 2022 - May 09, 2024121,140,010.00On-going
Foamed and Innovative Biochar ingredients with Environmentally Recycled Plastic in Concrete (FIBER Plastic in Concrete)La Salle UniversityConstructionMay 02, 2022 - October 01, 20236,532,151.00Extended
Synthesis of Biodegradable, Water-soluble Film from Durio zibethinus (Durian) Seed Nanostarch as Food Packaging MaterialUniversity of Mindanao - BoltonHuman Resource DevelopmentMay 02, 2022 - August 01, 2023810,380.00Extended
SMART (Steel Manufacturing and Assembly for a Rapid Technology (SMART) in House Construction: Development of an Innovative CFS-based Structure with Screw Piles using Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) TechnologyLa Salle UniversityConstructionMay 02, 2022 - November 01, 20237,637,262.00Extended
Motor Vehicle Inspection System with loaded emissions testing and smart features (MVISion)De La Salle University - ManilaTransportation, EnergyMay 01, 2022 - April 30, 202312,094,680.00Extended
Evaluating Dynamic Internal Loading of Nutrients in Lake Sediment for Recovery of Lakes from Eutrophication (INLakes)University of the Philippines - Diliman, Institute of ChemistryEnvironmentMay 01, 2022 - April 30, 202422,876,566.00On-goingIn this landmark local investigation, the nutrient dynamics that affect the ecosystem health of selected lakes in the Province of Laguna will be evaluated. Three lakes in Laguna Province will initially be studied under this NICER Program for Lake Environment Research.  Laguna Lake, Sampalok Lake and Lumot Lake will be the primary study sites.   Nine, five and three sampling locations in Laguna Lake, Sampalok Lake and Lumot Lake, respectively, will be studied for sediment nutrient content and release. Sediment and samples from the water column in the study sites will be collected for nutrients analysis and physicochemical measurements.  The results will be used in evaluating internal loading by elucidating nutrient dynamics in sediment-water interfaces. The experimental data will also be used in creating mathematical models on the internal release of nutrients from the sediment to the underlying water. The mathematical predictions will be useful in creating recommendations for programs on nutrient balance restoration in the lakes. The findings and recommendations will be useful in developing integrated approaches to lake recovery and aquatic resource conservation.  Policies and innovative strategies for the reduction of nutrient enrichment can then be developed.  The science-based outcomes of this study will contribute to the long-term sustainability of the natural resources of lakes in the country.
Source TRacking Of Microbial Contamination in Selected Lakes of Laguna, Philippines (STROLL)University of the Philippines - Diliman, Institute of BiologyEnvironmentMay 01, 2022 - April 30, 202414,275,723.00On-goingMicrobial source tracking (MST) method has been widely used in bodies of water, but now it is gaining importance in the food industry as well (Fu & Li, 2013). This research aims to build upon the methods and results from the DOST-PCIEERD-funded project entitled, “Microbial source tracking in selected tributaries of Laguna Lake,” expanding its applications to other stations of Laguna de Bay and to the seven-crater lakes of  San Pablo, Laguna. A report by Brillo (2015) states that lake studies in the Philippines are primarily focused on large and major lakes, resulting in little attention and resources given for the rehabilitation of small lakes. Both major and small lakes are subject to the negative impacts of overpopulation and anthropogenic activities, resulting in the deterioration of their quality. Among others, fecal contamination is a major factor resulting in great ecological stress of these lakes. Fecal indicator bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, have been widely used in determining the extent of fecal contamination, however, this technique cannot provide information on fecal contamination sources (Shanks et al., 2006). MST not only allows for the restoration of polluted waters but also serves as a backbone for regulations and risk assessments related to the contamination of water resources (Fu & Li, 2013). The major outcome expected of this research is to utilize optimized and validated methodologies from the previous MST project - particularly a library-dependent DNA-fingerprinting method of E. coli isolates and a library-independent method that exploits host-specific markers of Bacteroides spp.  - to source track fecal contamination in selected lake stations in Laguna, Philippines. These methods can be adapted by monitoring agencies as a complement to the traditional coliform monitoring in the rehabilitation of freshwater lakes in the country.
Project 1: Towards Green Smart Cities: Connected Embedded Systems for Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality MonitoringUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman, Electrical and Electronics Engineering InstituteEnvironmentMay 01, 2022 - April 30, 202561,017,000.00On-going
Project 4: Indoor Air Quality Monitoring and Reporting SystemUniversity of the Philippines DilimanEnvironmentMay 01, 2022 - April 30, 202526,261,758.00On-going
Project 5: Development of Filter Media, eBC and VOC Sensors for Local ConditionsEnvironmentMay 01, 2022 - April 30, 202550,247,955.00On-going
Establishing the PCAARRD Impact Communities [PCAARRD Para sa Pamayanan (3Ps)]The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST-PCAARRD)Policy Development and AdvocacyMay 01, 2022 - April 30, 20235,749,999.00Extended
A Model Rehabilitation of a Laguna de Bay Tributary - Taytay River - Maningning Creek Sub-basinUniversity of the Philippines Diliman - Institute of Environmental Science and MeteorologyEnvironmentApril 19, 2022 - April 18, 202415,049,836.00On-goingWe propose that the already engaged stakeholders of the Taytay River Maningning Creek Sub-basin be equipped with technical interventions, with a vision towards making the Maningning Creek habitable not only by humans, but also of freshwater fish, benthic invertebrates, plants, as evidence of a liveable creek.  Continuing from here, the general objective is to develop and establish community-based, sustainable solutions to rehabilitate the Laguna de Bay Tributary of Taytay River-sub basin Maningning Creek.   COOPERATING AGENCY/IES Local Government of Taytay, Rizal, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office Barangay Environment and Natural Resources Office, Sta Ana and San Isidro Focal Person: John Tobit Cruz, Brgy Councilor, Sta. Ana   ILEC/SEALNet Focal Person: Adelina Santos-Borja
“Development of market-ready admixtures and SMART lightweight foamed composites with passive energy-regulating and self-reinforcing properties from agro-industrial wastes for roof screeds, roof insulation, ceilings, walls, and floor applications” (6 Research Studies)Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyConstructionApril 18, 2022 - October 17, 202431,842,541.00On-goingThe proposed research project is into the development of market-ready and competitive LFCs for roof screed, roof insulation, ceilings, walls, and floor applications. It will optimize the utilization of agro-industrial wastes such as coal fly ash, rice hull ash, lime sludge, chicken feathers, and fish wastes, and even waste household glass for the formulation of foaming agents as admixtures for concrete and for the development of SMART lightweight foam composites with passive energy regulating and self-reinforcing properties for roof screed, roof insulation, ceilings, walls, and floor applications. The LFC technologies generated out of the project will be packaged in such a manner that they will be able to overcome the currently available building materials especially the autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC). AAC might have difficulty to be produced in panels as these will require large autoclaves thus they are available in blocks.  LFCs will be optimized and produced in specific applications mostly in slabs and panels which could be customized based on the demand and need of the users. LFCs will be developed and produced as roof screed, roof insulation, ceilings, walls (load and non-load bearing), and floor applications with minimum mechanical and physical properties required by the building standards.  
Development of Eco-Cement Using Locally available Industrial Wastes for Construction ApplicationsCentral Mindanao UniversityConstructionApril 18, 2022 - April 17, 20246,305,186.00On-goingThe demand for construction materials continue to increase in the Philippines as the government’s thrust in Infrastructure Program continue to roll out. The “Build Build Build” Program has seen significant increase in construction activities throughout the country. The increase in population and economic activities have also contributed to increase not only in infrastructure needs but some environmental problems. Meanwhile, although Mindanao has experienced growth with recent developments in our country, it continues to face the challenges in the increasing volume of industrial wastes which pose different hazards and environmental problems. Coal power plants, sugar milling companies, palm oil refinery and other agro-industrial plants in Mindanao continue to generate industrial wastes in the process of sustaining their delivery of service/products. In addition, the soil erosion in Bukidnon, has caused a huge dilemma for the National Power Corporation in its Operation of Pulangui IV Hydroelectric Power Plant. The massive volume of alluvial sediments deposited in the Pulangui reservoir has caused a huge reduction in its capacity to generate electricity. This project seeks to make use of the potential of different industrial wastes in producing eco-cement. This will help provide a sustainable alternative from using Ordinary Portland Cement which also causes environmental problems during its production. The different industrial wastes shall be recycled for production of concrete using geopolymerization to prevent the release of hazardous materials. Optimization shall be done to determine the best possible composition of the eco-cement. This project also seeks to develop eco-friendly and cost-effective construction materials such as Smart Eco-blocks and other potential construction materials for sustainable engineering. This will not only help address the scarcity and rising cost of construction materials but promote sustainable development in our country.
Laminated Natural Fiber Composite as ECO-Geocell and ECO-Geogrid for Roadway ConstructionLa Salle University - OzamizConstructionApril 18, 2022 - April 17, 202424,516,022.00On-goingThe development of ECO-Geocell and ECO-Geogrid made of laminated natural fiber composite will undergo optimization and material characterization. Specifically, this project will use non-woven fibers together with the laminating agent to form a laminated natural fiber composite. Through optimization, this will undergo intensive laboratory testing following the various ASTM standards to obtain both the physical and mechanical properties of ECO-Geocell and ECO-Geogrid. Actual performance testing for the ECO-Geocell and ECO-Geogrid will be followed in preparation for the design and policy recommendation.      
Collection, Recording, and Analysis of Traffic Incidence Data (CREATE)University of the Philippines DilimanDisaster Mitigation, TransportationApril 01, 2022 - March 31, 202426,319,391.00On-going
Technology Innovation for Commercialization (TECHNiCOM 2.0) ProgramTechnology Transfer & CommercializationApril 01, 2022 - December 31, 202256,909,677.00New
Sustainable Meltblown Nonwoven Textiles for Mask Filters and Packaging ApplicationPhilippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI)ProcessApril 01, 2022 - June 30, 202427,000,082.00On-goingThis project starts immediately with the commissioning of the lab-scale melt-blown production line and the verification of its actual capacity and the productivity of the processes and the equipment. Thermoplastic polymers such as polyethylene terephthalate, nylon-6, nylon 66, polyamide, and polypropylene will be used as test/commissioning materials and also create a library of melt-blown nonwoven textiles. A protocol for the production of melt-blown nonwoven textiles will be established. A battery of tests will be done to assess the performance and properties of the melt-blown nonwoven textiles and produced products towards their intended applications. Specifically, for the melt-blown nonwoven masks and filters application, polypropylene will be used due to its standard of processing conditions and suitability for this specific application. A prototype design of respiratory masks and filters will also be explored in year 1 as well as the life cycle assessment and cost analysis from the actual cost of inputs on the whole process to the produced product as compared to existing products to determine the economic viability of the process or product and check its competitive advantage and positioning. Also, this project will explore the use of recycled polypropylene from production wastes and biopolymers such as polylactic acid (PLA) which is typically sourced from cornstarch and starch from sugarcane for the melt-blown nonwoven fabric production. Respiratory face masks and filters from sustainable melt-blown nonwoven fabrics will be developed following the protocol for the production and the battery of tests established and the reusability and waste management of the project will also be explored.
Functional Spunbonded Nonwovens for Agro-Industrial and Geo-Textile ApplicationsDOST-Philippine Textile Research InstituteProcessApril 01, 2022 - March 31, 202436,267,151.00On-goingThis two-year project begins with the establishment of the operating parameters of a spunbonding R&D facility, until the exploration of various nonwoven textile configurations and its corresponding end-uses in the agriculture and geotechnical applications. Product exploration shall include maximization of the acquired facility, prototyping, and determination of its performance against the industry standards. The projects also intend to establish and implement policies regarding local production, product ownership and reusability, and waste management. This project will be in partnership with JG Summit Petrochemical Group (JGSPG) and Fivecent Global Corporation.
Production and evaluation of breads enriched with spent ginger (Zingiber officinale) pulp powder and with onion (Allium cepa) skin powderIloilo Science and Technology UniversityHuman Resource DevelopmentApril 01, 2022 - March 31, 20231,167,999.00Extended
Development of Healthy Drink form Locally- Available and Undervalued PlantsIloilo Science and Technology UniversityHuman Resource DevelopmentApril 01, 2022 - March 31, 2023999,999.00ExtendedThis R&D project is a food innovation study on natural food products. The raw materials are Langkawas, Iba or Kamias, and Mustasa, plants that are abundant in Iloilo but undervalued. This study involves 6 major activities: Assessment of the sources and procurement of raw materials; Determination of physical and chemical characteristics of raw materials; Development  and standardization of immunobooster drink; Sensory evaluation of immunobooster drink; Determination of nutritional content, phytochemicals, phenolic content, flavonoids, and antioxidant activity present in the drink. Creation of an effective, cost-efficient and safe systems for the Immunobooster Drink production.
Establishment of Drilling Fluids Research and Innovation LaboratoryPalawan State UniversityInfrastructure Development ProgramApril 01, 2022 - March 31, 202412,147,302.00New
ESTABLISHMENT OF PnC DANGAL(Pamantasan ng Cabuyao Data Analytics, Network, Grid and Automation Laboratory)Pamantasan ng CabuyaoInfrastructure Development ProgramApril 01, 2022 - March 31, 20247,621,214.00New
Designing High Entropy Alloy Surfaces for Catalytic Applications using Atomistic Calculations and Materials Informatics InvestigationsUniversity of the Philippines - Los Banos (UPLB)Material ScienceApril 01, 2022 - March 31, 202515,585,290.00On-goingThis cooperative project, composed of researchers from A*STAR, SINGAPORE, National Science and Technology Development Agency, THAILAND, University of Tokyo, JAPAN, and University of the Philippines, PHILIPPINES, will focus on the design of HEA for catalysts and battery applications. HEA is a new class of multi-component (five or more elements) material. Alloys, in general, are favored for industrial applications over their monometallic counterparts due to their enhanced properties. To achieve this goal, atomistic calculations coupled with materials informatics methods will be employed. The study will focus, in particular, on the behavior of atoms in alloys in the presence of gas molecules on the surface. Current studies on HEAs are focused on their structural properties. Research related to their applications is very limited. Thus, it is important to elucidate their performance as materials that can be utilized in industries. It is also the goal of this project to establish a database that will contain information about alloys and their interaction with adsorbates. This is expected to aid future investigations on alloy materials and material informatics relate studies. The generalizations from these data will be used as a starting point in constructing HEAs. The design will prioritize metals that are cheap and abundant in our country and the Asian region. This will boost their employment in devices and will reduce the dependence of industries on expensive metals. Lastly, this project will be a venue to train young researchers and students in various computational materials science methods through involvement in this project and in training/workshops that will be conducted. It also targets to promote multilateral partnership among the participating countries that could be extended to other countries in Asia through research and academic collaborations.
Kaag: A Mobile-based Multimodal Preservation of Kagan Language and CultureHuman Resource DevelopmentApril 01, 2022 - March 31, 2023999,999.00Extended
Nickel Extraction from Philippine Nickel Laterite Deposits for Battery Grade raw MaterialsUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman, Department of Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials EngineeringMining and MineralsApril 01, 2022 - March 31, 202415,668,452.00On-going
Recovery of Lithium and valuable metals from local spent Li-ion batteries: waste battery mining, repurposing and regenerationUniversity of the Philippines DilimanMining and MineralsApril 01, 2022 - March 31, 202417,115,836.00On-going
Design Improvement of Existing Chain Link Fencing Machine to Produce Slope Protection Circular Wire MeshMetals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC)ConstructionApril 01, 2022 - June 30, 20234,871,732.00Extended
Improvement of the MAGWAI Reef-Safe Sunscreen Formulation to Accelerate its Market AdoptionOther AgencyTechnology Transfer & CommercializationMarch 28, 2022 - June 27, 20234,754,906.00Extended
Addressing the Needs, Gaps, and Challenges of PILMICO Foods Inc. through Science and Technology Research and Development: an ExperTISE Project of MSU-IITMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyHuman Resource DevelopmentMarch 16, 2022 - September 16, 2022367,900.00On-going
Enhancing Technological Innovation of Coconut Products of Segatic Daku Small Coconut Farmers Cooperative through Expert Intervention for Scientific Engagement (ExperTISE) ProgramHuman Resource DevelopmentMarch 16, 2022 - September 16, 2022492,975.00New
Capacity development needs of the 1.4 MW Maramag Mini Hydropower Project towards a sustainable renewable energy sourceCentral Mindanao UniversityHuman Resource DevelopmentMarch 16, 2022 - September 16, 2022616,494.00New
Experts Engagements of USTP Jasaan Researchers to PICMW for the Ideation of Research ProposalHuman Resource DevelopmentMarch 16, 2022 - September 16, 2022616,274.96Newa
Transitioning Adlaw farm into a smart cacao and chocolate production company: a capacity needs assessmentCentral Mindanao UniversityHuman Resource DevelopmentMarch 16, 2022 - September 16, 2022632,929.00New
Prototype e-Boat for Inland Waterways to Address Urban CongestionUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman, Electrical and Electronics Engineering InstituteTransportation, EnergyMarch 07, 2022 - March 06, 202480,383,209.00On-going
Optimizing the Production of Natural Products from the Philippine Cinnamon & other aromatic plantsOther AgencyTechnology Transfer & CommercializationMarch 01, 2022 - February 28, 20234,591,048.00Extended
Synchrotron X-ray Analysis for Material Science ResearchDOST-Philippine Nuclear Research InstituteHuman Resource DevelopmentMarch 01, 2022 - February 28, 2023615,260.40New
V2X Initiatives for Road Safety (VIROS)University of the Philippines Diliman - Department of Computer ScienceConstruction, Disaster Mitigation, TransportationMarch 01, 2022 - February 29, 202457,645,264.00On-going
A novel technique for the recovery of valuable metals from AMD through bimetallic materials - resubmittedMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyMining and MineralsMarch 01, 2022 - February 29, 20244,990,800.00On-goingBimetallic particles will be synthesized using scrap aluminum and iron based on a novel washing-reduction technique. Several parameters for the synthesis of the bimetallic particles will be tested. The performance of the prepared bimetallic particles will be evaluated using both synthetic and actual AMD samples. The recovery of valuable metals, such as Cu, Ni and Zn from AMD will be investigated. The potential of AMD as a source of ferrous ions will also be evaluated in this component. Preliminary experiments on the synthesis of bimetallic particles have already been done through undergrad research work and the results have shown promise based on the physical characteristics of the synthesized particles. The outputs of the project will be communicated not only to our partner mining company but also to other stakeholders like AMDgenerating mining companies, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Local Government Unit (LGU), and the local and international members of the academe.
A two-step neutralization ferrite process as active remediation technique for environmental treatment of AMD - resubmittedDe La Salle University - ManilaMining and MineralsMarch 01, 2022 - February 29, 20246,298,459.00On-goingAMD, characterized by low pH and high concentrations of hazardous elements, is considered as the most widespread, serious and costly environmental problem associated with mining and mineral processing operations. Treatment of AMD can be classified into active and passive treatment systems. The most common active treatment system used nowadays is known as chemical precipitation. The research project entitled “A novel two-step neutralization ferrite process as active remediation technique for environmental treatment of AMD” aims to address the shortcomings of this conventional method which include low sludge generation and low associated overall cost. The proposed process will be able to recover valuable resources such as iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) in the sludge. Moreover, the effluent or treated AMD can be safely discharged to the environment with hazardous contaminants levels below the standard. A bench-scale set-up for the two-step neutralization ferrite-formation process will be designed and tested for its performance as applied to both the synthetic and actual AMD discharges. The actual AMD will be obtained from our partner mining company. The parameters to be monitored include pH and concentrations of hazardous elements such as Cu, Ni, Zn, Fe, Mn and Al. The outputs of the project will be communicated not only to our partner mining company but also to other stakeholders like AMD-generating mining companies, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Local Government Unit (LGU), and the local and international members of the academe.
Advanced Electrode Materials for Energy Supply and StorageBicol State College of Applied Sciences and TechnologyHuman Resource Development, Energy, ProcessMarch 01, 2022 - February 28, 20231,105,600.00Extended
Sustainable Green Energy from Hydrogen Evolution Reaction via 2D Janus Nanosheet Electrocatalysts (SGEHER2DNANO): Density Functional Theory CalculationsUniversity of the Philippines Los Banos - College of Arts and Sciences - Institute of Mathematical Sciences and PhysicsMaterial Science, NanotechnologyMarch 01, 2022 - February 29, 20246,089,082.00On-going
ENVITECS: Air SAVER: Air Purification using Sustainable Aluminosilicates for Valenzuela Environmental RemediationUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman, Department of Chemical EngineeringEnvironmentMarch 01, 2022 - February 29, 202414,565,301.00On-goingThe project shall utilize naturally occurring aluminosilicate minerals in the Philippines through facile modification processes to mitigate the health-related risks of plastic recycling in Valenzuela. Air pollution due to VOC-rich effluent gas has been a longstanding problem for residents living near factories and manufacturing plants as they are exposed to higher health risk. Thus, we envision a novel pollution mitigation system “Air SAVER” that features the ability to filter a wide range VOCs and other harmful gases produced by plastic manufacturing plants in Valenzuela. This locally sourced air filters with more effective air purification while being accessible at a lower cost than traditional air filters. The fabricated air purifier with low-cost replaceable filters intended for at least a month of use with regeneration using solar irradiation.
Design and Development of a Low-Cost Mobile Data Acquisition System for Small CraftsAklan State UniversityHuman Resource Development, Transportation, EnergyMarch 01, 2022 - February 28, 20232,154,383.00Extended
IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF PHIVOLCS AND PAGASA PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTED FROM 2010-2020University of the Philippines Los Baños - School of Environmental Science and Management - Interdisciplinary Studies Center for Disaster MitigationMarch 01, 2022 - August 31, 20238,888,004.00ExtendedGenerally, the study aims to determine the impacts brought about by the projects and programs of PHIVOLCS and PAGASA from 2010-2020. Specifically, the project will (1) describe the process and dynamics involved in the conceptualization, formulation, evaluation, and implementation of each of the PHIVOLCS and PAGASA project's retrospective process documentation. This will be done through a thorough review of the projects implemented in the said duration; and key informant interviews and focus group discussions with the agencies’ focal personnel and projects’ target beneficiaries. The study will also (2) validate the theory of change and analyze the impact pathways by mapping the context, identifying impact scope, and tracing inputs to program impacts. An Integrated Approach Framework will be used wherein the Input-Process-Output-Outcome-Impact of the projects will be identified and analyzed. (3) An assessment of the actual socio-economic outcome and impacts of the projects will be conducted in which four key areas will be assessed: stakeholders, researchers, and their institutions, science and the body of knowledge, and policies. The project will also (4) estimate the economic returns from investments where Cost-Benefit Analysis will be employed. Each of the benefit and cost items attributable to the PHIVOLCS and PAGASA projects will be identified and valued in monetary terms. Lastly, the study will (5) identify the best practices and lessons learned related to program effectiveness and sustainability through the Most Significant Change (MSC) approach - a qualitative analysis involving the collection of “stories” and the identification of which are deemed most significant.
Application of green silver nanoparticles for dye wastewater treatmentOther AgencyHuman Resource DevelopmentMarch 01, 2022 - May 31, 20231,285,600.00Extended
Establishment of Recycled Concrete Aggregates Laboratory (ReCoLab)Ateneo De Naga UniversityInfrastructure Development ProgramFebruary 24, 2022 - February 23, 20249,353,228.00NewThe ReCoLab aims to establish a Recycled Concrete Laboratory (ReCoLab) complementary to the existing laboratories, especially the Material and Testing Laboratory, in the Civil Engineering (CE) Department of Ateneo de Naga University. This will increase the research capability of the CE Faculty and other allied units including the environmental sciences, mathematics, center for community development, and social sciences department.   This upgrade will also allow the development of the course offerings for the CE program and provide opportunities to ramp up the research endeavors of both faculty and students. The proposed ReCoLab will offer courses of at least one (1) for CE students, and one (1) for non-CE students as an elective course will provide advanced engineering training and also will serve as an avenue to increase students interested in STEM. For the SY2020-2021 and SY2021-2022, our freshmen students are 17% and 22% NON-STEM strand takers, respectively.     The City Government of Naga will serve as a partner in technology adoption in the first year of the laboratory. Further partnerships will expand starting year two. Further, this proposed laboratory will serve as a specialized think tank that will play a vital role in the integration of RCA in the industry promoting sustainable cities innovation.
Establishment of a Microgrid and Sustainable Energy Laboratory in Silliman UniversityInfrastructure Development ProgramFebruary 24, 2022 - February 23, 20245,000,000.00New
Towards the Establishment of the Pavement Research (PAVER) Laboratory in Jose Rizal Memorial State UniversityJose Rizal Memorial State University - Tampilisan CampusInfrastructure Development ProgramFebruary 24, 2022 - February 23, 20246,936,228.00On-going
Analysis, Design, and Development of the EKSPERTO App: An On-Demand Integrated Service providing App for Displaced and Certified WorkersHuman Resource DevelopmentFebruary 21, 2022 - May 20, 20232,381,395.20New
Prototype Enhancement for Digitizing Traditional Market Centers (Bagsakans) and Market Validation for a Networked Agricultural Clearing HouseVerdant Seasons Farm Management Technologies CorporationTechnology Transfer & CommercializationFebruary 18, 2022 - February 17, 20233,211,137.00Extended
Enhancement and Market Validation of Artist Management (HUSAY.CO) with Artist-Profiling, Worker Benefits Facilitation, and Job-Matching SystemOther AgencyTechnology Transfer & CommercializationFebruary 17, 2022 - February 16, 20233,789,099.00Extended
Project AutoLABS: Automated Equipment Borrowing with Mobile App Reservation and Asset Management System using Data Analytics for School LaboratoriesAdamson UniversityHuman Resource DevelopmentFebruary 16, 2022 - February 15, 2023999,163.00Extendeda
HEIRIT?ReSEED: Start-up Ecosystem Leveraging on Opportunities and Networks for Growth (SULONG Central Luzon)Bulacan State University - MainTechnology Transfer & CommercializationFebruary 16, 2022 - February 15, 20232,078,119.20Extended
Establishment of “nanoCORE Lab: Computational Nanotechnology Laboratory”Mindanao State University at NaawanHuman Resource Development, Infrastructure Development ProgramFebruary 15, 2022 - February 14, 20246,298,999.00New
HEIRIT ReSEED: Strategic and Collaborative Alliance for Leveraging Ecosystem of Startups in the National Capital Region (SCALE NCR)Trust International Paper Corporation (TIPCO)Technology Transfer & CommercializationFebruary 15, 2022 - February 14, 20231,862,387.00Extended
Developing a Prototype Ballast Water Management System (BWMS)University of the Philippines DilimanEnvironmentFebruary 15, 2022 - February 14, 202312,223,820.00NewCompliance to the BWMC requires all ships by 2028 to have ballast water treatment systems compliant to the IMO D1 and D2 standard. The research problem is to build a prototype Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) compliant to the IMO D2 standards. The initial design will employ a filtration process and heating of ballast water using pasteurization methods by diesel burner to kill all the unwanted organisms before de-ballasting. A cooling system using a heat exchanger will also be used to minimize thermal pollution in the ocean. The technology will also include supplemental UV treatment.
Enhancement and Market Validation of a Fully Accessible Cloud-Based Virtual School for Persons with Disabilities in the PhilippinesTechnology Transfer & CommercializationFebruary 14, 2022 - February 13, 20235,166,304.00Extended
Low-dose Uniform Neutron Irradiation System (LUNIS) - resubmittedDOST-Philippine Nuclear Research InstituteHuman Resource DevelopmentFebruary 11, 2022 - February 10, 202511,865,587.00NewThe LUNIS will be the first low-dose uniform neutron irradiation facility in the Philippines and will utilize recycled/repurposed radioisotopic neutron sources. LUNIS will have the following features: (1) a large cavity for low dose homogenous neutron irradiation that will be especially useful as a reference neutron field for neutron detector calibration and metrology, and (2) a small cavity with relatively high neutron fluence that can be utilized for neutron activation analysis and irradiation studies. The project aims to develop capability to design and utilize radioisotopic neutron sources in PNRI for neutron irradation to (1) support the country’s capacity building in nuclear science and technology; (2) provide a research facility for academic and research institutions; (3) provide training facility to demonstrate neutron applications; and (4) expand nuclear service to cover neutron irradiation.   
AeroComp: Enhanced Lightweight Fiber-reinforced Composites Structures for Defense ApplicationsUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman, Department of Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials EngineeringMaterial ScienceFebruary 01, 2022 - January 31, 202462,876,290.72ExtendedArmor systems are highly engineered products. They are typically comprised of different and complex layers of materials built together to create synergistic effects. Ballistic protective materials in this context are mainly used for personnel and vehicle protection, for which agile movements of the personnel and vehicles are vital for carrying out their missions. Therefore, high protective performance against ballistic impact and lightweight are probably the two most important requirements for an armor material. Several techniques are employed to create advanced armor materials, but this study focuses primarily on fiber- reinforced polymer (FRP) composite armoring. The manufacturing of FRP armor systems taking advantage of its laminated and layered construct would greatly benefit the Armed Forces of the Philippines. FRP’s lightweight property would improve mobility of military (ground, naval, air) units and at the same time improve the performance and efficiency of the various ballistic technologies and products. Its layered and laminated construct would also produce high specific strength enough to provide excellent ballistic performance for military aircrafts. These two aspects alone, excellent ballistic performance and lightweight property, make FRPs a perfect defense material.   The current bulletproof vests and other related products are not simply optimized in terms of manufacturing cost and weight, with the best efficiency in terms of durability and strength. The users and manufacturers desire bulletproof products that are lighter, cheaper, and Filipino-friendly (Testimonies from AFP showed that imported bulletproof vests aren’t well-fitted to Filipino physique). Thus, our value proposition for this research project is to establish a competitive advantage in terms of materials research and development for defense applications. This can spearhead the local manufacturing of ballistic defense technologies such as bulletproof shield, plate and vest that can withstand harsh environment and other extreme conditions.
HEIRIT Regional Startup Enablers for Ecosystem Development (ReSEED).Establishment of a Regional Startup Ecosystem Consortium in Southern LuzonBatangas State University - MainTechnology Transfer & CommercializationFebruary 01, 2022 - January 31, 20232,186,048.00Extended
Coastal erosion trends and management strategies for Region 1University of the Philippines - Diliman, Marine Science InstituteConstructionFebruary 01, 2022 - January 31, 202513,637,113.00On-goingThe project will conduct training on coastal erosion research and management studies for personnel and students of HEIs in Region 1 using Philippine appropriate training materials previously developed by the Project proponent and collaborators.  Extensive and in-depth training will be provided to the staff and researchers of DMMSU. The researchers from DMMSU will be coached throughout the project. Information on erosion in segments previously studied in La Union will be updated.  Selected coastlines of Pangasinan, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte will be covered.  The choice of segments to be studied will be driven mainly by the development pressures of urbanization.  Maps of varying vintages and satellite images will be the primary data sources for the establishment of coastal erosion trends.  The immediate source of sediment along a beach of interest will be identified based on the sand composition and geomorphology of the area. The littoral cells will be delineated. The immediate sources and pathways of sediments and possible contributors to erosion will be identified and will be a major consideration in outlining possible measures that can be adopted by the LGUS to address coastal erosion in their respective areas.  The results and recommendations of the project will be presented to the LGUs.  
BiDaLight (Bio-Derived Light): Spent Mushroom Substrate- (SMS) powered microbial fuel cellsPolytechnic University of the PhilippinesHuman Resource DevelopmentFebruary 01, 2022 - July 31, 2023784,905.00Extended
Comparative Study Between Standard Methods and Philippine Made PM and CO Measuring DevicesDOST-Industrial Technology Development InstituteEnvironmentJanuary 17, 2022 - January 16, 202411,690,892.00ExtendedThis project involves comparative study of the Philippine made sensors and measuring devices with the standard methods prescribed by the USEPA and followed by the EMB-DENR as well. The results of the comparison will give validation that the one being compared is reliable and gives accurate measurement. The research team will be coordinating with the EMB-DENR and stakeholders, thru meetings and surveys, to assess their needs and requirements for validation. Based on the results of the meetings and surveys, the team will have a validation room constructed within EBD-ITDI premises and secure necessary analytical equipment, materials and supplies to be operational. All analytical equipment and methods to be used will be USEPA standard methods compliant. The research team will also formulate laboratory standard operating procedures for PM and CO analysis, laboratory checklists and detailed process ?ow for each analysis starting from receipt of the sensor or device to be compared to submission or ?nal report to the client.
Design of a 3D Printed Polymer-Based Adsorbent Containing In-Situ Grown Waste PET Plastics-Derived Metal Organic Framework for Effective Removal of Textile Dye from Polluted WaterBatangas State UniversityHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 17, 2022 - January 30, 2023320,700.00New
In Silico Nanotoxicology Evaluation of Engineered Nanomaterials: Bridging the Data Gap on Experimental Approaches for Toxicity Appraisal with Implications to Nanomaterial Risk Assessment and Nano-safetyMindanao State University at NaawanNanotechnologyJanuary 17, 2022 - July 16, 202318,811,004.00On-going
Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC)-based Linearized Optical Frequency Discriminator filter for 5G ApplicationsAteneo de Manila UniversityPhotonicsJanuary 17, 2022 - January 16, 202410,291,439.00On-going
“Kepler-Equation-in-a-Photonics-Chip”: A Leapfrogging technology for orbital position determination using low-energy, high-speed calculation Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) analogsAteneo de Manila UniversityPhotonicsJanuary 17, 2022 - January 16, 202420,913,353.00On-going
Ambient Air Remote Sensing, Modeling and Data Visualization Environment (AiRMoVE)University of the Philippines DilimanEnvironmentJanuary 16, 2022 - January 15, 202411,804,320.00On-goingThe spatial and temporal variability of air pollutant concentrations needs to be assessed for the entire Metro Manila and surrounding areas. This monitoring is critical in determining air quality, how it changes over space and time, and what relationships exist among air quality, land use, vehicular traffic, and other factors. With such knowledge, more effective intervention measures and policies concerning air quality could be developed and implemented. Considering the use and limitations of fixed monitoring stations in terms of coverage, the solution being proposed is the utilization of satellite remote sensing in describing the variations of air quality at regular monitoring intervals. These are snapshots of air quality at intervals of 1-2 days and resolution of around 500m to 1km. To have a comprehensive assessment at finer spatial and temporal resolution, modelling shall be conducted utilizing the RS-generated air quality layers, data from monitoring stations, and other data layers. Air dispersion models, currently used for assessment and regulatory and permitting purposes, may be combined with these datasets and may be customized based on the needs of other cities. These characteristics of the proposed integrated system differentiate the monitoring system established by concerned agencies. Remote sensing toolkits and air dispersion models significantly supplements the existing network of ground stations in monitoring ambient air at a larger scale. The benefits of using this proposed system are (1) it can provide better characterization and visualization of air pollution at varied resolutions, (2) it can generate detailed maps and other visual outputs showing air quality indices for assessing individual exposures and health risks, and (3) it can be used as a tool to support decisions and policies by the local government in providing comprehensive information to the public, and for them to regulate activities to minimize exposure to air pollution.
Establishment of IoT Research Laboratory and Training CenterUniversity of Perpetual Help System DALTA - MolinoInfrastructure Development ProgramJanuary 15, 2022 - January 14, 20249,088,697.00New
HEIRIT ReSEED: Mindanao Startup Ecosystem Transformation Consortium (MindSET North Mindanao)University of the Philippines - MindanaoTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 10, 2022 - January 09, 20232,419,914.86Extended
Development Self-Driving Car 2Ateneo de Manila UniversityProcess, Information and Communications TechnologyJanuary 04, 2022 - January 04, 202815,009,959.00New                  Vestibulum egestas nisi volutpat, consectetur mauris sed, consectetur arcu. Nunc commodo dolor a viverra molestie. Suspendisse potenti. Mauris vestibulum pulvinar dolor, ut finibus mauris accumsan quis. Ut vehicula ut felis quis faucibus. Vestibulum felis odio, aliquet vitae risus nec, condimentum tempor leo. Vestibulum pellentesque nunc quis velit interdum, ut ornare arcu sagittis. Vestibulum id augue ante. Vestibulum lacinia consequat nibh varius semper. Fusce blandit tortor id nibh egestas convallis. Vivamus aliquet, nisl in sagittis congue, tortor ipsum tempus tortor, id bibendum libero sem nec tortor. Nunc aliquam at ipsum non aliquam. Fusce hendrerit leo ut magna scelerisque interdum. Duis at dolor nibh. In bibendum sapien nec nibh placerat pharetra. Suspendisse at eros eget mauris suscipit lacinia. Duis eu nibh a metus maximus finibus. Praesent sagittis pretium massa vulputate fermentum. Proin consequat efficitur nulla at dictum. In lobortis ipsum ut commodo malesuada. Fusce molestie consectetur enim a porttitor. Aenean eget sapien nec turpis aliquam ultricies. Maecenas eget metus felis. Suspendisse et elementum sapien. Sed et purus venenatis, tempus odio sit amet, mollis odio. Mauris et mattis mi. Aenean non commodo enim. Pellentesque eget tincidunt felis. Sed nec justo turpis. Ut massa quam, ultricies at risus sit amet, faucibus tempor lorem. Integer diam nunc, ullamcorper et mauris sit amet, bibendum congue dolor. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in faucibus. Etiam egestas velit vel lorem molestie vehicula id non purus. Proin pharetra ligula nec neque gravida, vitae dictum massa aliquet. Pellentesque arcu tortor, blandit sit amet porttitor in, consequat quis ligula. Orci varius natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Donec vehicula dignissim interdum. Nam sollicitudin arcu at elit elementum, sed tristique mi ullamcorper. Vivamus blandit iaculis ullamcorper. Etiam vel odio ac quam imperdiet blandit ut eget dui. Aenean finibus efficitur ultricies. Curabitur malesuada mauris quis fermentum euismod. Nunc arcu ligula, scelerisque sed quam sit amet, commodo placerat velit. In mauris magna, semper eget ipsum ac, consequat tempor dui. Ut elementum lectus a mauris fermentum elementum. Proin malesuada elit a arcu blandit, fringilla suscipit justo volutpat. Ut convallis, est eget venenatis convallis, justo sapien faucibus nisi, nec condimentum nulla leo ac augue. Pellentesque placerat dignissim justo eu condimentum. Pellentesque aliquam, nisl vel sodales dignissim, turpis massa aliquet nunc, at dictum lorem urna at augue.
Sample OnlyJanuary 03, 2022 - October 31, 202220,614.00NewSample
HEIRIT ReSEED: Synergistic, Innovative and Agile Cagayan Valley (SINAG Cagayan Valley)Cagayan State UniversityTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 03, 2022 - January 02, 20230.00New
Speciation and Isotopic Characterization of Mercury in Sediments in Honda Bay and Puerto Princesa Bay, PalawanDOST-Philippine Nuclear Research InstituteMining and MineralsJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 20223,795,786.00ExtendedHonda Bay is a fishing and tourism area in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The Honda Bay coast is 3 km east of the abandoned mercury mine that was ceased operation in 1976. Soil and sediment in the mine vicinity, mostly unvegetated, still have high concentration of Hg and continuously undergo volatilization of Hg to the atmosphere. Soil erosion in the area are in continuous occurrence because of its bare and unvegetated stockpile of mine waste calcines. Transport of suspended soil particles from mine area is conveyed Tagburos River which drain and deposited to Honda Bay. The proposed project will characterize the mercury species and mercury stable isotope signatures of the sediment in Honda Bay to determine its toxicity, bioavailability, and mobility in the local environment. Sediment core samples will be collected to analyze the vertical and horizontal profiles of Hg concentration and ultimately estimating the approximate total Hg in the Honda Bay sediment. Results of Hg stable isotopes will be used to prove that Hg pollution from a historic source is responsible for current day Hg in sediments, and that Hg from the contaminated sediments are entering the food chain. The project will develop a simple and cost-effective process of analyzing total mercury and mercury species from different environmental samples. The output of the process developed can be readily used by MGB and other agencies that are doing mine rehabilitation in PQMI area. The process will expedite the need of MGB to determine the mercury species present in PQMI area and in the marine sediments of Honda Bay. 
ExperTISE Project: Ameliorating the non-net metering grid-tie solar PV systemsHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2022 - June 30, 2022558,007.60New
IMPACT: Establishment of the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Management System at Cagayan State UniversityCagayan State UniversityTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 20223,041,187.20NewThe project Establishment of a Technology Transfer and Commercialization Management System at the Cagayan State University (CSU-TTCMS) seeks to harness the Intellectual Property (IP) resources and technologies generated by the Faculty & Staff Researchers, Students Researchers from their research/innovation laboratories to be licensed to an entrepreneur or MSME or to established spinoff and startups.  This Tech Transfer to commercialize technologies requires an IP Management policy, procedures, and guidelines duly approved by the CagSU Governing Board to set in place an effective system of managing its various Technology Transfer and Technology Commercialization activities. The proposal also addresses several critical challenges and issues that constrain the University from engaging its faculty and students in commercializing its technology outputs to benefit the industry and society, through IP Management Policy Formulation, development of strategies to promote and market its technologies to industry adoptors and entrepreneurs, engaging its faculty and staff researches in academe-industry R&D collaborations, training of key personnel and staff to conduct the various tech transfer activities,  and the integration in the University Structure a distinct office manned by competent staff to implement University-wide Tech Transfer and Commercialization services.  The project is expected to provide benefits to the Faculty researchers through royalties and increase professional prestige, generate additional income for the University, create employment opportunities from the spinoff and startups adopting these technologies, and additional investment in the region. 
Complementing Conventional Techniques with Isotope Techniques to Detect Inorganic Fertilizer Application and Haram Ingredients in Food ProductionDOST-Philippine Nuclear Research InstituteFoodJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 20238,996,139.00ExtendedThis project will develop, optimize, and evaluate nuclear and isotope analytical techniques for the authentication and geographical fingerprinting of organic food (priority crops and poultry) and Halal meat and gel capsules. Specifically it will: develop and evaluate analytical techniques based on Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry and Liquid Scintillation Counting and other related Nuclear Analytical Techniques for the authentication of organically grown priority crops such as rice, lettuce, tomato, onion, cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage. develop, optimize and evaluate analytical techniques based on Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry and Liquid Scintillation Counting and other related Nuclear Analytical Techniques for the authentication of organically raised/produced poultry. develop, optimize and evaluate analytical techniques based on Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry and Liquid Scintillation Counting and other related Nuclear Analytical Techniques that will aid the authentication of Halal meat and gel capsules. catalogue the different isotope and elemental provenance signatures of the various selected foodstuffs from various selected geographical locations and from various production methods and agricultural practices. The comprehensive and extensive database will be useful to the Organic Certification Center of the Philippines (OCCP) and the Organic Producers and Traders Association (OPTA) in the authenticity certification of organic rice, vegetable products and chicken.
Development and Deployment of Halal Tourism Training Module and Halal Assurance Systems (HAS) to Secure Halal Compliance of Tourism EstablishmentsDOST XIFoodJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 2023117,353,589.00On-goingThis project proposal intends to strengthen and secure compliance of tourism establishments and enterprises with Halal standards. It will entail three components: Development and deployment of training modules on Halal Tourism. The module will be used in capacity-building activities on Halal leading to Halal certification of tourism establishments and enterprises. This component of the project will include the following: [1] Development of training module on Halal Tourism; [2] Trainers Training of Certified Halal Trainers and Auditors on the developed Halal Tourism module; and [3] Training of tourism establishments and enterprises on the developed Halal Tourism module. The training of tourism establishments and enterprises will include Halal certification requirements so that at the end of the training, they can proceed immediately to application for Halal certification; Development of Halal Assurance Systems for selected tourism establishments and enterprises, to include: an accommodation facility, three (3) types of food service establishment/enterprise i.e., restaurant, carinderia, and street food vendor, and a pasalubong center shop. Consultancy services on Halal assessment/audit and HAS development and Manual preparation shall be provided by the pool of Certified Halal Trainers and Auditors; and Establishment of a Halal food service establishment which shall serve as a model for Halal food establishments in the country. This facility shall serve as a Halal demonstration facility where trainings on Halal for Halal stakeholders can be conducted. It will serve not only as a Halal demonstration facility but also as a research facility where Halal products and services can be developed, Halal eating habits and practices can be studied, and market studies of developed Halal products can be conducted, among other research activities.
DOST ETCH: Enhanced Testing Capabilities of DOST Halal Verification Laboratories (HVLs) in Support to Philippine Tourism IndustryDOST IV-AFoodJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 202325,567,434.00On-going
Establishment of Halal Assurance Management System and Halal-compliant Standardized Process for Spa Skincare Products for the Halal Tourism IndustryDOST-Industrial Technology Development InstituteFoodJanuary 01, 2022 - June 30, 202312,764,566.00ExtendedThe project will focus on the development and establishment of Halal Assurance Management System (HAS) and Halal-compliant Standardized Process on Spa Skincare Products. Halal-certified or Halal-compliant raw materials will be produced and procured to formulate spa skincare products, including massage and body oil, body scrub, and body cream following the Malaysian Standard MS 2634: Halal Cosmetics General Requirements, cGMP ISO 22716, and other relevant standards.   Protocols will be established including the HAS Manual, Halal-Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), and Halal-compliant Standardized Process on Spa Skincare Products. The standardized formulation will be introduced to cosmetics manufacturers for adoption and to the spa services establishments for field testing.   Spa skincare products will be developed and characterized for their physico-chemical properties. Safety of the raw materials to be used will be established, including microbial profile and heavy metals. Other natural ingredients, such as essential oils and enzyme exfoliant, devoid of harmful organic solvents, will be processed. Product safety of the formulated spa skincare products will be evaluated, and sensory evaluation will be conducted.   This Project aims to support the national government’s efforts to promote Halal tourism in the country and improve the local businesses and the Halal economy in the Philippines.
Activity-Based Modeling for Transport Last Mile Mobility and Decision Support System for COVID-19 Pandemic (ACTS)University of the Philippines - Los Baños, Department of Civil EngineeringTransportationJanuary 01, 2022 - October 31, 20224,328,714.00NewThis research is significant for modelling of pedestrian and short-distance activity-travel behavior patterns of people. Understanding the activity-travel behavior patterns of people can help model future decisions which will determine where people go, the period of movement, which routes become congested, which mode of transportation is used, how long people stay in a certain place, among others. Knowing and understanding these can lead to tools that can determine infection patterns and help identify underlying factors that cause such. Hence, outputs can help forecast future travel behavior and identify specific measures to manage future pandemic. For normal days, forecasting of activity-travel patterns help determine congestion hotspots and identify specific areas that need intervention to alleviate traffic congestion problems. The presence of simulation models, can help visualize the movement patterns and forecast potential infections, identify appropriate interventions to prevent the spread, and manage traffic congestion problems. The system can also help propose and identify appropriate measures to reduce congestion in any area identified.
Adulteration Detection and Fingerprinting of Philippine Honey Using Stable Isotopes (Phase 2)DOST-Philippine Nuclear Research InstituteFoodJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 202314,725,492.00ExtendedPhase 2 of the Honey Isotopes Project will: Conduct honey adulteration survey in the Philippine Market Expand coverage of honey fingerprinting of bee species and geographical origins using bulk stable isotope, multi-elemental, and multivariate statistical analysis Conduct a feasibility study for the establishment of the National Isotopes Center – Food Authenticity Laboratory (NIC-FAL), including detailed design and estimates of the facility Convene a national forum, engaging the local honey industry and relevant regulatory agencies (i.e., FDA, DA-BAI, DA-BAFS) to tackle the problem of honey adulteration and fraud in the country
Tracing the Geographic Origin of Philippine Carabao Mango Through ChemoIsotopic FingerprintingPhilippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI)FoodJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 202321,911,492.00ExtendedThis project will develop and employ stable isotope analysis to analytically discriminate the geographical origin of mangoes sold in the local market or readied for export. This will establish is the traceability of Philippine carabao mangoes in the local market. In particular, the project will: Provide chemo-isotopic benchmark data on different carabao mango strains from different locations in the country; Match the chemoisotopic data of carabao mangoes in local markets with their declared origin; and Develop a foolproof verification process for GI scheme adaptation to ensure that users of the GI comply with geographical requirements.
Stable Isotope and Multi-Elemental Profiling of Coffee and Cacao Beans in the Philippines by IRMS and XRF for Origin IdentificationDe La Salle University - Manila, College of ScienceFoodJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 20236,143,845.00ExtendedIn this project, the stable isotope profiles (carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and hydrogen) and multi-elemental content of coffee and cacao beans will be determined using IRMS and XRF, respectively. Group trends and outliers within the dataset will be visualized using multivariate analysis by PCA. Partial least squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) will be used to develop a determination method for origin mapping for cocoa. To date, there is no data on the isotopic and multi-elemental composition of coffee and cacao beans in the Philippines which lead to this study. However, 2 sets of trial analyses have been conducted in 2018 involving 12 coffee bean samples and 5 cacao bean samples respectively. For the trial analysis of coffee beans, principal component analysis of the obtained dataset showed significant correlations between the coffee variety, total carbon, total nitrogen, ?13C, and ?15N. Also, variations can be linked to the factors present on the origin of coffee beans such as temperature, amount of rainfall, latitude, soil moisture, and altitude. On the other hand, for the cacao bean samples, initial results between ?13C and ?15N may be correlated to the difference in variety, however, due to the small sample size, the results might not be conclusive.
HEIRIT ReSEED: Development and Acceleration Support for Innovation Growth in Central Visayas (DASIG Central Visayas)Silliman UniversityTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 01, 2022 - December 30, 20221,775,000.00New
MINERVA: Monitoring of INdicators for Efficient Redevelopment and Value AssessmentAsian Institute of ManagementInformation and Communications TechnologyJanuary 01, 2022 - March 31, 202412,199,507.00Extended
Maritime Energy Demand Information and Analysis Software (MEDIAnS)University of the Philippines Diliman - Department of Computer ScienceEnergy, TransportationJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 20226,631,492.00New
Support of Operations for the Cordillera Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development Consortium (CIEERDEC)DOST Cordillera Administrative RegionHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 20221,000,000.00New
Support for Ilocos Consortium for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and DevelopmentOther AgencyHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 20221,150,000.00New
Cagayan Valley Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development Consortium (CVIEERDEC)Department of Science and Technology - Region 2 (DOST 2)Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 20221,120,000.00New
Operationalization of the Metropolitan Manila Industry, Energy, And Emerging Technology Research and Development Consortium (MMIEERDC)DOST NCRHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 20220.00New
Support for the Operation of the Southern Tagalog Consortium for Industry and Energy Research and Development (STCIERD) for CY 2022Adventist University of the PhilippinesHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 20221,165,000.00New
Financial Assistance to Bicol Consortium for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (BCIEERD)Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 20221,000,000.00New
Support for the Operation of the Eastern Visayas Consortium for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (EVCIEERD)for the Year 2022Eastern Visayas Consortium for Industry and Energy Research and Development (EVCIERD)Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 20222,153,790.00New
Support for the Operation of the Davao Region Industry, Energy and Emerging Technologies R&D Consortium (DRIEERDC) for CY 2022DOST XIHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 20221,000,000.00New
Design and Development of MAgneticAlly-Coupled Linear Generator ON-shore (MAALON) Wave Energy (WVCIEERD Consortium - Small Grants R & D Program)University of the Philippines VisayasHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 20221,175,039.00Extended
WHWise: innovation thru Building and Leveraging Entrepreneurship Development, Networking and inclusive Community Engagement for WomEntrepreneurs (iBLEnDNICE 4WomEn)Technology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 202316,830,317.00Extended
PERPSAT1: UPHSD AMATEUR SATELLITE GROUND STATION DEVELOPMENTUniversity of Perpetual Help System DALTA - Las PiñasInfrastructure Development ProgramJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 20235,248,855.00New
REBCell: Rechargeable Edison Battery Cell for long-lasting high energy-density applicationsUniversity of the Philippines DilimanEnergyJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 202432,276,674.00On-goingProject REBCell will re-examine the essential parts and interactions thereof within the nickel-iron battery. Using advances in nanomaterials and deeper understanding of battery chemistry, the electrodes will go through various experimental improvements. Understanding the interaction between the electrodes and electrolytes is the third dimension of the study, one which will take advantage of JOULES' capability to provide time-resolved non-destructive imaging while the cell undergoes electrochemical operation. The said improvements will address the low energy-density of the nickel-iron battery, which hinders its suitability for RE storage wherein cost is an important consideration. The project will further bring down the cost of this type of battery by taking advantage of the natural abundance of nickel and iron compounds in the Philippines.  
Advanced Cathode Materials for Next Generation Batteries (NextGen)University of the Philippines DilimanEnergyJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 202465,454,814.00On-goingIn this proposal, we will develop advanced high iron or nickel content cathodes for next-generation batteries (Li-ion, Na-ion, Mg-ion, multi-ion) to improve the performance and reduce the cost of future batteries. This will be performed through four specific objectives. First, material databases will be screened for existing compounds with properties that may be useful for battery applications. Second, novel materials based on the screened materials will be synthesized and characterized. Third, a cell using the synthesized material will be fabricated. Lastly, the performance of this cell will be optimized. With this proposal, the Philippines can contribute to providing sustainable energy access by incorporating its resources in the development of next-generation batteries.
ENVITECS: NanoSiliCage (NSC): Nanocaged silicate composite for treatment of wastewater from Valenzuela City plastic industriesUniversity of the Philippines DilimanEnvironmentJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 202315,198,581.00On-goingThe proposed project is our team’s response to the findings of the scoping project that was conducted on Valenzuela industries.  As reported by the scoping team, Valenzuela plastic industries dump highly polluted and toxic wastewater into the creeks of the city without any treatment.  These creeks feed into the nearby adjacent rivers and contribute to the pollution of both air and water. There is currently a great demand to treat the pollution produced by these local industries in Valenzuela City. We are developing a product in the form of nanocage silicate adsorbents called NanoSiliCage or NSC.  NSCs are synthesized from locally sourced materials to form spherical granule adsorbents. These adsorbent granules can eliminate odor, capturing heavy metals, food residues, ammonia, chlorine compounds and organic nutrients. The main advantage of NSCs over existing adsorbent-type water treatment system is its reusability. They can easily be recovered due to its shape and size, regenerated and reused. NSCs also have additional properties that may be exploited for water cleaning application. Surface treatments can be made to maximize its adsorption efficiency towards a wide range of contaminants.  It can serve as a filter media in a compact sewage treatment system. The use of NSCs for wastewater treatments is a cost-effective solution for the severe pollution in Valenzuela City.  With the help from the NICER program, we can assess the composition of the liquid waste and perform rigorous testing to optimize NSCs for wastewater treatments. Moreover, it will enable us to produce commercial grade adsorbents at large scales.  Overall, NSCs can complement the capabilities of existing water treatment technologies in the Philippines.
Establishment and Operationalization of the Integrated Research and Development Laboratory in AntiqueUniversity of AntiqueInfrastructure Development ProgramJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 20234,995,000.00New
Philippine Mining at the National to Catchment Scale: from Legacy Impacts to Sustainable Futures (Project PAMANA)University of the Philippines - Los Banos (UPLB)Mining and MineralsJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 202415,690,080.00On-going
Institutional Support for Cotabato Region Industry, Energy, Emerging Technology Research and Development Consortium (CRIEERDC) for CY 2022Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 2022971,814.40New
Support for the Operation of the Zamboanga Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development Consortium for CY 2021Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2022 - December 31, 20221,532,406.00New
Assessment, Monitoring, and Prediction of Coastal Flooding of Selected Municipalities in Region IMariano Marcos State University (MMSU)ConstructionDecember 27, 2021 - December 26, 202424,006,453.00On-goingThe project will employ assessment, instrumentation and prediction of coastal flooding in selected municipalities in Region.  Assessment of coastal flooding will be done by looking the combined effect of river swelling and storm surge at the same time. Physical model of the selected study site will be prepared from field surveys and measurements gathered. Model calibration and validation will be undertaken to ensure that the model output is realistic and could mimic past coastal flooding events. The model will be used to evaluate the menu of engineering and non-engineering interventions to determine their effectiveness in mitigating coastal flooding and protecting lives and properties.  From the simulation results, possible engineering and non-engineering measures that can be adopted by LGUs to address coastal flooding will be formulated.  The project will also design, develop and deploy wave, tidal gauge, and water level monitoring system strategic locations in Region1 to provide real-time monitoring of coastal environments.
Development of Science-based Engineering Approach to Coastal Protection in Region IDon Mariano Marcos Memorial State University - North La Union CampusDisaster Mitigation, ConstructionDecember 27, 2021 - December 26, 20235,310,000.00On-goingThe project will focus on the use of different science-based concrete materials that are proven to be effective in increasing the efficiency of concrete structures by increasing the durability, lowering the cost, and increasing its biological value. Another focus of the study is the design of artificial reef to help in protecting the coastlines while serving as ecosystem for the marine life. The project is directed to look for materials that increases the durability of concrete and reduces the porosity without jeopardizing the strength. One of the eyed materials is fly-ash which is abundant in the region. Fly ash is a by-product of coal-fired powerplants. Several studies suggest that fly-ash, due to its pozzolanic nature, increases the durability of concrete and significantly decreases porosity or permeability. Fly-ash can be used as a partial replacement of cement in the production of concrete and thereby reducing construction cost. Another waste material that will be considered is rice husk. Rice husk ash has similar components with that of fly-ash. Other pozzolanic materials that may be considered are bamboo leaf ash and banana leaf ash. Series of experiments will be done to determine the best percentage of each pozzolanic material as partial replacement of cement in the production of concrete. Selection will be based on strength, durability, and permeability. After selecting the percentage, concrete samples will be produced with varying thickness and will be subjected to permeability test. This will be done to determine the minimum thickness required to cover and protect steel reinforcements.  The effect of different designs of artificial reefs on wave dissipation, natural marine flora and fauna proliferation, and its strength and stability on the actual coastal environmental forces and condition. The design process will include material selection and the use of different existing shapes. Statistical analysis will be applied to the study to find the most suitable concrete design mixes using different non-conventional materials. The best design will be recommended to the different coastal infrastructures in the future. A manual on the development, optimization and design of different coastal infrastructure and materials will also be included as an output of this project based on the established methodology and results of this study. It will serve as an easier and systematic guide for the end-users for the adoption of the results of this study.
Enhancing Coastal Design and Infrastructure Intervention through the Establishment of Wave Testing FacilityMariano Marcos State University (MMSU)ConstructionDecember 27, 2021 - December 26, 202489,508,530.00On-goingThis project aims to develop science-based decision support system for coastal flood information and risk management. It aims to (a) conduct inventory and assess existing coastal flood control infrastructures in region I; (b) develop science-based decision support system for coastal engineering design and management; (c) establish a coastal engineering laboratory; and  (d) develop, test, and evaluate coastal flood infrastructure design that could be recommended to the LGU. An online monitoring system will be established which will serve as a support system for the LGUs to decide what to do in times of calamities. Decision-support framework will be created to guide LGUs in selecting the type of structure, design (structural, geometry), orientation, and materials to be used in construction. Site-specific designs will be recommended to concerned LGUs. The project also aims to establish a coastal engineering laboratory where coastal protection infrastructures can be replicated thru a model and be tested relative to simulated actual site conditions considering the selected design wave action caused by typhoons. The laboratory’s main equipment is the wave flume which can be used to test different coastal protection structures. It offers a cost-effective optimization of coastal and marine structure designs. The outputs of the project will be beneficial to LGUs, DPWH, Private Contractors, and other related agencies for the appropriate intervention for the problem of coastal erosion in specific areas. If implemented, it would also benefit coastal communities.
Establishment of the Innovation and Development Accelerators Consortium for Startups in Davao Region (IDEAS- Davao Region)Technology Transfer & CommercializationDecember 14, 2021 - December 13, 20222,115,839.00On-going
HEIRIT: Handholding Starting Incubators from HEIs for Readiness towards Innovation and Technopreneurship Preparatory and Skills Acceleration for TBI Managers Optimizing Regional Startup Ecosystem (HIHEIRIT PA MORE!)Technology Transfer & CommercializationDecember 14, 2021 - December 13, 202337,615,737.00On-going
Conduct of 1st International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovations (ICETI – 1)Human Resource DevelopmentDecember 09, 2021 - December 10, 2021129,000.00New
Production of Polymeric Carbon Nanodots from Waste Plastic for Gas and Microplastic Identification and DetectionAdamson UniversityEnvironmentDecember 01, 2021 - November 30, 20239,582,197.00ExtendedA nanodevice will be produced from waste materials.
Development of an AI-assisted Thunderstorm Early Warning System from Analysis of Doppler Radar DataUniversity of the Philippines Diliman - Department of Computer ScienceArtificial IntelligenceDecember 01, 2021 - February 29, 20249,890,621.00Extended
Development of Extracellular Matrix from Fish Processing Wastes for Nutraceutical and Biomedical ApplicationMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyProcessDecember 01, 2021 - November 30, 202432,123,422.00On-goingThis project utilizes wastes from fish processing plants as raw materials for the production of potential commercial products. This project aims to develop a scalable technology that synthesizes a highly functional extracellular matrix for nutraceutical and biomedical applications. Fish wastes (skins, bones and fins, heads, and viscera) are pretreated with saline solution to remove impurities. Subsequent chemical treatment follows to remove the cellular components leaving the ECM of the tissues. The chemical treatment varies and is optimized according to the type of tissue. After acellularization, the skin and scales are treated separately and processed further to produce a wound healing material. The other tissues are solubilized by enzymatic treatment and processed further to make a functional food supplement. The products are characterized for their physical, chemical, and mechanical properties, biocompatibility, and comparability with existing commercial food supplements and wound healing materials. This technology provides a simple, highly marketable and profitable, and environmentally friendly alternative to the present fish wastes processing techniques.
Rapid Appraisal of the Status and Prospects of Rabbit Meat Industry in the PhilippinesPhilippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and DevelopmentTechnology Transfer & CommercializationDecember 01, 2021 - June 30, 20223,259,736.00On-going
ENVITECS: Synergistic Air and Water Quality Sensing System with Purification Devices Using Local Materials for Micro Small Medium Scale Industries (MSMEs)Polytechnic University of the PhilippinesEnvironmentDecember 01, 2021 - November 30, 202317,430,539.00ExtendedThe project will install tandem air and water quality sensors to production plants. The sensors will be the signal when air or water purification is needed.  The air and water filters will be designed with local materials.  The project aims to enhanced the monitoring of air and water quality in the community surrounding the manufacturing industries through wireless technology as means of data transmission. Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) is a colorless gas with a pungent odor which is a result of burning coal or crude oil in factories and too much exposure can cause adverse respiratory and heart diseases. Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) are produced as result of reaction of nitrogen and oxygen gases in air during combustion and it can cause breathing problems, headaches, eye irritation and chronically reduced lung function. Thus, we envision a wireless sensor network to automatically transmit, process, analyze, and visualize data, merging these new technologies can also offer great advantages to improve air quality. The project utilizes low-cost sensors namely Sharp’s GP2Y1010AU0F Optical Dust Sensor (for PM2.5 & PM10), MQ7 (for Carbon Monoxide) and SGP30 Metal-Oxide (MOX) Gas Sensor (for Total Volatile Organic Compounds & Carbon Dioxide). It has been known that water coming from washings of plastic waste have approximately ten polymer types, Ca, Al, Na, Zn, and Fe and halogens like Cl and F up to 3000 ppm (Roosen et al, 2020). This level is not safe for the environment, animals and human being. Disposal of this waste water should not be allowed without proper treatment. The alarm sensor system allows economical application of the technology. This means that if the sensor does not detect harmful chemicals, it will not turn on and purify.
Processing of Coconut Monoglycerides (CMG) into Functionalized Polyols for Industrial Polyurethane ApplicationsMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyProcessDecember 01, 2021 - November 30, 202447,192,702.00On-goingPolyurethane foams are versatile polymers with a wide variety of applications. Currently, industrial processing has been tremendous owing to the unlimited nature of the components A and B in addition to a number of applications and production schemes. However, the non-renewable nature of its components, particularly polyols have produced skyrocketing prices of PU foams and products with threats of depletion. This project, upon the prompt of our industry partner, Chemrez Technologies Inc. has decided to venture on the development of Coconut Monoglyceride-based polyols in order to produce the three main polyurethane foam product lines namely: Rigid Insulation Foam Panels, Viscoelastic Foams and Superoleophilic Foams as Sorbent Materials. CMG is a manufacturing side product of the Chemrez Technologies Inc. that requires product valuation and improvement techniques to become a highly-competitive product commodity in the line of PU foam industry. In this project, CMG will be converted into hydroxyl-terminated prepolymer using appropriate functionalization technique through optimization design and subsequently converted to PU Foam products that will satisfy existing industry standards. In addition, nanoparticles will be used as additive fillers for physico-mechanical and chemical property enhancement of the resulting foam product. Furthermore, the produced hydroxyl-terminated CMG prepolymer will have industrial properties that are at par with the currently used petroleum-based polyols in terms of OH functionality, acidity, viscosity, stability and MW. As such, these produced polyols will also give the desired properties of water-blown PU foams with varied applications along with competitive edge on economics, renewability and green chemistry. Moreover, this project will deepen industry-academe cooperation for the envisioned excellence in biopolymer research. Lastly, this technology will continue the pursuit for a safe, renewable and economically viable polyol and polyurethane products that have commercial values using industrially potent and efficient techniques and protocols.  
Production of Polyurethane-Modified Concrete (PMC) – Nanomaterial Composite from Crude Glycerol for Industrial Flooring System ApplicationMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology - College of Science and MathematicsProcess, ConstructionDecember 01, 2021 - November 30, 202414,680,334.00NewCommercially existing PMC is a unique polyurethane-based resin floor with exceptional resistance to aggressive chemicals, heavy impact, and high temperatures (> 150°C). It provides a smooth protective floor finish suitable for applications in predominantly dry environments. It is dense and impervious, providing the ideal floor finish for applications in the food, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing industries including clean room, laboratory, packing hall, and warehouse applications and wherever a robust, long-lived floor is required [1]. PMC is a composite material formed by combining mineral aggregates (such as sand or gravel) with a monomer, usually of a thermoset polymer resin. To form the final concrete product, the monomer must be cured, forming a network of polymer chains from the original monomeric compound. Therefore in PMC we have a polymeric matrix as the continuous phase and dispersed inorganic particles as a discrete phase [2]. In order to add features to our PMCs, the addition of photocatalytic nanomaterials for air purification will be added in order to sequester the pollutants in the surroundings. The versatile function of these nanomaterials may serve both as a photocatalytic material and a structural material simultaneously. The aim of this work is to utilize crude glycerol (CG), a byproduct of the biodiesel industry, as a precursor in polyol production via glycerol etherification to produce polyglycerol (PG) and subsequent polycondensation with acid anhydride yielding a polyester-polyether polyol (PPP). The produced PP is utilized in the production of polyurethane modified concrete with and without integrated nanoparticles for flooring application and compare with the existing commercially available PMCs with the following desirable characteristics: durability, low VOC emitting, non-tainting, fast application and curing, temperature, and thermal shock resistance, chemical resistance, impact resistance, substrate moisture tolerance, and safe to use.
NOAH: Save Wildlife(Test Project)Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC)Environment, ProcessDecember 01, 2021 - November 30, 202336,453.00New                    For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
Preliminary Technology verification of the prototype hybrid trimaran passenger and cargo vessel using multi-engine and alternative energy source from ocean wavesAklan State UniversityEnergy, TransportationNovember 30, 2021 - September 30, 202226,770,227.00Extended    
PROMT: Philippines Remediation of Mine Tailings (Large Grant)DOST-Philippine Nuclear Research InstituteMining and MineralsNovember 29, 2021 - November 28, 202419,237,390.00On-going
Agrabah: An Agriculture Technology Platform for Automated Logistics Booking for Farmers and FisherfolksOther AgencyTechnology Transfer & CommercializationNovember 23, 2021 - November 22, 20222,999,999.00On-going
Exporter Incubation and Predictive Intelligence for Exporters – Improving the Capabilities of eCExport, an AI-powered export incubation platform for Filipino MSMEsEnderun CollegeTechnology Transfer & CommercializationNovember 17, 2021 - November 16, 20226,270,377.60On-going
Establishment of Regional Yarn Production and Innovation Center – Northern LuzonPhilippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI)ProcessNovember 16, 2021 - November 15, 202350,331,724.00Extended
SMART WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MONITORING: Assessment, Design and Development of Water Resources Projects and InterventionsIsabela State University - MainConstructionNovember 15, 2021 - November 14, 202411,188,765.00On-goingThe project SMART WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MONITORING: Assessment, Design and Development of Water Resources Projects and Interventions is a proposal under the proposed Establishment of Smart Water Infrastructure and Management Center program. It aims to comprehensively assess water resources in the Region 2 considering socio-economic factors, increasing demands from other sectors, expansion of irrigation services and the effect of climate and landuse changes. The Isabela State University will lead the project in partnership with the Cagayan State University, Quirino State University, Nueva Vizcaya State University, and Batanes State College. This proposal is submitted for funding to the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) under its Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D NICER. Overall, the project aims to help mitigate the impacts of climate change, landuse change and population growth through comprehensive water resources framework and water resources projects and interventions in Region 2. To achieve this,  analysis of water resources, uses and existing water infrastructure, policies and governance in the provinces of Region 2 will be conducted;  localized tools or framework for water resources planning needed for future water development and management strategies per province in the Region will be developed; and appropriate water management and interventions for adoption and actual demonstration will be designed and demonstrated.
Integrated Assessment and Analysis of Hydraulic Assets for Sustainable and Resilient Flood Control InfrastructureCagayan State University - Tuguegarao (Carig)ConstructionNovember 15, 2021 - November 14, 202414,940,279.00On-goingThe project “Integrated assessment and analysis of hydraulic assets for sustainable and resilient flood control infrastructure” attempts to come up with innovations along flood control by combining hard infrastructure and nature-based solutions that will effectively address the common problems brought about by extreme hydrologic events resulting to excessive and prolonged flooding in the most susceptible areas in Region 2.  It will utilize integrated assessment and analysis reports for flood control infrastructure using smart flood monitoring, remediation and mitigation within the Cagayan river basin. To achieve these goals, historic data shall be retrieved from concerned agencies.  Initial inventory of all existing and functional flood control structures in the region shall be done to determine the extent of flood mitigation efforts and how these have been effective to reduce  the pressing problems in agricultural production and social development.  Free and commercial softwares shall be utilized to facilitate the analysis towards coming up with science-driven support systems. To formulate the appropriate interventions towards this recurring problem, understanding how rivers respond to different rainfall inputs and changes in its geomorphology are considered relevant inputs to properly identify the flood mitigation measures.  The river styles framework as described by  Fryirs and Brierly (2005) shall be used to establish the geomorphology, planform, character and behaviour of rivers to predict the downstream patterns.  Data from existing monitoring devices shall be combined with other information to be retrieved from NAMRIA, Google Earth, PAGASA and other agencies utilizing tools like HEC-RAS/HMS, MIKE software, etc.  Appropriate training related to these technologies shall be conducted to capacitate the team.  Involvement on LGUs and other stakeholders is essential in the successful implementation of the project.  
GIS-Based Decision Support Tool in Managing Urban Water Infrastructure with Stormwater Intervention for Smart Cities: A Case for Cauayan CityIsabela State University - Water Research CenterConstructionNovember 15, 2021 - November 14, 202317,490,934.00ExtendedThe project  GIS-based Decision Support Tool in Managing, Monitoring and Applying Intervention of Water Infrastructure for Smart Cities: a Case for Cauayan City is a proposal under the propose  program, Establishment of Smart Water Infrastructure and Management Center. This project aims to  conduct assessment and perform risk analysis of urban water infrastructure systems in Cauayan City, develop decision support tool for effective management of water infrastructure, and  to design and construct urban stormwater storage system equipped with monitoring sensors. The project will be  lead  by the Isabela State University in partnership with  the city of Cauayan in the province of Isabela. This proposal is submitted for funding to the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) under its Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D NICER. Generally, this   project aims  to  improve the efficiency and  quality of urban water services of the said city and develop an energy-efficient, sustainable and integrated urban storm-water management. To achieve  this, different  activities  will be conducted   like inventory of existing water infrastructure,development of urban digital model/system for water infrastructure,procurement/installation of monitoring system for water quality and quantity monitoring, automatic meter reader and pressure sensor, Procurement/installation of monitoring system/sensors for water quality and quantity monitoring, data analysis, integration and visualization of the monitored data in the developed GIS-based Model/system, perform cost analysis of the storm-water storage system. When this project will be implemented, different stakeholders of the city of cauayan will be benefited by this project  in terms of social and economic, aspects a s well as on the environmental impact. In the academe,  STEM strands senior high school students  of DepEdand engineering students from SUC’s and HEIs’ nearby the city will aslo be benefited by the project.
Smart Water Control Infrastructures for Effective Irrigation ManagementQuirino State UniversityConstructionNovember 15, 2021 - November 14, 20238,092,332.00ExtendedThe proposed project will employ the wireless system with low cost technology using the Radio Frequency Module which operates at different range of radio frequencies. The use of wireless system allows objects to be controlled remotely over a network, creating an opportunity for an interaction between the physical world and wireless system which provides many economic benefits. Through this technology, irrigation system could be automated and monitored from the source of irrigation water down to the farm level. This project envisage at developing cutting-edge technologies implementing and/or applying wireless technologies in the field of agriculture mainly in the area of water management particularly focuses on an irrigation system that controls the water distribution and determines the amount of water to provide for a given area in the farm.
Heterojunction of Graphene-based composites for Membrane Applications in Covid19 Pandemic MitigationUniversity of the Philippines DilimanMaterial ScienceNovember 01, 2021 - October 31, 20230.00On-goingThis proposal aims to address one of the major issues currently happening in our society, which is the prevention of Covid19 spread, with the use of advanced materials. Of the current advanced materials available today, graphene and its derivative sources graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO), remain as the wonder material because of its remarkable properties, from electrical conductivity, high surface area for adsorption, versatility in combining with other nanomaterials to form novel composites, to name a few. Graphene, GO, and rGO will be used with other materials – metal organic frameworks or MOFs, and polymers - to form novel composites, which will be designed in such a way as to mainly address Covid19 disease spread prevention – as energy storage source for small devices and as advanced filtration system by preparing adsorbent materials. The heterojunction composites graphene-MOFs and graphene-polymers will be prepared from simple components, and will be tailored to exhibit properties that should help in the battle against covid19. This proposal should enable cooperation of researchers from UP Diliman and National Sun Yat-sen University, of which both universities were at the fore-front of covid19 disease prevention in their respective countries. The resulting outputs of the collaborative studies can be developed further into material products that address issues related to covid19 pandemic, specifically on available renewable energy sources, and active ingredients in filtration devices such as masks and filter membranes for water purification.
WVCIEERD Small R and DProject Title: Utilization of Banana Peel, Canistel Fruit and Brown Rice in the Development of Composite FlourIloilo Science and Technology UniversityHuman Resource DevelopmentNovember 01, 2021 - October 31, 20221,371,699.00Extended        In this study, banana peel, canistel and brown rice will be among the main ingredients in the development of functional food for lactating mothers. The researchers aim to use these three local commodities and develop technologies that will create high value-added products. These will be processed as raw ingredients that can be used in making functional food.          This is a two-year project. The first is the assessment of available banana peel, canistel fruit and brown rice in Iloilo. The second phase will involve the standardization of the process of powdering of the three local crops. Factors best retaining their nutrients will be considered. The processed products will be characterized as to physico-chemical parameters, nutritional content, toxicity and anti-nutritional components. The third phase is the utilization of the processed banana peel, canistel and brown rice to functional food specifically for lactating mothers. The functional food will be evaluated as to its acceptability.
WVCIEERD Small R&D: Design, Development, Testing and Implementation of Fuzzy-Proportional Plus Integral (PI) Power Factor Correction Controller (PFCC) for 10 kW Load.Iloilo Science and Technology UniversityHuman Resource DevelopmentNovember 01, 2021 - October 31, 20221,141,200.00ExtendedThe Fuzzy-PI Power Factor Correction Controller (Fuzzy-PI PFCC) is the state-of-the-art controller employing complex control methods in combination of Fuzzy Logic (FL) and Proportional plus Integral (PI) control system. Theoretically, combining the two control systems make the device reliable and unity power factor can be easily achieved. However, this yet to be tested in terms of its reliability and efficiency for this given application specifically at 10 kW Load. This aim to make locally available power factor controller (PFC) for Industry, MSMEs and common household. This will help improve the utilization of energy, reduced energy consumption, electricity bills and improve productivity.
WVCIEERD Small R&D Project - Application of Blockchain Technology to the Guimaras Mango Supply ChainWestern Visayas College of Science and Technology - MainHuman Resource DevelopmentNovember 01, 2021 - October 31, 20221,324,162.00ExtendedThis project aims to ensure the authenticity of the mango products exported, the proposed study will use the blockchain technology to trace the product origin until it reaches the consumers. Blockchain is comprised of blocks that contains the information, processes and transactions of every entities in the supply chain in the mango industry. Once transactions are made between the entitles, it is recorded and blocks are linked using cryptography. This process  serves as the digital ledger used in the blockchain to improved supply chain transparency. Information in the digital ledger is available to all entities in the supply chain and cannot be tampered.  Smart Contract can be implemented when two parties agrees without having contract printed.  Internet on things (IoT) will be used to traced the product and verify authenticity. QR code will be attached to the product, and once scanned will provide the details of the product including the process it goes through.
Survey of Heatwaves in the Philippine Seas (SHIPS)University of the Philippines - College of CebuDisaster MitigationOctober 15, 2021 - April 14, 202412,051,382.00ExtendedProject SHIPS will examine the development of discrete and prolonged events of abnormally high temperature in the Philippine seas. These events are called marine heatwaves (MHWs) that remained understudied despite their potential impacts to the society, environment, and economy of the Philippines. Hence, the main goal of the project is to improve our scientific understanding of how MHWs develop in the entire Philippines and to develop models for assessment and prediction of their distribution in the selected coastal waters. The application of these predictive models will enhance our strategies for disaster risk reduction and for management and conservation of marine ecosystems to improve the Philippines capacity in attaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 13 (Climate Action), and 14 (Life Below Water). As a cyclone-prone country, the Philippines will benefit from the inclusion of MHW assessment in the climate forecasting models to improve our strategies for disaster risk reduction, making our nation more habitable. As the center of marine biodiversity and as a fisheries-dependent nation, the Philippines will also benefit from the critical information that MHW assessment and prediction can provide, which are useful as guidance for marine conservation and fisheries management, contributing to national economic development by improving our efforts to mitigate the impacts of warming.  Project SHIPS is a two-year project to be implemented by the University of the Philippines Cebu in collaboration with experts from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (MSI). The project will focus on the nationwide assessment of MHWs in the first year of implementation. On the other hand, the development of predictive models and tools to be used by the beneficiaries will be implemented in the second year of the project. 
Development and Market Validation of Empath, a Mental Health Mobile App for Youth in High-Stress SituationsTechnology Transfer & CommercializationOctober 15, 2021 - October 14, 20222,291,012.15New
HEIRIT: Establishment of Technology Business Incubation Facility of Mapua UniversityMapua Institute of Technology - ManilaTechnology Transfer & CommercializationOctober 04, 2021 - October 03, 20238,226,732.00ExtendedThe project is essentially a capacity-building project aimed at enhancing the ability of the University to bring outputs of R&D to end-users.  The capacity to be built comprises human resources, an organization for supporting incubation, policies in support of incubation, and dedicated physical resources.  What will be established at the end of the project will be the foundation for an incubator that can eventually operate independent of the university.
Android Development Training for Groundwater Research Network Data on Habitat Hydrology Observations – Philippines (GRNDH2O.ph) PersonnelUniversity of the Philippines - College of CebuHuman Resource DevelopmentOctober 04, 2021 - October 15, 2021190,000.00New
Enhancement and Market Validation of Nutricoach (A work-from-home productivity tool for nutrition professionals)Technology Transfer & CommercializationOctober 04, 2021 - October 03, 20226,696,020.00On-going
ASTl-Automated Labeling Machine (ASTI-ALaM)Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)Artificial IntelligenceOctober 01, 2021 - September 30, 202431,684,433.00On-goingThe ASTI-ALaM project is the result of collaboration of DOST-ASTI with the Balik Scientist Program awardee, Dr. Jose lldefonso U. Rubrico. The collaborative effort ran for two phases which resulted to (1) the capacity-building of DOST-ASTI researchers and engineers particular to Al-based solutions development using DOST-ASTI COARE, and (2) development of deep learning models using convolutional neural network (CNN) architectures such VGG16, ResNet, and InceptionVS. The objectives of the collaboration include (1) the segmentation of satellite-captured RGB images into several classifications of natural and man-made features (agricultural land, water, buildings, etc.), and (2) the estimation of structural strength of buildings in satellite-captured images. Through the currently proposed project, an optimized workflow for developing machine learning and artificial neural network-based models for different application domains will be established. The optimized model development workflow will be supported by dedicated Al technology development hardware to be hosted and managed by DOST-ASTI and will be best utilized by different stakeholders, especially by major collaborative partners like the University of the Philippines-Mindanao's ALaM-Large Scale Initiative (ALaM-LSI) and the DATOS Project.
Study on the Suitability of Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA) as Material for a 3D-Printed StatueMetals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC)Material ScienceOctober 01, 2021 - September 30, 202215,563,271.00Extended
IMPACT: Strengthening Bicol University’s IP Management Programs and Commercialization Strategies (BU-IPCom)Bicol UniversityTechnology Transfer & CommercializationOctober 01, 2021 - September 30, 20223,832,199.00ExtendedThis project aims to address the current issues and challenges off the university in terms of commercialization. Assessment conducted by the BU Center for Technology Commercialization and Enterprise Development (BU-CTCED) implied the current issues and challenges of the university that needs to be addressed. Issues and challenges were as follows: University research orientation which is more focused on academic purposes and rarely responsive to market needs or solutions-based. This reason mainly affects or contributes to the challenge for us to develop or increase IP assets because of the minimal R&D undertakings that focus on R&D producing solution-based technologies. Minimal disclosures of technology is also a challenge to the TTO considering that the technology disclosures constitutes as one of critical input in the technology transfer process. For the last three years, the IPMD rarely receives technology disclosure from the faculty researchers. There is a low level of response from the faculty researchers when it comes to IP protection and commercialization. Lacks of incentive system in the university for faculty and student inventors. With these issues and challenges and this IMPACT program, this proposal aims to improve the technology transfer initiatives of Bicol University through strengthening its IP management and commercialization initiatives. This sought to provide trainings and workshops in IP and commercialization, technology promotion activities, R&D Proposal writeshops, develop an IP Information Management System, and strengthens the collaboration, partnerships and networks for commercialization.
TRUE IMPACT: Technology and Research of USeP Enhanced through IMPACTUniversity of Southeastern Philippines - MainTechnology Transfer & CommercializationOctober 01, 2021 - September 30, 20222,508,115.20ExtendedThe TRUE IMPACT is established to enhance the innovation capacity of USeP by setting up the technology transfer activities like commercialization, policies and industry partnerships.  Essentially, the university has to devise strategies for its endeavors in terms of IP identification and protection. It should establish its processes and strategies and implement the protocols for increasing the number of commerciable technologies particularly in encouraging faculty researchers to be really engaged with. Incentivizing them can be one strategy. There is a necessity to promote and market its existing technologies or products to industry adopters and reach out to potential adoptors of these technologies and establish partnerships for R&D, technology improvement and/or adoption . This can be done by doing field testing and valuation.  Forthwith USeP has to establish its technology transfer processes. Establishing these policies and systems and putting them in place will facilitate technology transfer and commercialization. With these efforts to overcome challenges, there are two (2)  collaborative research and IP generation DOST/PCIEERD Approved R&D (ChicIoT with Tetra Consulting Company and Blockchain Cacao Tracing and Tracking with MS3 Agriventures) that will commence this year 2021 until 2022.
IMPACT: Teknoy InACT - Teknoy Innovation Advancement through Commercialization and Technology TransferCebu Institute of Technology UniversityTechnology Transfer & CommercializationOctober 01, 2021 - September 30, 20223,722,355.00ExtendedThis project entitled "Teknoy Innovation Advancement through Commercialization and Technology Transfer (Teknoy InACT)" is hereby established to facilitate the transfer and commercialization of the University's technologies. With DOST's KTTO-IMPACT grant, the University will be able to kick start its own technology transfer office.
IMPACT: Enhancement of the DOST-FNRI’s Technology Transfer Office Policies and ProcessesOther AgencyTechnology Transfer & CommercializationOctober 01, 2021 - September 30, 20225,083,469.00ExtendedThis proposal will focus on the commercialization of the following DOST-FNRI technologies:   Iron Fortified Rice (IFR)   Iron Fortified Rice (IFR), also known as SupeRice, answers the problem of micronutrient malnutrition and Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) ubiquitous in the country. It is composed of 8% Ferrice Pyrophosphate, flour with vitamin A and iron, edible oil with vitamin A, commercial rice with iron, and sugar with vitamin A, per 100 gram of SupeRice. About 4-6 cups of cooked SupeRice, approximately a day’s intake, already meets the daily iron requirement of the body. It is cooked like ordinary rice. Consumption of SupeRice is expected to build healthy red blood cells, improve physical and mental performance, prevent anemia, and strengthen the body against infection.   The proven significant nutritional benefit of fortifying rice merits it to be transferred to the private rice millers and National Food Authority (NFA) to make available ample supply of IFR not only for Social Safety Net (SSN) programs but for nationwide consumption. Fortifying rice with iron is strategic nutrition intervention in helping address Iron Deficiency Anemia as rice is the staple food in the Philippines. The IFR technology addresses the three (3) pronged issues of: (1) nutrition security by increasing iron intake and improving nutritional status; (2) food security by increasing rice supply wherein broken rice is mixed with whole grain rice, making it more palatable to humans; and (3) economic security by converting broken rice to an acceptable low-priced rice mix.   Micronutrient Growth Mix (MGM 15)   Proper nutrition during the early stages of life is essential to impede the effects of malnutrition. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), children below five years old are the most at-risk for malnutrition. In the 8th National Nutrition Survey conducted by the DOST-FNRI, the prevalence of anemia was 39.4.7% among infants 6 months to
Predictive Estimation of Ecological Carrying Capacity: Tool For Sustainable Aquaculture and Eco-Tourism Development In Small Crater Lakes of Quezon ProvinceLaguna State Polytechnic University - Los Baños College of FisheriesEnvironmentOctober 01, 2021 - September 30, 202318,176,908.00ExtendedResilience is central towards achieving the targets of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2015–2030, and the Paris Climate Agreement (FAO, 2013). The linkage between resilience and livelihood is clear: a successful livelihood strategy should incorporate mechanisms for coping and bouncing back when difficulties emerge. This proposed project anticipates a social paradigm shift from merely emergency-response and relief towards poverty reduction and development, by provisioning the necessary infrastructure and workforce to jumpstart the social enterprise for tilanggit in marginalized lake regions of Quezon Province i.e., in lesser-known lakes, namely: Lake Gunao within the Municipality of Dolores and Lake Tikub within the Municipality of Tiaong. The environmental feasibility of the community-based tilanggit production will be determined through the estimation of the lakes’ carrying capacity and subsequent creation of predictive mathematical models. The recommended protocols of PCCAARRD will be adopted (with some modifications) in intensive culture production of small-sized tilapia and in producing commercial quantities of tilanggit. Women empowerment also takes center stage in this project by providing resource-poor women with capability-building opportunities through skill trainings. The socioeconomic attributes of the social enterprise will also be defined in terms of important economic indices, supply-value chain and product flow, socio-cultural relevance, and extent of community acceptance. The empirical results of this project will also deliver new and baseline information for the advancement of the current knowledge on the role of emerging fishery technologies in shaping ecosystems and the lives of people, particularly in the rural areas. Availability and access to the local food supply can be ascertained, once this project is successfully implemented; hence, this project is a viable approach in ensuring food security – as well as augment the economic stability – among vulnerable families during this challenging period of COVID-19 pandemic.
Design and Development of a Vision-based Passenger Counter with GPS Tracking for Public Utility Buses using Edge Computing (PROSPPER)Other AgencyHuman Resource Development, TransportationOctober 01, 2021 - June 30, 20221,238,000.00Extended
Graph Query Language (GQL) –Based Geospatial Intelligence: A Novel Approach to Public Transport Data Modelling for Route Recommendation (PROSPPER)Other AgencyHuman Resource Development, TransportationOctober 01, 2021 - June 30, 20221,447,500.00Extended
Advanced Lead Acid Batteries with Embedded Ultrasonics (ALAB-EU)Technological Institute of the Philippines - TechnoCoReEnergyOctober 01, 2021 - September 30, 202476,357,322.00On-goingALAB will optimize the design of low-power embedded ultrasonics in battery casings using the time-resolved information obtained through X-ray computerized nanotomography. ALAB will also investigate other forms of non-invasive energy transfer that increase the diffusive transport of active species within the electrolyte while charging. The invigorated diffusion could theoretically slow down the Ostwald ripening kinetics that build up the insoluble lead-sulfate crystals, which passivate the surface of the electrodes. ALAB's team will coordinate with the labs of Dr. Ocon and Dr. Del Rosario in UP Diliman (collaborators within the JOULE program) to access additional instruments for testing the electrochemical effects of invigorated diffusion. T.I.P.'s ongoing collaboration with the Philippine Batteries Inc. (PBI), will guarantee a market for ALAB's research outputs and intellectual property. ALAB will also seek optimal configurations that would enable the local battery industry to penetrate the battery energy storage systems (BESS) market within the country and overseas. The competitive LAB manufacturing sector in the Philippines dominated by PBI can accelerate the commercialization of R&D efforts from Project ALAB in both automotive and BESS applications.
Enhancement and Market Validation of Infinit LMS – a Learning Management System with Outcomes-Based Education AnalyticsOther AgencyTechnology Transfer & CommercializationSeptember 26, 2021 - September 25, 20222,891,017.00Extended
i-DRIP (IoT-Based Dispenser for Real-time Intelligent Pour) an IoT-Based Real-Time Control and Monitoring System for Smart Beverage DispenserBulacan State University - MainElectronics Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Information and Communications TechnologySeptember 23, 2021 - March 22, 20246,507,653.00ExtendedThe convenience of easy access to drinks or beverages no matter where we are is attributed to plastics. Plastic is still the most efficient packaging material, both in terms of convenience to use, and the cost and in the time taken to manufacture them. Also, they are lighter than other materials too, and space-efficient so more can be packed and placed in the storage area. Millions upon millions of tonnes of single-use plastic bottles are produced every year containing our favourite drinks which  are not properly disposed of and so end up in landfill, waterways and in the ocean. Aside from the bottle itself, other waste like corks, labels, foils, and the package of it all came in. Aside from recycling, the beverage industry can stop billions of plastic bottles from polluting the earth by switching from single-use, throwaway bottles to refillables. And to efficiently manage the consumption of beverages using refillables, we propose an IOT-based system for smart dispensers with seamless integration into any cloud. Now, beverage distributors can now control who, what, where, when, and how of every serving of their drinks. In this proposal, the researcher would like to address specific research questions in the project implementation: 1. What essential features and functions of the web/mobile platform will help beverage distributors understand a particular beverage system's condition/status? 2. What are the feasible strategies and methodologies in deploying the smart dispenser in terms of the hardware like sensors, containers, user identification, etc.? 3. What practical S&T based roll-out strategies and adoption models could be applied for successful technology transfer?
VISSER::REFRESH (Redesigning for Remote Education, in School and at Home)University of the Philippines-DilimanTechnology Transfer & CommercializationSeptember 22, 2021 - September 21, 20228,571,919.00On-goingThe project intends to move VISSER forward towards having a market-ready and scalable product based from the original prototype output of the previous VISSER project. It aims to address the end-user feedback obtained during training and long-term usability data which will be obtained from previous VISSER clients. In summary, the project will focus on improvements of the current prototype, revisions of manuals, addressing immediate VISSER orders and inquiries of interested parties, and ramp-up marketing and promotional activities to promote VISSER and reach the market. 
IMPACT: Establishment of the Knowledge, Innovation and Technology Transfer Processes of the Holy Angel UniversityHoly Angel UniversityTechnology Transfer & CommercializationSeptember 16, 2021 - September 15, 20223,797,004.00ExtendedTo establish and improve the university’s intellectual property generations & technology transfer policies and processes and jumpstart the commercialization of university technologies, the HAU KITTO will be the Centralized Governing Office. It will establish and direct Intellectual Property Protection & Policies and Technology Transfer Arrangements & Policies, provide tools and manpower resources for the conduct of full market assessments of university technologies, and jumpstart & promote university-owned technologies. The HAU KITTO will be housed under the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and will have five (5) employees. The KITTO Manager will supervise the overall operations of the KITTO and will function as the center person representing the institution for all the KITTO coordination and liaison with DOST, IPOPHL, and other partners, clients, and stakeholders. The KITTO Manager will be reporting to the Chief Academic Officer. The Two Technical Experts will conduct a patent search, patent drafting service, and technology evaluation & audit to the knowledge, innovation, and technology is disclosed. The Two Technical Experts in the fields of Natural Sciences and Engineering & Information Technology will directly report to the KITTO Manager. A Technical Expert in the field of Economics or Business who will analyze and recommend the economic impact and business viability of the knowledge, innovation, and technology are disclosed. To show the full commitment of HAU KITTO for its sustainability after the project, aside from the KITTO Manager, the university will provide a full-time administrative staff who will perform secretarial tasks in the preparation of reports and documentation, as well as to provide other administrative functions. The HAU KITTO is expected to work closely with the University Research Office (URO) and the TBI for the efficient generation of IPs, an increasing number of IP disclosures, and a good number of technologies that have potential for licensing or commercialization.
Enhancement of Prototype and Market Validation of TinkerClubs.com (A STEAM-Learning Platform for K-to-6 Learners)Other AgencyTechnology Transfer & CommercializationSeptember 13, 2021 - September 12, 20224,162,607.32Extended
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PROPOSED INSTALLATION OF AGT IN BPSU MAIN CAMPUS (AS LABORATORYFACILITY OF THE PROPOSED RAILWAY ENGINEERING PROGRAM AND EXISTING ENGINEERING PROGRAMS)Bataan Peninsula State University - Main CampusInfrastructure Development Program, Human Resource DevelopmentSeptember 01, 2021 - August 31, 20249,995,370.00NewThe project proposal aims to provide a Laboratory Facility for the proposed Railway Engineering Program and existing engineering programs of BPSU by enabling the two (2) AGT Coaches, which were donated by DOST MIRDC. The prime target is to run/operate the two AGT coaches in a 50-m elevated track inside BPSU Main Campus complete with mechanical guide-way, electrical supply and sensors and others. The College of Engineering and Architecture, through its selected engineers and architects, came up with a design and perspective for the installation of AGT in BPSU. The AGT is proposed to be erected in front of the new College of Engineering and Architecture Building to easily serve the purpose as laboratory instructional medium for college’s engineering programs and later on to serve as the main laboratory facility of the proposed railway engineering program of the College. The proposed 42-meter length and 2.24-m high railway structure will have a transparent channel enough to cover AGT coaches as protection from weather temperament and easy deterioration which might cause by the environment. On its other end, the electrical house shall be constructed where the transformer, rectifier and protection shall be kept in. Necessary protection such as fence, shall also be provided to make it a restricted area. Also, a platform shall be provided for the students and instructors who will perform laboratory exercises and use the facility as their laboratory medium of instructions. 
IMPACT: Reinforcing the Capability of the Technology Transfer Program of the DOST-Forest Products Research and Development InstituteUniversity of the Philippines - Open UniversityTechnology Transfer & CommercializationSeptember 01, 2021 - August 31, 20222,897,402.00On-goingThe growing globalization of organizations require a formation of a planned and integrated approach to sustain success in a globalized market. This needs the involvement of employees and implementing improvement programs that will maximize productivity and company’s performance (Kantardjieva, 2015). One strategy that has grown in popularity, for businesses nowadays, is to connect with existing technologies by commercializing them to present new opportunities and widen the scope of sustainable growth.  Technology commercialization success is critical for organizations to carry out an innovative, dynamic, and successful business positions. The salient features of the DOST Technology-transfer Protocol require special skills and competencies to effectively deliver technology transfer and commercialization. In this regard, this project was conceptualized to strengthen the current manpower and initiatives of the Institute’s Technology Transfer Program. The significance of S&T research and technology transfer had been obtaining a new concentration during the past few decades particularly, regarding the capacity to generate innovations with commercial value and commercialize/ transfer it to start-up companies. The identified crucial success factors that assist the commercialization process were the following: technology readiness, network and institutionalization of the technology transfer office. The critical component that the project wishes to address is to strengthen the skills and competencies of TSD personnel to be able to carry out the needed technology transfer services given that a lot have already retired and we need to equipped the basic technology transfer services to younger generations. Identified important functions that the IMPACT project was seen to have significant contribution to FPRDI are the following: patent mining, business ideation, technology valuation, intellectual property, technology marketing, negotiation, etc.
Training on DOST-ASTI DATOS Artificial Intelligence for Earth Observation(AI4EO)Other AgencyHuman Resource DevelopmentSeptember 01, 2021 - October 29, 202175,000.00New
IMPACT: Establishment of the SU-KTTO at Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros OrientalSilliman UniversityTechnology Transfer & CommercializationSeptember 01, 2021 - August 31, 20223,143,914.00NewThe project is to establish a Knowledge Technology Transfer Office (KTTO), at Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Central Visayas. The function of the KTTO is to supplement the R&D activities in the University, and provide support in terms of IP management, IP protection, and IP commercialization of the University's researches and projects.  
Documentation and Evaluation of National Science and Technology Week ActivitiesInformation Dissemination and PromotionSeptember 01, 2021 - December 31, 2021805,000.00New
Optimization of Durio zibethinus (Durian) Fiber-reinforced Composite as Automotive Skin MaterialUniversity of Mindanao - BoltonHuman Resource DevelopmentSeptember 01, 2021 - August 31, 2023229,625.00NewThis project aims to produce fiber-reinforced composite from durian husk which will be used as an automotive panel. Based on literature, durian husk as raw material is a good candidate because of its low thermal conductivity which makes it possess a good insulating property; exhibits lightweight property; and durian is considered as flagship of Mindanao, which makes the raw material readily available. The produced specimens will be subjected to characterization and testing of physical and mechanical properties and will be compared against ANSI specifications to ascertain that the quality is commercially competitive. The study will be conducted at University of Mindanao, Davao City for a span of 6 months.
IP Management Program for Academic Institutions Commercializing Technologies (IMPACT): Catalyzing Thomasian IP Generation and Utilization.University of Santo TomasTechnology Transfer & CommercializationSeptember 01, 2021 - August 31, 20225,666,481.00ExtendedThe UST-ITSO aims to apply to the DOST-PCIEERD's IMPACT Program Grant to jumpstart the IP commercialization and utilization of University-generated technologies. Even though it has already filed some IPs, it still has a lot of room for improvement in its operations.  The project aims to advance IP licensing, commercialization, and utilization through the institutionalization of mechanisms and capacity building activities.  The institutional mechanisms shall include the revision of the IP Policy, the augmentation of the Technology Transfer Policy, and the refinement of the ITSO Manual of Operations. The project will progress at improving IP awareness to its stakeholders through various capacity building activities, webinars and virtual workshops.  Identified faculty members will serve as the project coordinator and staff, who will eventually be part of the ITSO team, will be trained to do market and industry analysis. An IP campaign will be launched which will include lab visits and dialogues with researchers to encourage disclosures, which will eventually lead to IP filings. The ITSO page at the University website shall be enhanced to include news, downloadable forms, and technology briefs of protected technologies to enhance visibility and ecourgae industry dialogue. University-industry networking events shall be organized in order to advance the partnerships and collaboration goals that may lead to licensing of university-generated technologies.
SMART TURF Proj 1: Drainage Crawler/Probe Development for Drainage Inspection (DraCrawla) ProjectCebu Institute of Technology UniversityDisaster MitigationAugust 30, 2021 - August 29, 20234,202,098.00ExtendedDrainage Crawler/Probe Development for Drainage Inspection (DraCrawla) is a technology development initiative to create a multi-sensor input probe for drainage inspection. The project aims to develop a remote-controlled and unmanned drain crawler that can travel into hard to reach segments of drainage networks to improve efforts to check the health of the drainage system in terms of current condition, obstructions, possible leaks and cracks etc. 
SMART TurF Proj 3: POSTE (Interconnected Poste Kits for Environmental Sensing) ProjectUniversity of San Carlos - Talamban CampusDisaster MitigationAugust 30, 2021 - August 29, 202324,571,318.00ExtendedProject POSTE aims to improve collection and spatial representation of rainfall and flooding data to inform disaster mitigation and management. The project aims to leverage the existing city assets such as lamp posts and electric poles to conduct data collection for flood mitigation efforts. The project shall develop a modular kit that is attachable to lamp posts/electric poles for the purpose of environmental sensing and risk warning. Through its Flood.io component, the project shall provide the interface between the proposed sensors and other future data inputs; cloud storage and server; and the applications which handle the data analytics, web/mobile apps (reporting, warning, city information), flood risk decision support system, and other future applications. The development of an Internet of Things (IoT) framework shall create a system which will enable the seamless integration of data inputs, analytic tools, and data users (decision-makers, researchers, and the public). In order to achieve the deliverables of this project: The Poste Kits will be designed to carry the following components: sensing module composed of rain, flood, and garbage sensors; warning module which has a loudspeaker and/or colored LEDs; power module which has a solar panel and battery; and the control and communication module which will contain a GSM/Wifi feature and microcontroller. The different modules will undergo unit development and testing.
SMART TURF Proj 2: City-Wide Urban (CURB) Flood Modeling ProjectUniversity of the Philippines - College of CebuDisaster MitigationAugust 29, 2021 - August 29, 202312,297,576.00ExtendedCity-Wide Urban (CURB) Flood Modeling Project aims to help the principal urban centers, i.e. Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Talisay City, of the Central Cebu River Basin and Lapu-Lapu City, an island urban center, mitigate flooding through the development of urban flood hazard maps. It also aims to develop flood forecast models which can be used for warning and preparations in flood-prone areas.
FASTRAC: Enhancement and Market Validation of TITAN Vision based Traffic Information and AnalysisLa Salle UniversityTechnology Transfer & CommercializationAugust 18, 2021 - August 17, 20226,600,249.00On-goingThe sustained digital revolution of recent years has ushered in a plethora of amazing technologies that demonstrate how smarter machines can drastically make the operations of personal and organizational business organizations more convenient and effective. The most striking changes forced by the coronavirus pandemic upon the global society have expedited the transition into the digital space, which underscored the importance of the internet highway more than ever.  Today, internet-enabled technologies have transformed from being the alternative to the traditional way of doing business to being the primary and to some extent, the only choice, especially as people and organizations define the new normal at home and at work. Within the ambit of the smart cities framework, recent technological advancements have assumed pivotal roles in the management of urban centers. As reported in (McKinsey Global Institute, 2018), a middle layer architecture is needed to deliver accurate and timely information that can be used as bases for sound decision making. All around the world, the smart cities concept has been demonstrated to mitigate rapid urbanization, but there are barriers in readily implementing this in Philippine cities, foremost of which is the less-than-ideal internet infrastructure and lack of institutions and facilities that deliver quality digital services. It is within this backdrop that the TITAN Technology finds value and significance .
Application of Geopolymer and Alkali-Activated Material Technology as Eco-innovative Composite ProductS (GMATriCS)De La Salle University - ManilaTechnology Transfer & Commercialization, Mining and MineralsAugust 18, 2021 - August 17, 20227,865,273.60Extended
Enhancement of the Prototype and Market Validation of Traceability Access for Consumer and Export powered by Artificial Intelligence (TrACE.AI) Software SystemOther AgencyTechnology Transfer & CommercializationAugust 16, 2021 - August 15, 20223,919,356.00New
CRADLE:TIP/SUBIC WATER - Constructed Wetland for Wastewater Treatment of Effluent from a Water ProviderTechnological Institute of the Philippines Manila - P. Casal CampusEnvironmentAugust 15, 2021 - August 14, 20237,307,339.00On-goingReed bed technology is actually based on phytoremediation which uses plants to clean wastewater by uptake of essential nutrients from water. Phytoremediation is a green chemistry process that uses aquatic plants’ natural ability to bioremediate water and soil contamination Constructed wetlands and Reed Bed Technology are not yet popularly used in Philippine industries but have found its way in treating greywater and blackwater in communities in Central Visayas.A more thorough study is required to find out how and which  plants are effective in reducing ammonia, phosphates, and nitrates concentration of the effluents from the Subicwater Water Treatment Facility (WTF)  The research study also includes soil matrix selection to best sustain the growth of the vegetation. The usual soil matrix  will be combined with different layers of stones, pebbles, sands and other substrates as an experimental set-up for optimum reduction.  The pilot reed bed is also enhanced with grease and oil skimmer as effluents from the water treatment facility indicated the presence of oil and grease that may affect the growth of plants in the reed bed. For enhanced ammonia reduction, the vortex technology will also be integrated in the Reed Bed. Since there are very few studies on vortex technology and its overall effects on pollutants reduction, there is a need to analyze further how it can effectively reduce pollutants.  The proposed project will include the design and the construction of: (a) the pilot phytoremediation system; (b) the phytoremediation technology; (c) the fats, and oil and grease skimmer; and (d) the vortex technology. Apart from the said parameters that most of the existing published documents did, this project will include the nutrients uptake (the phosphate, nitrates, and ammonia) in the testing and validating criteria. 
Enhancement and Validation of the Advanced Robust Cooperative System (ARCS), an integrated Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) solution for cooperative management and regulatory complianceOther AgencyTechnology Transfer & CommercializationAugust 10, 2021 - August 09, 20222,999,989.00On-going
Utilising Marine Renewable Energy to Satisfy Community Energy Demands and Stimulate Socio-Economic Development within the Philippines (This is the first project approved for DOST-Newton Agham Institutional Link Grant)Ateneo de Davao UniversityEnergyAugust 02, 2021 - August 01, 20239,917,403.52On-goingThis project develops: - A marine resource characterisation methodology and applies this to example locations in the Mindanao region to quantify marine energy extraction potential in the context of power capacity and energy yield. - Apply and test a community energy demand quantification method to accurately determine energy demand in the context of capacity and time of occurrence. - Undertake coupled energy demand - marine energy supply analysis to establish effective deployment configurations to meet community energy demand. - Undertake a technology readiness assessment to identify deployable marine renewable technologies and ensure security of supply. - A local supply chain analysis evaluates opportunities for increasing economic value and quantify regional potential economic growth. - Share outcomes with Philippine Sociology, Energy and Environmental experts to inform attainable technical and social benefits from future development. This UK- Philippines collaboration enhances energy demand- supply assessment work to date by providing a 'Goodness of Fit' to support Philippine agencies decide which marine renewable technologies and configurations best satisfies existing and future forecast energy demand
Processing of Coconut Monoglycerides (CMG) into Functionalized Polyols for Industrial Polyurethane ApplicationsMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyHuman Resource DevelopmentAugust 01, 2021 - July 31, 2024448,250.00New
Production and Improvement of Construction Materials using Bacterial Calcite PrecipitationUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman, Institute of BiologyConstructionAugust 01, 2021 - July 31, 20235,701,287.00ExtendedThe “Bacterial Brick” project explores the application of microorganisms and concepts in microbiology to the construction sector, specifically in the production and improvement of cementitious construction materials through the production of “biocement” through metabolic activities of microorganisms. The materials used are commonly used in agriculture such as urea and aglime, and the bacterial brick production occurs at room temperatures – no burning required, has lower carbon footprint, and only requires microorganisms and substrates that can be used to support microbial growth. Microorganisms will be isolated from local calcareous caves and will be screened and identified to assure high calcite precipitation performance and non-pathogenicity. The growth media will also be optimized to improve calcite precipitation and cost-effectiveness. Biocement production by microorganisms has the potential to replace cement in construction materials while offering a lower carbon footprint. This project aims to produce “bacterial bricks” made purely from biocement that is comparable to cement bricks in terms of durability.
Development of a Local Cloud-Based Digital Apparel Prototyping Platform of the PTRI-Textile Product Development Center as a Response to the “Now Normal"DOST-Philippine Textile Research InstituteCreative IndustriesAugust 01, 2021 - January 31, 202414,150,105.00ExtendedThe surge in the advancement of technology plays a vital role in the response and position of the garment and textile industry to the ‘now normal’ brought about by COVID-19. Prior to this outbreak, clothing brands and retailers are increasingly beginning to recognize the need of 3D technologies and digitization of analog and manual systems into its digital counterparts to move to a more greener garment production. Leveraging 3D technologies in design and prototyping tools as virtual-fit avatar allows brands to streamline productions, by passing the laborious process of producing physical samples and making the consequential alterations. Due to the lifestyle shift and precaution practices brought about by the COVID-19, bringing this technology in an online platform will assist textile end-users to create apparel prototypes anywhere and anytime. Furthermore, availability of online avatars that can be modified based on the consumer size could increase satisfaction on garment fit. It also excludes the need of the customer to visit the onsite store.      The primary objective of this project is to develop an online apparel prototyping system through the PTRI TPDC Portal which will link the users to the localized developed CAD and 3D Visualization System without the need to purchase or download the software. The said system will be locally developed by Mapua University- School of Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering. To boost prototyping process, digital databases of patterns and pattern blocks will be infused in the software for easier alterations and modifications. While, fabrics (Philippines Tropical Fabrics) developed by the PTRI and the size code generated during the Phase 1 of the TPDC project shall also be included in the 3D Visualization Software as reference common Filipino size and allows real-time fit on the user. 
Establishment of Mindanao Natural (MinNa) Language Processing (LProc) Research and Development LaboratoryUniversity of the Immaculate ConcepcionInfrastructure Development ProgramAugust 01, 2021 - July 31, 202311,580,230.00On-goingThe Philippines has 186 established languages, of these, 184 are living and 2 are extinct. The country being an archipelago is divided into three major islands, namely; Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Majority of the households in Mindanao use Cebuano/Binisaya (56.19%) as their language at home followed by Hiligaynon/Ilonggo (7.87%), Maguindanaon (4.7%), and Tausug (4.13%) [1]. Cebuano, Hiligaynon, and Tausug are considered as major languages in the country. Other languages/dialects spoken in Mindanao that is still considered living are Chavacano, Binukid, Blaan, Kalagan, Mandaya, Manobo, T'boli, Maranaon, Mansaka, Mapun, Surigaonon, Subanon, Tagakaulo, Yakan, and Teduray. Mr. Peñaranda, Minister of the Permanent Mission of the Philippines, said that they currently have a multi-year project that is centered on the production of ethnographies of indigenous peoples of the Philippines. Ethnography is the study and systematic recording of human cultures. Through their project, indigenous peoples will be empowered to create their ethnographies, and utilize the same in the formulation of their own plans for the preservation and development of their culture, heritage, and indigenous language [2]. Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) on the other hand said that some indigenous peoples (IPs) are increasingly speaking Tagalog and other major Philippine languages instead of their own languages to avoid experiencing discrimination. Languages become extinct particularly if seldom or no longer spoken. They added that the country will permanently lose part of its heritage if such languages become extinct or dead [3]. Preservation and protection of languages is very important especially that of indigenous languages [4,5]. It is the hope and goal of MinNa LProc R&D Lab to help this country through the collection, digitalization, storage, and dissemination of language resources, development and creation of task-oriented models, tools, and applications relating to or involving Mindanaon languages.
Solar PV Resource and Installation Assessment Using Geospatial Technologies (SINAG)University of the Philippines Diliman - Department of Geodetic EngineeringEnergyAugust 01, 2021 - July 31, 202328,538,746.00On-goingSINAG (Solar PV Resource and Installation Assessment Using Geospatial Technologies) is a research project that is composed of two components namely, SolarPot and OutSolar.  Solar Pot will deal with the assessment of Solar PV resource Potential in the Philippines using high-temporal geostationary satellite and other remote sensing data. OutSolar, on the other hand, will focus on the development of a forecasting model for Output power of Solar PV installations in the Philippines using remotely sensed data. The outputs of these two components will be published online for the benefit of interested stakeholders of solar PV installations in the Philippines.  Project SINAG aims to assess the available solar PV power resource potential in the Philippines using high temporal remotely sensed data that will consider meteorological and geomorphological aspects, and develop a locally adapted forecasting model that will realistically and accurately predict the output power of solar PV installations in the Philippines through OutSolar component. Its specific objectives are: (1) assess the available solar PV power resource potential in the Philippines using high-temporal remotely sensed data that will consider meteorological and geomorphological aspects; (2) develop a locally adapted forecasting model that will realistically and accurately predict the output power of solar PV installations in the Philippines; (3) quantify the effects of high temperature and dust deposition on different locally available solar PV models; (4) recommend solar PV models that are highly tolerant to high temperature and dust effects (5) develop a webGIS for solar energy resource information access and decision support; and (6) conduct IECs and capacity-building activities for various stakeholders of solar energy.  SINAG will tap experts from allied fields of specializations to consider every technical aspect of solar PV installation and operation in the Philippines, thereby making the project more comprehensive.
Key Technological Research of Philippines and China on Mobile Power Generation Based on Gasification of Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW) and Agricultural Biomass Pretreated by Co-hydrothermal ProcessMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyEnergyAugust 01, 2021 - July 31, 202325,526,777.60Extended    The project proposed the development of mobile power generation technology and  optimized process design package (PDP) based on gasification of MSW and agricultural biomass pretreated by co-hydrothermal process, through a joint research of MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), Philippines and East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China. This will cover the co-hydrothermal treatment and pelletization of MSW and agricultural biomass, to address the heterogeneity, high moisture content and low energy density of the feedstock, to obtain a coal-like solid fuel (called hydrochar) in pellets. Fixed-bed slagging gasification will be employed as adaptor of the hydrochar pellets, which is suitable for small scale power generation, with tolerance to fuel switching, to produce syngas at high themal efficiency and low emission. Slag is formed as by-product instead of ash in typical combustion and other type of gasifiers, a stable, vitreous non-leachable material that encapsulates the heavy metals and can be used as construction aggregate. The mobile setup will have the flexibility of on-site waste treatment and power generation, that can access landfills, plantations, barangays and coastal areas, and be useful in times of disaster and pandemic (COVID-19) where there are many mobility limitations and restrictions.       This project will be completed in 2 years under the 2020 DOST-MOST Joint Research Project. The proponent from MSU-IIT will be mainly responsible for the co-hydrothermal treatment aspect. The project partner from ECUST will oversee the studies on densification and application of the MSW-biomass derived hydrochar pellet to gasification for power generation. Both parties will jointly worked on the development of the optimized PDP and construction of the mobile hydrothermal-gasification for power generation pilot plant with annual capacity of 250 tons of MSW-biomass.         
CRADLE 2020: Drive Air ni Juan - Aluminosilicate Technology for Compact Air PurificationUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman, Department of Chemical EngineeringEnvironmentJuly 31, 2021 - July 30, 20225,344,751.00ExtendedThe project shall utilize naturally occurring aluminosilicate minerals in the Philippines through facile modification processes to mitigate the health-related risks of using taxis as mode of transportation. To “flatten the curve”, we must be ahead of the curve. Air pollution and carbon monoxide poisoning has been a longstanding problem for the automobile driver and with the emergence of pandemic, they are exposed to higher health risk. Thus, we envision a novel air filtration system “Drive-Air” that features the ability to filter a wide range of particulates, remove harmful gases and disinfect the circulating air through physical filtration, adsorption, and anti-microbial activity of the granulated modified aluminosilicates, respectively. This will pave the way for locally sourced air filters with more effective air purification while being accessible at a lower cost than traditional air filters. The fabricated automotive cabin air purifier with low-cost replaceable filters intended for at least 6 months of use will be initially adopted in taxi operations which will be expected to be a highly popular mode of transportation in the post-COVID world.
IMPACT Operationalizing Technology Transfer in T.I.P.: A Reference for T.I.P. Initiatives to Strengthen the Innovation EcosystemTechnological Institute of the Philippines Manila - Arlegui CampusTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJuly 26, 2021 - July 25, 20222,796,147.00NewThe Technological Institute of the Philippines’ Knowledge Technology Transfer Office (KTTO) initiatives can be seen in the recent harmonization of Innovation and Technology Support Unit (ITSU), Technology Business Incubator Unit (TBI), Laboratory Optimization Unit, Applied Research Unit, Projects and Partnerships Unit, and Administrative Support. These units will support the technology transfer initiatives of the institution.  The harmonization was anchored on the observed high number of technologies developed by the faculty and the students. These technologies are not protected and not maximized due to a lack of mechanism  for the market to recognize its value.  The T.I.P. KTTO will act as a bridge between the researchers/developers and the industry. Various processes will be implemented by the KTTO from the assessment of the value, maturity, and marketability of the technology, the kind of protection to be provided to the technology, matching the technologies to the industry in need, and to negotiate between parties involved in the commercialization process.  Furthermore, KTTO will assist faculty and student researchers on IP concerns and applications for IP protection. A platform for the researchers/developers/innovator will be established to provide opportunities to showcase their technologies to the T.I.P. community. T.I.P.'s industry partners are invited to give recommendations on how these technologies may be more viable for its intended market, and, if possible, for commercialization.  
Establishment of ParSU – MTL (Microbiology Testing Laboratory)Partido State University - GoaInfrastructure Development ProgramJuly 15, 2021 - July 14, 20235,671,602.00NewThe most-traded commodities in the world are food products. As the world's population continues to grow, the global food supply chain tends to increase its scale. Thus, mass production and distribution of food products and compliance to food safety are of importance. To sustain life and provide good health, safe and nutritious food is needed. Foodborne illness has threatened human health because of foods containing bacteria, viruses, parasites, or chemical substances. Partido District, the fourth Congressional District of Camarines Sur, is an agricultural-based economy, producing rice, corn, feed meal, freshwater fish, coconut, sugar, and abaca products. Schizophyllum commune, locally known as Kurakding, is also one of the traditionally used food often added to local cuisines in the Bicol Region.   
#MAGHANDA: Meteorological And Geological Hazard Advisories, Warning and Notifications for Decisive ActionPhilippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)Information Dissemination and PromotionJuly 15, 2021 - June 30, 202324,544,833.00ExtendedThe project aims to gather all knowledge products of DOST-funded R&D initiatives on disaster risk reduction and to disseminate, educate and assist LGUs and other stakeholders on how to maximize the use of these knowledge products to reduce disaster losses. 
Establishment of AI Research Center for Community Development (AIRCoDE)Camarines Sur Polytechnic College - MainInfrastructure Development ProgramJuly 02, 2021 - July 02, 20237,327,305.00NewSetting up an AI laboratory is a big challenge for companies and universities. It is often unclear which hardware components are to be purchased. The variety of AI areas and hardware options require an AI equipment selection strategy that is missing or difficult to define. Hence, this project will establish an AI Research Laboratory to strengthen the research capabilities of AI enthusiasts, faculty, and students in the field of Artificial Intelligence, such as deep learning, computer vision, etc. Also, this project will conduct 3 AI research studies, outputs, and publications as well as the other identified output stated in this proposal. 
Enhancement of BizKit (The First Local Centralized Business Suite) to better facilitate cross-functional and holistic business operations in the new normalBizKit Technologies Inc.Technology Transfer & CommercializationJuly 01, 2021 - November 30, 20224,934,126.40NewThe project aims to bring about the ff deliverables and value proposition: Our enhancement of accounting module helps finance teams who want to simplify accomplishing BIR related requirements by automatically generating them (especially forms and reports) through their ERP system. This also helps auditors who want to ensure processes and transactions are BIR compliant by having the system accredited to BIR. Our enhancement of HRIS module helps human resource teams who want to streamline all HR related work into a single system of tracking by completing possible scenarios for attendance tracking, payroll computations (including but not limited to Payroll Day Divisors and Performance-based Payroll), and adding features that can cater to managing full employee lifecycle requirements (recruitment integrations, asset tagging, resignation, among others. Our system integration will bring the first local centralized business suite which helps employees/teams who want to improve their business process operation efficiency by having 1 system of reference for all resource data and transactional data for one line of sight across the company and for eliminating duplicate data entries.   Our data warehouse for reporting and analytics helps management and team members who want to share information internally in real time and with quality by having a single data source for faster report generation and for ensuring no data mismatches.
Upgrading of the Vacuum-Fried Fruits and Vegetables Production in the Western Visayas Food Innovation CenterGuimaras State College-MosquedaFoodJuly 01, 2021 - June 30, 20237,537,794.00ExtendedThe Western Visayas Food Innovation Center (WVFIC) is a Research and Development Institution established to address technological issues/problems of the food industry. For years, the WVFIC has developed a number of innovative products intended to be adopted and commercialized by MSMEs to stimulate economic development within the region. The commercialization of the developed products at the WVFIC remains to be a challenge for a couple of reasons. The DOST-HITS equipment are relatively expensive for MSMEs making it almost impossible for them to acquire. MSMEs who are interested in the technologies offered at the WVFIC naturally would turn to them for assistance in R&D and production. While R&D activities are well covered by the services offered at the WVFIC and DOST VI, production is another thing. The limited capacity of the existing DOST-HITS equipment is an obstacle for MSMEs who want to adopt and commercialize the products for the reason that these equipment were designed for pilot-scale and not large scale production. This project aims to upgrade the capacity of the WVFIC from product prototyping to toll processing to cater to the needs of the MSME sector. Specifically, the capacity of the existing vacuum fryer will be upgraded and auxiliary equipment needed for the toll processing operations will be acquired. Vacuum fried products developed at the R&D center will be subjected to toll manufacturing by the industry partner through the toll processing services of WVFIC. A sustainable supply chain management will be established through the cooperation of all stakeholders involved in the project benefiting the farmers and MSMEs. Through this project, challenges in the roll-out and commercialization of developed technologies in the Western Visayas Food Innovation Center would be addressed bringing us closer to bridging the gap between the industry and academia.
Integrated Community-scale Textile Fiber Innovation Hubs in Northern LuzonDOST-Philippine Textile Research InstituteProcessJuly 01, 2021 - June 30, 202217,154,072.00On-going
SMART INK: Development of a 3D Printing Nano-Structured Carrageenan HydrogelUniversity of San Carlos - Talamban CampusNanotechnologyJuly 01, 2021 - June 30, 202372,043,076.00ExtendedIn this project, we will develop SMART INK, a biocompatible hydrogel for 3D printing artificial tissues, specifically, bone-like scaffold constructs using carrageenan mixtures (with cells), as additive for enhanced mechanical stability during the printing process.
CRADLE: Smart Parcel LockerTechnological Institute of the Philippines Manila - Arlegui CampusInformation and Communications TechnologyJuly 01, 2021 - December 31, 20224,967,887.00ExtendedTo validate the current situation of logistics process in the country, the team made an initial discussion to Lazada Philippines together with the industry collaborator regarding the challenges and plans in the last-mile delivery. Currently, this giant e-commerce is focusing to enhance its strategy in terms of online to offline expansion plan, where buyer buys online and collect items offline. With this, the use of a collection points is the key initiatives on the last-mile delivery problems. Implementing this technology can help the logistics provider incur the different challenges and problems in the last-mile delivery. The willingness to adopt of the use of parcel locker system of an e-commerce such as Lazada Philippines to provide solution based on the identified problem will leverage the Philippine logistics economy. Implementing this solution is an essential component of the logistics operations involved in getting internet purchases into the hands of consumers and offers best solutions to keep the delivery cost down as parcels are directly delivered to the parcel locker address. The availability of this technology will contribute to Philippine logistics sector to increase trade performance and economic development by lowering transaction costs and creating more customer value, thus providing firms with opportunities to increase their earnings and enhance their competitiveness.  
DOST-CITEM Innovative Food Products under the Value Food Innovation Program for IFEX 2021Industrial and Technology Development Institute (ITDI)FoodJuly 01, 2021 - December 31, 2021ExtendedIn December 2020, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was forged between the DOST - Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) and the DTI-CITEM for partnership on the Value Food Innovation Program and the DOST Smart Food Value Chain Program. DTI-CITEM initiated the partnership to provide a comprehensive integrated assistance that includes research and development (R&D), product testing, labeling and packaging development, market testing, and content marketing and promotion. Through this partnership, PCIEERD as the S&T partner will assist DTI-CITEM for coordination with relevant DOST agencies on their research and technical concerns for the 10 priority products in their Value Food Innovation Program (VFIP). In return, DTI-CITEM will assist in the promotion and identification of technology adoptors for five (5) products under the Smart Food Value Chain Program.
Harmonized Aerial Watch and Knowledge-based Survey (HAWKS)University of the Philippines - MindanaoArtificial IntelligenceJune 15, 2021 - June 14, 202438,700,147.00On-goingProject HAWKS-ER is the aerial component of the ASIMOV program and will primarily conduct R&D towards the development of core technologies necessary for autonomous drone deployment. It is a three-year project which aims to develop autonomous drone technology with navigation, mapping, and object detection capabilities, allowing them to perform area scan and search with minimal human control. Autonomous navigation allows the drone to fly and avoid obstacles independently, while object detection allows the robot to identify features of interest on the ground. Furthermore, the drone is equipped with LiDAR data processing technology that produces maps for rescuers in near real-time using convolutional neural networks.The main motivation of the project is to allow for safer and more efficient search and recovery operations in disaster-hit areas. Instead of human responders, a team of autonomous drones can be deployed first to search for survivors and casualties while also mapping the affected area. The data gathered by the drones from scanning can then be used to plan how and where to efficiently and safely deploy the responders.The robot drones implemented with the technology that will be developed by the project are intended to serve as prototypes towards developing field-ready units for search and recovery missions.
Robot for Optimized and Autonomous Mission-Enhancement Responses (ROAMER)DOST-Advanced Science and Technology InstituteArtificial IntelligenceJune 15, 2021 - June 14, 202423,193,086.00On-goingProject ROAMER aims to develop prototypes of autonomous mobile robot systems that will help increase productivity of different industries in the country. Leveraging on state-of-the-art technologies in AI and Robotics (AIR), this project takes on the task of monitoring agricultural farms. Its core technology, autonomous navigation and control, will be combined with two cutting-edge technologies: (1) AI-based detection of different features of interest (assets, personnel, structures, plants, etc.) for specific tasks such as security and surveillance in different areas and detection of plant diseases, and (2) LiDAR mapping to produce 3D survey and POV maps that can aid in better decision-making for industry management. This project is geared towards advancing AI and mobile robotics technologies for mission-specific tasks. A modular mobile robot system design will be developed to accommodate different payloads such as various sensing and control modules for navigation and mapping. Object detection models will also be developed to aid in near real-time monitoring of different sites of interest. The developed technologies will be integrated to build mobile robot system prototypes that can lay the groundwork for a holistic design that can be used for different applications.
Development of a Fully Advanced and Highly Sustainable Packaging Material using Advanced and Nanotechnology Materials from Indigenous Plants for the Packaging IndustryNanotronics Inc.Technology Transfer & CommercializationJune 01, 2021 - May 31, 20245,000,000.00NewThe project proposes the research and development of a fully-advanced, highly-sustainable packaging material using advanced and nanotecnology materials from indigenous plants for the packaging industry. Propopsed project aims to deliver a fully functional working prototype of a fully advanced and highly sustainable packaging material will be delivered which aims to solve the current problem cited. Upon completion of the needed characterization and testing for, this would be readied for adoption as a key material in the packaging industry in the Philippines. Overall, other than the advanced material that would be produced, this project aims to provide a starting point for the reduction and reliance to the use of synthetic plastics for packaging and later on will ease out the problem in waste management in the country. The use of indigenous plants for the development of advanced material and production of nanotechnology locally will have several impact to the country's economy as well as to the country side development.   
Enhancement and Market Validation of ROBIN (A reverse vendo machine for collecting PET bottles and aluminum cans)Robin Machine ManufacturingTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJune 01, 2021 - May 30, 20224,183,300.80On-going
Design, Development and Fabrication of the Different Parts and Assembly of e-TrikeCagayan State University - Tuguegarao (Carig)Transportation, EnergyJune 01, 2021 - May 31, 202456,163,438.00On-going         Different possibilities for increasing energy efficiency of electric vehicles will be considered. Some options that should result to energy efficient electric tricycles would be reduction in overall weight by improving body shell design and redesigning a lightweight chassis; improving mechanical energy transmission systems, and reducing electrical losses in the system.This project would start to establish a local e-Trike manufacturing hub which will serve as one of the major short distance transport vehicles in the region.    
Integration of Machine Learning Inference on Home Energy Storage System (HESS) to deliver long-term optimized self-consumption with low probability of power lossOther AgencyEnergyJune 01, 2021 - May 31, 20226,189,817.00ExtendedWe underscore the anomaly between the performance and financial aspect (techno-economic model) of existing solutions in the local market today has led to very low bankability of residential PV energy systems. Bankability or the likelihood that any technology will be funded relates to its quality, reliability and ability to deliver long-term profitability. The bankability barrier coupled with much weaker purchasing power of most Filipinos in the face of lacking regulatory and financial support is discerned as a key challenge towards commodification of PV energy systems to become regular household appliances. Techno Philippines Innovation Corporation and Edge-Systems Engineering Services jointly seek to foster collaboration with Holy Angel University to address the industry challenge from the vantage points of science and engineering by developing a bankable Home Energy Storage System (HESS). At the core of HESS is a uniquely clever Energy Management System (EMS) that runs machine-learning inference. The cost-effectiveness and profitability of such system is crucial to promoting grid-independence and market adoption. Thus, in order for it to be diffused widely for residential or small business use, it must be designed in order to achieve not only lower investment cost but also lower levelized cost of electricity. Lower LCOE can be achieved with a longer system's lifetime and a larger share of self-consumption that relies on the ratio between energy generation and consumption curve and the timely overlap of both. The process involves probabilistic estimation of highly-variable solar irradiation values affecting energy production and highly-dynamic consumption behavior. Artificial intelligence (AI) can be utilized to explore such variation in data, understand the underlying patterns and make cost-saving inferences. With advances in computer and software technologies present an opportunity to embed machine learning capabilities on HESS at a fraction of the cost.
DOST-MOST: The Development of High-performance and Low-cost Membrane Electrode Assembly for Alkaline Fuel Cell Based on Ion/Electron Dual Conducting Catalyst LayersUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman, Department of Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials EngineeringMaterial ScienceJune 01, 2021 - May 31, 202346,400,648.70ExtendedThe proposed joint research project aims to develop an optimized procedure for low-cost preparation of anion exchange membranes, design a novel ion/electron dual conducting non-noble metal catalyst system and the subsequent application of the fabricated catalyst system to construct membrane electrode assembly exhibiting low ion/electron transmission loss. The research project involves the harnessing of the Philippines’ local cellulose resource into suitable fuel cell membrane precursors.  Exploiting the available and valuable irradiation facility that we have through the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), this project proves to realize that synthesis of fuel cell membranes is possible in our country.  Aside from training and cultivating new talents and work force (e.g. undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and PNRI staff and trainees) in the field of polymer materials for energy applications, a possible patent or utility model can be also derived from this research undertaking.  This project will also provide capacity building for the University of the Philippines as a promising institution which boasts of robust research on renewal energy technologies and strong fusion with nuclear energy applications.  The synergistic collaboration with a highly-regarded university in China, a country that has a well-established fuel cell technology infrastructure, will be very beneficial to the Philippines as it ensures to further strengthen our research capability in the field of renewable and sustainable energy technologies.  Such enriched research capability will be instrumental in the development and subsequent implementation of locally viable fuel cell technology, which directly benefit our country by taking inspiration from the success of our Chinese counterpart.
Improving the Livelihood of MSMEs thru Cable Supported Water and Transport InfrastructureSaint Louis UniversityConstructionJune 01, 2021 - February 29, 202417,145,935.00ExtendedThis project will address the lack of adequate infrastructure in terms of roads and irrigation through cable-supported infrastructure that are locally adapted to the terrain of the Cordillera Administrative Region.  As a component project of the Mountain Engineering R&D Center Program aimed at improving the livelihood of MSMEs, it will focus on developing two cable supported systems, one for transport, and one for irrigation. Farmers need to hire local porters to carry agricultural produce to the nearest farm to market roads. Similarly, farmers who are distant from water sources have to travel to get water for irrigation and carry it across mountainous terrain. With the heavy labor work these entail, an alternative system for transporting goods and conveying water are cable-supported infrastructure. This will consequently improve agricultural activities and outputs in the CAR provinces 
Development of Artificial Groundwater Recharge Facility for Drought and Flooding MitigationBulacan State UniversityConstructionJune 01, 2021 - May 31, 20248,739,528.00ExtendedThe project “Artificial Groundwater Recharge Facility for Drought and Flooding Mitigation (ARF)” was primarily conceived to address the growing demand for usable freshwater supply for the City of Baguio and the town of La Trinidad, Benguet. This is in response to the study made by the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) in 2017 that, if the production capacity of the water sources will not improve, supply deficits to both localities will continue from 2015 and onward.         Local population including transients and visitors will continue to increase based on projections by the NWRB. This requires a continuing development primarily in terms of infrastructures to cope with the demand of the growing population. This, however, is also tantamount to a continuing reduction of recharging zones that will adversely impact upon the replenishment of the phreatic aquifers. This situation substantiates the projected supply deficits from the current year 2020 to 2035.   The ARF Project will attempt to resolve or address the issue on reduced recharge zone and increase the amount of rainwater that soaks underground, and hence optimizing the recharging of aquifers within the project sites.   The project involves the collection of rainwater from roofs of building that will pass through conduits to a concrete filter box aka soakpit. The soakpit is filled with varying sizes of boulders, coarse sand, and fine sand with diffuser plate on top of the sand filters. The filtered rainwater will naturally flow (through a connecting pipe) to the injection well where the different probes, such as the flow meter and the real-time/cloud-based data logger, are mounted. The injection well shall be enclosed with a sturdy housing to protect the installed equipment. The setup shall be monitored daily, while data analysis shall be done on a weekly basis
IMPACT: Establishment of University of Mindanao Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management Office (UM-TTIPMO)University of Mindanao - BoltonTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJune 01, 2021 - May 31, 20223,573,917.00NewThis project aims to establish the University of Mindanao Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management Office (UM-TTIPMO). Through this project, it will help the University to create its technology transfer processes and launch the technology commercialization activities of the University.
CRADLE 2020: Technology Intervention to Provide an Alternative Market for Sampaguita (Jasminum sambac) as Raw Material for Jasmine Oil ProductionMapua Institute of Technology - ManilaProcessMay 18, 2021 - May 17, 20225,715,600.00ExtendedThe aim of this proposed intervention is to provide an alternative market for sampaguita flowers and to encourage the future development of an essential oil industry that will target the local and international markets. The project aims to optimize and pilot the use of a supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) system that uses carbon dioxide under supercritical fluid conditions. The plan is to set up the pilot plant in the town of Morong in Bataan, which is an economic zone adjacent to the Subic Special Economic and Freeport Zone.  Initially sampaguita flowers will be sourced from the sampaguita farms of Lubao, Guagua, and Floridablanca in Pampanga and San Miguel, Bulacan. Sampaguita plantations will be set up in the ancestral domain of the Aytas of Morong and adjoining towns.  As the regular sampaguita market chain recovers, sourcing of sampaguita flowers can gradually shift from the farms in Pampanga and Bulacan to the new sampaguita farms of Aytas to be set up in Morong, Bataan depending on the seasonal supply and demand for sampaguita flowers.   . A relatively new technology, SFE has found increasing use in the extraction of essential oils and the removal of unwanted food components as in the production of decaffeinated coffee and no/low cholesterol egg products. The current limited use of SFE is due to the higher initial cost of instrumentation.  However,
Thermal Processing of Selected Materials Using Agitated-Type RetortsDOST-Industrial Technology Development InstituteFoodMay 16, 2021 - July 20, 202373,730,112.00On-goinga
Green Oil and Phytochemicals from CashewDOST-Industrial Technology Development InstituteProcessMay 15, 2021 - May 15, 202330,900,879.00ExtendedThe project shall focus on the production of green oil and phytochemicals from cashew using supercritical and mechanical extractions. These extractions are environment-friendly and do not cause a hazardous effect. The collaborative project will also conduct R&D studies on the production of cardanol from cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL) that include separation and purification. Cardanol and cardol are phenolic compounds in CNSL that have antioxidant activity with a potential for personal care; health foods and cosmetic product/formulations. Another activity of the project is the design and mechanization of processes (prototype to pilot scale).  Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.), locally known as ‘kasoy’ is one of the most important industrial crops in the Philippines. Production of cashew recorded an increasing trend from 2014 to 2018 at an average annual rate of 7.8 percent, from 170.85 thousand metric tons in 2014 to 228.61 thousand metric tons in 2018 (Figure 1; PSA, 2019). The Philippines’ total production of cashew nut with shell in 2017 according to FAOSTAT is 22,541 tons. Cashew nut with the shell is 35-45% nut and 55-65% shell.
Slope Stability Analysis and Engineering Intervention for Rice Terraces and Road Infrastructures in Terrain AreasKalinga-Apayao State College-MainConstructionMay 03, 2021 - May 02, 202413,211,161.00On-goingThis project study intends to introduce engineering intervention technology for restoring the rice terraces and to analyse and design viable engineering interventions for landslide prone areas along road sections of the Cordillera region. This could be done by field survey, laboratory tests and slope stability analyses using high-speed computers. Back-analysis of failed slopes shall be adapted to acquire in-situ parameters for the landslide prone sites so as to develop optimum slope models at optimized cost of assessment and evaluation.
Development of Innovative Food Products from Colored Philippine Tubers and Root Crops through the UPLB-DOST Food Innovation CenterUniversity of the Philippines (UP)FoodMay 01, 2021 - April 30, 202315,783,873.20ExtendedThis project aims to develop innovative food products that contain basic nutrients with additional components that are beneficial to human health. The availability of tubers and root crops in the market will be extended through processing while conserving its nutritional value and beneficial health effects. The quality of the raw materials finished products and different processing parameters will be monitored and evaluated. Nevertheless, the acceptability of the final products and the economic viability of the production system will be determined. This project will address the DOST’s research priorities for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology on Food and Nutrition by providing nutritious, safe, and affordable food for all, at all times by developing innovative food products. Specifically, this project will recommend varieties of colored sweet potato, yam and taro with high postharvest and processing quality and optimize processing conditions for intermediary product ingredients (i.e. flour, starch, and paste) from colored Philippine Tubers and Root Crops for different food applications.  This project will optimize processing conditions and formulation for the manufacture of innovative baked and noodle food products like colored sweet potato, yam and taro supplemented specialty bread mix, no-bake cookies mix, cake mix, cassava cake mix, and gluten-free noodles. Moreover, this project will develop wine, soju-like beverage, yogurt and yogurt drink utilizing colored tubers and root crops as substrates. This project will also utilize colored sweet potato, taro, and yam as a potential source of natural colorant and preservative for sausages.
Development of Mobile Modular Food Processing Facility (MMFPF)Industrial and Technology Development Institute (ITDI)FoodMay 01, 2021 - April 30, 2023222,698,155.00ExtendedThe “new” normal will require a change of attitude in dealing with the accustomed ways of doing things not only to individuals but would have a greater impact in the Food Value Chain (FVC). During times of disaster, emergency and especially during the current pandemic, the FVC encounters problem in distribution from farm to market.  Closure of routes makes it difficult for farmers to sell their fresh produce and unsold produce can reach 35% based on survey conducted by IATF. Prior to the pre-Covid19 situation, food losses from harvest to distribution can amount to 14% (FAO 2019). Losses are attributed to poor postharvest practices, decentralized planning, and even consumer demands. A more devastating situation to the farmers is when there is a glut in production wherein agricultural produce is temporarily higher than market demand.  In case of highly perishable crops, farmers may sell their produce at a losing price or just let the crops rot in the field.  In both cases, the valuable farm inputs of the farmer are lost as well as the entire environmental load (i.e. land and water resources, production of GHG) incurred in the food production.  In response to this situation, this project will design and establish Mobile Modular Food Processing Facility (MMFPF) that can be easily deployed to areas where there is a perceived overproduction. The facility would be able to process surplus  produce into value-added products near the production site. The MMFPF is based on the concepts of mobility and modularity.  The MMFPF will be a typical processing plant on “wheels” with modules for different sections and processing auxilliaries.   During abnormal times, the MMFPF can be assembled to areas with demand for processing, while during normal times, the facility can augment the processing capability of agricultural producing regions.   
Upgrading the Capability of Existing Distribution Centers /Trading Posts in the Delivery of Fresh and Semi-Processed Agricultural Products in the Supply Chain: Focusing on Packaging Technology and LogisticsDOST-Industrial Technology Development InstituteFoodMay 01, 2021 - April 30, 202317,918,003.00ExtendedIn the Philippines, high spoilage and losses of fresh and semi-processed agricultural products could range from 20 to 70%. Past projects of the Packaging Technology Division (PTD) validated the high losses e.g. cabbage (20 to 35 %), carrots (15 to 25%), broccoli and cauliflower (40 to 60%). Great contributors for the high losses were mishandling and improper and/or no packaging for the fresh produce, lack of facilities and storage and minimal knowledge on value adding for the highly perishable products.   Oversupply and problems in logistics also contribute to losses and spoilage. In 2016, over 400,000 kilograms of vegetables worth Php 8M were not sold in La Trinidad, Benguet due to the clearing operations in Divisoria Market, where approximately 50 % of vegetables being bought from the La Trinidad Trading Post goes. This year, tons of tomatoes were spoiled due to oversupply and problem of bringing the produce to Metro Manila and led to price drop down to P2-5/kg. Most farmers in Ifugao and Nueva Viscaya just left the tomatoes in the farm since it would be more costly if they harvest the tomatoes without buyers. The same problem was encountered by farmers producing carrots in Ifugao and Benguet. These are recurring problems of vegetable farmers not only in CAR but in the whole country that have not been addressed properly. One possible solution is the provision of proper storage facility, technology (post-harvest and packaging) and partnership with the different industry sectors.   In this project, the Packaging Technology Division (PTD) of the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) shall roll out their developed packaging technologies for fresh and semi- processed agricultural products such as broccoli, cauliflower, strawberry, sweet potato, mango, pineapple, durian, pineapple which significantly reduced handling and distribution damage. This also includes modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for fresh and semi-processed fruits and vegetables. The packaging technologies and systems will be made available in partnership with the distribution centers/trading posts in Regions CAR, II, III, and XI and with Air21’s ProbinsyaMart platform in bringing the agricultural produce to the market. This will be beneficial for the improvement of the country’s fruit and vegetable supply chain as we enter the new normal towards food sufficiency and security.
Innovation, Science and Technology for Accelerating Regional Technology-Based Development (iSTART)Technology Transfer & CommercializationApril 26, 2021 - November 25, 2021On-goingThrough iSTART, DOST will attract individuals currently residing in NCR and other highly urbanized areas to return to their provinces of origin and/or transfer expand, or invest in new enterprises and other STI undertakings. The program shall adopt a dynamic and continual strategy involving science-based planning. ICT-based solutions, multi-sectoral consultative process and deployment of the returning researchers, scientists, and engineers to identify new growth areas and stimulate investment in technology-based enterprises The support mechanisms include the development of technology-based plans, recommendation of science-based policies and appropriate incentive packages for the investors, technopreneurs, and RSEs in coordination with the LGUs, the industry sector, and the other stakeholders in the receiving regions. With the strong network and linkages of regional offices, opportunities for gainful engagements will also be identified from other government and private sectors  The iSTART Program will also synergize with other DOST programs such as, but not limited to the Small enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), Community Empowerment thru Science & Technology (CEST). RDLEAD, Balk Scientist Program. Career Incentive Program (CIP) and 'FWD PH to ensure sustainability   
Project CRUISE: A Capacitive Resistivity Underground Imaging Survey Equipment for Underground Utility Assessment of Philippine InfrastructuresDe La Salle University - ManilaConstructionApril 18, 2021 - April 17, 202324,788,480.00ExtendedThis project aims to develop a capacitive resistivity underground imaging survey equipment (CRUISE) to assess underground utilities in Philippine infrastructures such as roads, tunnels, and buildings. The CRUISE device will provide survey maps that presents the location of different underground utilities such as potable water supply lines, drainage lines, high and low voltage power lines, telephone and communication lines, and other objects and structures buried underneath the ground. The CRUISE device utilizes the concept of capacitive resistivity imaging using a towed-antenna array that measures electrical properties in contact with the device. The measurements gathered by the CRUISE device will be converted into two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D) survey maps using a portable control console. CRUISE is an non-invasive equipment that ensures the safety of the working engineer as he/she acquires mapping information necessary for the development of newly-improved infrastructures towards an industrially-competent and technologically-advanced Philippines.
Pilot Testing of Packaging Technology Developed for frozen Durian using Locally Produced Packaging MaterialsIndustrial and Technology Development Institute (ITDI)FoodApril 16, 2021 - February 15, 20237,900,879.00ExtendedDurian fruit is known for its strong aroma and flavor and exalted as the “king of fruits” in many Southeast Asian countries like the Philippines. The aroma, flavor and taste of durian are known best at the optimum stage of ripeness. However, because of the short ripening period?of durian 2-4 days after harvest at storage temperature greater than 28°C, it is not easy for urban consumers to eat it at the best stage of flavor and taste.??    The project partner, Rosario’s Food Products and Delicacies and D’ Farmers Market Fruits and Pastries Center are both family-owned business established in 2001 and 1992, respectively. They are manufacturers of different durian products from Calinan, Davao and have collaborated with PTD in their previous project. The companies have frozen durian products that are blast frozen and vacuum-packed using nylon/polyethylene (NY/PE) pouch, with shelf-life of 3-4 months. However, the packaging materials used are not sufficient to prevent the migration of aroma and flavor which affects the market expansion because of the restriction in carrying into the public, hotels, and transportation.     The?Packaging Technology Division (PTD) of ITDI developed a packaging technology to address the migration of odor limiting the market potential of frozen durian. The technology involves the use of multi-layer high barrier packaging materials sourced from Japan and a packaging technique. The packaging technology/system was able to keep the freshness and aroma of durian intact inside the package. Initial market testing to Japan and Hongkong was conducted and the results indicated the high potential of the product to penetrate the export market.?    The proposed project will determine the performance of locally produced high barrier films and will also validate the results generated from the previous study conducted by PTD. Also, it aims to keep the freshness (exotic aroma and flavor) of durian, extend the shelf life up to one (1) year, prevent migration of aroma to other frozen products, and expand the existing market of frozen durian.
Implementation of the Innovations for Filipinos Working Distantly from the Philippines (iFWD PH) ProgramDOST NCRTechnology Transfer & CommercializationApril 15, 2021 - March 31, 2022ExtendedThis proposal aims to provide support for the implementation of the Phase 2 of the iFWD PH Program. In general, the iFWD PH aims to provide opportunities for OWFs and their immediate families to establish technology-based enterprises in the country.
Technical Study on the Use of Synthesized Laterite-Iron Sand as Feed Material for Shaft Furnace Ironmaking TechnologyMines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB)Mining and MineralsApril 01, 2021 - March 31, 20234,268,050.00ExtendedThe project which is anchored on the mandate of Executive Order No. 79 series of 2012 on the development of value-adding activities and downstream industries for strategic metallic ores, utilizes two (2) of the abundant resources in the country – Laterite and Iron sand. From the initial results of the on-going study entitled, “Pilot Scale Production of Nickel Pig Iron from Low Grade Laterite Ores”, low grade laterite ores (<1% Ni, >45%Fe) are potential raw material for the production of crude pig iron. However, further refining is needed to adjust its material composition and convert such into material of commercial viability prior to industrial application. Refining include re-melting of the pig iron to increase its iron content, removing of sulphur and phosphorus until desired level, and alloying of metals to harness the metal’s properties depending on application.   On the other hand, iron sand, a common iron source found in the Philippines, which can easily be upgraded into concentrates containing up to 58% Fe, is typically exported out of the country and processed by other countries for ironmaking and eventually into steelmaking for various industrial applications. In 2012, about 1.2 million DMT of iron concentrate was shipped abroad by Leyte Ironsand Corp., Ore Asia Mining and Development Corp., and small-scale iron sand mining companies from Region 2. A study was conducted by Fudolig et.al, in 2017 in determining the most suitable ironmaking technology for the Philippine iron sand. Unfortunately, iron sand pellet is not suitable to blast furnace due to its low cold crushing strength; and high titanium content leading to very sticky slag hampering continued operations. Thus, the study aims to investigate the potential synthesis of laterite ore and iron sand and study its behavior as possible feed material to shaft furnace ironmaking technology. 
Design, Fabrication and Testing of Electrical and Electronic Systems of a Locally Developed E-TrikeUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman, Electrical and Electronics Engineering InstituteEnergy, TransportationApril 01, 2021 - March 31, 202333,356,171.00Extended        The study will design the electrical and electronics component of an Electric Tricycle. It will determine the optimal electrical/electronic system with respect to the mechanical design of the electric tricycle, design and fabricate electrical and electronic system and train personnel from CSU on test and development of electrical and electronic components
Recovery of Scandium from Laterite-based Pig Iron Slag by Dry Digestion and Precipitation MethodsDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources - Mines and Geosciences BureauMining and MineralsApril 01, 2021 - March 31, 20233,632,923.00ExtendedScandium (Sc) is considered one of the most important elements among lanthanides because of its promising applications in solid oxide fuel cells and high strength Al-Sc alloys. It is an expensive metal due to inadequate primary sources – there are no primary mine sources of Sc and the present supply is from stockpiles and by-products. complex extraction and production routes.In the initial results of the slag produced by the on-going project, “Pilot Scale Production of Nickel Pig Iron from Low Grade Laterites Ores”, significant concentration of Sc is found in the material from an initial ore head assay of about 50 ppm concentrated to around 111 ppm in the slag. As such, the study is focused on the potential recovery of Sc from shaft furnace slag, a by-product of pig iron production. However, due to the limitations in scientific references investigating Sc extraction from blast/shaft furnace slag, the method to be utilized in the study will be adopted from the processing of red mud slag, namely, dry digestion method. Red mud slag is produced from the smelting of bauxite residue (red mud), which is the main waste product from bauxite processing, the Bayer’s process, into an electric arc furnace (EAF). Dry digestion method is defined as a process consisting of the addition of concentrated acid to the solid materials with subsequent water leaching.  The method has been reported effective against silica gel formation commonly experienced during direct leaching method. The Sc in the Sc enriched solution will then be further recovered by precipitation using oxalic acid to precipitate Sc as oxalate – Sc(OH)3, which can be calcined and converted into Scandium oxide, Sc2O3.    
Refining Laterite-based Crude Pig Iron for Specific Product ApplicationsDOST-Metals Industry Research and Development CenterMining and MineralsApril 01, 2021 - June 30, 20239,416,222.00ExtendedThe project entails the demonstration of the technical feasibility of processing locally available iron ores into an engineering component. To accomplish this, the crude pig iron produced in the previous MGB project will be refined and eventually be cast into an engineering part. The project activities will consist of development of lab-scale pig iron refining equipment, development of the procedures for effective refining, actual refining of the crude pig iron and casting the part.
Knowledge Transfer to DOST Technical Staff: Catalyst to MSMEs' Gaining PQA for MSMEsDepartment of Science and TechnologyHuman Resource Development, FoodApril 01, 2021 - March 31, 202317,961,050.00ExtendedSETUP is a program of DOST which helps improve productivity and competitiveness of MSMEs through provision of complete package of S&T assistance. MSMEs are continuously challenged by the changing business landscape and the problem of quality practices sustainability had been observed to remain weak. More than 99% Filipino industries belong to the MSMEs and most are in urgent need for immediate attention and support particularly in their efforts to become competitive at least locally and optimistically later in the ASEAN community.    Philippines’ many firms need assistance to facilitate not only the improvement but also sustainability of their quality-related programs and practices. Reports reveal that Filipino SMEs have problems with initiating and sustaining quality programs and practices. Quality practices in the SMEs need support and guidance from the government and other entities if the Philippines must improve their competitiveness level.    With several documented case studies done, a validated approach to total quality with the acronym “SUGOD” (move-on together) showed that this can ensure sustainability strengthened by practices that lead to total quality.  “SUGOD” is a culture-based roadmap cum framework to a continuous cycle of improvements to achieve total quality. It consists of 5 phases (Survey, Unite, Grow, Operationalize, and Develop) that aims to involve everyone in the organization to work together for a common goal. It enables the organization to make an overview of its overall direction (framework) while providing a step by step (road map) guide for everyone to work together to achieve a shared company direction.   The success of SETUP implementation has been highly dependent on the work done by the DOST Technical Staff involved. Their continuous education is therefore deemed critical to make them more effective catalysts of positive change and be more competent. The project approach shall involve knowledge transfer to selected DOST Technical Staff to enhance their capability to raise the level of industry practice through case studies of actual firms being coached or guided by hand-holding into the Total Quality Management philosophy acceptance. Their success will be determined through many measurable factors, but particularly through the successful application of their respective client-firms to the Philippine Quality Award for MSMEs.
Development and Institutionalization of DOST Foresight Framework and ProtocolSocio-Economics Research Division - PCAARRDPolicy Development and AdvocacyApril 01, 2021 - March 31, 202313,679,069.00ExtendedThe need for technology foresight has long been recognized by PCAARRD. The first technology foresight exercise in PCAARRD commenced in 2008 with the implementation of its capacity development plan and establishment of its technical working group (TWG). While some capability building and benchmarking activities had been started, the Council’s technology foresight was put to a halt because of the failure to institutionalize the system.   At present, the National Academy of Science and Technology is developing a 30-year foresight and strategic plan based on insights from policy forums and discussions with stakeholders and comprehensive review of development plans, trends, needs, and gaps in the Philippine STI. This is valuable in setting the long-term vision of the country’s STI policy and how it could contribute to achieving societal goals. However, uncertainty increases with longer time horizon planning and broader coverage. There are elements or trends that may emerge or likely to happen at the interim, yet it would have significant impacts on the baseline future. These elements are unexpected policy changes, emerging technologies, new business models, or budding problems that may have transformational change in the future but would not be captured in long-term planning. All these short-range drivers of change may be captured by regular short-term foresight exercise and shall be used as basis in the adjustments of long-term foresight. More importantly, a short-term foresight on the sectoral levels may allow use of more quantitative approaches which would reinforce credence of foresight outputs.  
RADAR and Disdrometer Data Application and High-Resolution QPF for Complex TerrainPhilippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)Disaster MitigationMarch 16, 2021 - March 15, 20245,405,766.00On-goingWeather radar can provide the highest quality data and most useful weather information in terms of space and time. It can provide accurate measurement of heavy rain; a significant input in the provision of warning of flash floods, and monitoring of typhoons near and at landfall. The development of Weather Surveillance Radar in the United States since the 1990s, has paved the way for a  major advancement in the ability to provide quantitative precipitation estimates (QPE)  (Serafin and Wilson, 2000); Smith et. al. 1996). While this development has provided a major improvement in operational nowcasting and short-range forecasting, it is widely recognized that there is a substantial need to introduce improvements in the area  of retrieving precipitation estimates from radar (Williams et al, 2004). To improve the accuracy of radar rainfall estimates, this study will analyze the microphysical characteristics of precipitation systems. This microphysical process of various precipitation system can be examined through the use of the drop size distribution (DSD) of rain observed by a ground disdrometer. PAGASA in 2018 has acquired twenty-two PARSIVEL LAser-based optic disdrometers as part of its Modernization Program under RA 10692. Through this project the said instruments can be fully harnessed; likewise, contribute in optimizing the use of the existing PAGASA radar network. The final product will be a combination of DSD and radar data in precipitation monitoring and QPE. On the one hand,  for high resolution probabilistic QPF over complex terrain, the cloud-resolving storm simulator (CReSS) model will be used to perform hindcast experiments to investigate several selected landfalling typhoons and heavy rain over mountainous area. The experiments will be evaluated for its ability to provide quantitative forecasts in probabilistic form using the time-lagged ensemble technique.
Enhancement of Typhoon and Tropical Cyclone (TC)-Related Monsoon Surge Monitoring and Forecasting, and Wave Observation and ModelingPhilippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)Disaster MitigationMarch 16, 2021 - March 15, 202413,056,308.00On-goingCOMPONENT A The advent of radars has offered powerful techniques to analyze the microphysical structure of the storm including identification of precipitation types. However, to ensure reliable estimates of radar reflectivity, understanding Z-R relations must be of great concern. Radar Z-R relationship (Z=arb, where a and b are coefficients) converts the equivalent rain rates (mm/hr) from the radar reflectivity factor (mm6/m3) by understanding raindrop size and distribution. However, this relationship varies from season to season and the type of radar system. Further, the Z-R relations that will be statistically derived from this study will be used to quantify precipitation estimates and this generating quantitative precipitation forecast (QPF) through Storm Cell Identification and Tracking (SCIT) for convective forecasting. COMPONENT B PAGASA, since the operationalization of its WRF model in 2010, unfortunately has not benefitted from a data assimilation system. In recent years, the bureau has improved its observation network with the installation and upgrade of radars and automatic weather stations around the Philippines, increasing temporal and spatial resolution of observed data. Since these observations provide better characterization of the initial atmospheric conditions and the pre-storm environment, assimilation of the said data has huge potential to improve the quality of the model forecasts and consequently the products and services that PAGASA offers to its stakeholders and the general public. COMPONENT C As the designated and recognized tropical cyclone warning center for the Philippines, it is the responsiblility and mandate of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) to issue analyses, forecasts and warnings on tropical cyclones and their associated high-impact weather to a multitude of end-users, especially to the general public and disaster managers. As such, it is important to ensure that the methodologies associated with tropical cyclone analysis, forecast and warning remain efficient even during time-critical situations, such as during three-hourly issuance of Severe Weather Bulletins. Furthermore, it is imperative that the forecasters remain confident in the issuance of forecast and warnings by ensuring the availability of quality and reliable forecast guidance tools.
Sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction of climate extremesPhilippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)Disaster MitigationMarch 16, 2021 - March 15, 20245,820,485.00On-goingThe sub-seasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) time range corresponding to predictions beyond two weeks but less than a season represents seamless weather and climate prediction; it connects the timescales being covered by the weather and climate forecasting. Skillful forecast of extreme events at different lead times covering S2S timerange offer a great opportunity in decision making. For instance, forecasts of extreme events, such as excessive rainfall, tropical cyclone (TC) occurrence, for lead times extending to a month could be helpful in the context of humanitarian aid and disaster preparedness. Most important lead time approximately two weeks for effective procurement of non-food items. Sub-monthly forecasts of rainfall deficit/excess could also be helpful in irrigation scheduling and dynamic cropping calendar. These, among other benefits from S2S prediction that are relevant to our society, make it imperative to seek further improvements for what we currently have in our country.  S2S prediction is a subject of active researches because models are continuously improving that could provide great potential in predicting weather and climate extremes. Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO), a major component of intraseasonal variability (30 to 100 days) and El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO), a dominant mode of seasonal variability in tropical maritime climate (such as Philippines and Taiwan) have strong influence on tropical cyclone genesis; and noticeably enhanced during active phases of MJO and El Nino conditions (Chen et al., 2016). But, tropical cyclone rainfall (TCR) and rainfall extremes may vary at different MJO phases, spatial patterns and propagation and at different ENSO phase and intensity. Societal impacts can be felt even at global scale. Thus, it is very important to identify the key features of MJO and ENSO in controlling TCR variability which will serve as guidance in improving TC forecast and rainfall extremes in the Philippines at subseasonal to seasonal time scale.  Potential benefits of skillful S2S are high. But these forecast become reliable only close to the actual event, therefore require better accuracy. PAGASA has just acquired its High Performance Computing (HPC) facility under its modernization program. This project will be very significant in maximizing the use of this HPC facility to produce high-resolution, representative land surface states, downscaled CFS and GEFS forecast at S2S time scale.  Initial attempt to calibrate and verify S2S forecast will be primarily achieve through series of capacity building and training.
Imahe Labs: An Educational Game for Chemistry in the Senior High School and Junior High School Sectors of Baguio CityUniversity of the CordillerasCreative IndustriesMarch 09, 2021 - March 08, 202312,170,726.00On-goingThe Virtual Reality (VR) based educational game that will be created as a result of this study will be an application that will make use of VR concepts such as a fully generated virtual world with which the user can interact with. The features of the application are as follows: Learners will be able to experience learning chemistry concepts and conduct experiments in a virtual laboratory in the comfort and safety of their own home. Learners can conduct experiments safely in a virtual laboratory room without having to worry about injuring themselves, their peers or damaging the laboratory room due to an experiment going awry. Learners will be presented with text, visual and hand on learning which will allow them to fully grasp and appreciate the topics and concepts presented. Learners will be able to access two versions of the game: a version on their mobile device which presents a streamlined experience which goes over simpler and easier to understand concepts along with straightforward experiments and a desktop/VR device version which presents a more complete experience with more difficult topics and more complex activities and experiments. Teachers will be able to add and tweak the lessons and activities in the game to better suit their teaching methodology and the topics they would like to cover.
Dual Drug Delivery of 5-FU and Curcumin in a Thermoresponsive Hydrogel-Nanoshere Composite for Colorectal Cancer TreatmentMarch 02, 2021 - March 02, 20230.00NewThe conventional approach in drug administration to treat colorectal cancer offers toxicity and side effects to the patient. The design on delivering the drug is important aspect to cover 10 eradicate the problem of introducing undesirable effects of the treatment. Innovations to enhance cytotoxicity by combination of drugs, improve rate of drug release through nanoparticle entrapment, and localization of drug administration are solutions to the premise of improved effectivity and lessening detrimental side effects.  An important aspect to arrive at the composite material is to optimize the process parameters for the synthesis of the 5-FUIcurcumin-loaded nanoparticle. Determining the ideal set of synthesis parameters is equivalent to obtaining the combination of settings which produce nanoparticles that maximize encapsulation efficiency, drug loading capacity, and zeta potential at the same time minimizing the particle size. The effect of the process parameters to these factors, including morphology and size distribution, are vital in the drug vehicle characteristics all directed towards the development of an enhanced drug delivery system.
Plant-Derived Biochar as Fabric-Based Electrode Materials for Supercapacitor DevicesUniversity of Santo Tomas, College of ScienceMaterial ScienceMarch 01, 2021 - February 29, 202437,264,825.00ExtendedEnergy storage devices, such as batteries and supercapacitors, must be improved to be able to efficiently store greater amounts of energy. Supercapacitors, unlike batteries, can store energy very quickly and at variable surges of current. Because of this, supercapacitors are better at handling fluctuations in energy generation and release, making them ideal candidates for efficient energy collection from many renewable energy sources, which are variable in nature.  Supercapacitor performance is highly dependent its electrode material. Electrode materials should have high electroactivity, conductivity, and surface area. To develop high energy-storing electrode materials, this project aims to develop fabric supercapacitors by coating a cotton-indigenous fabric substrate with biochar and conducting polymers as its electroactive material. Fabrics are lightweight, sustainable, flexible, and have large surface area, which makes it an interesting scaffold for electrode materials. Indigenous natural fibers - abaca, banana, piña, and water hyacinth - were blended with cotton and will be used as the base material of the electrodes. Using fabrics as electrodes also pave the way to 'wearable' and flexible electronics and devices. Fabrics, however, are insulators and not electroactive. To address this problem, carbon and conducting polymers will be added. Biochar is a carbon material with high surface area and mechanical stability, with little electroactivity. Biochar in this study will be produced by pyrolysis of agricultural waste. Lastly, conducting polymers are known for their various redox states that lead to high electroactivity. Conducting polymers aid in increasing the energy storage capability and capacity of the material. The composites will then be used as electrodes in a supercapacitor device and characterized as part of an electrical circuit. While there have been several studies into using cotton as an electrode material, very few if none have pursued it to a working full cell supercapacitor.
Fabrication of Nanostructured Silica-based Nanocomposite Membranes for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs) ApplicationsMapua University NanotechnologyMarch 01, 2021 - February 29, 202421,756,598.00On-goingLooming energy crisis and increasing environmental awareness have geared research towards the development of fuel cell technology specifically proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). PEMFC is a type of electrochemical device which converts chemical energy to electrical energy without any fuel combustion. Commercially available Nafion®, by far, exhibits outstanding fuel cell performance at low temperature and high humidity conditions. However, its performance greatly decline with applications requiring high temperature and under anhydrous conditions. PEMFC performance is significantly influenced by, in addition to operating temperatures, proton conductivity and water uptake. (Charradi et al. 2019) Driven by the need to come up with membranes with improved functionality, efforts have been directed toward the development of alternative membranes with inorganic components/fillers. The incorporation of nanomaterials even at very low weight % loading in Nafion® based membranes is anticipated to improve the water uptake and proton conductivity of Nafion® membranes, enabling its use at higher temperature and under anhydrous conditions. (Shao et al 2006) Clays such as montmorillonite possess water holding property, high specific surface area, good swelling property and others and therefore may be considered an excellent candidate as inorganic filler. (Peñaloza Jr., 2019) The use of indigenous materials such as clays in the production of membranes with improved properties will significantly result to a relatively lower cost-to-performance ratio compared to Nafion® membranes, hence these hybrid nanomaterials have great potential for their commercial applications. Further, this proposed study aims to contribute to the acceleration of nonmetallic minerals beneficiation ( such as clays, montmorillonite, bentonite, etc.) with the anticipated production of hybrid proton exchange membranes from indigenous material.
Biomass-Derived Nanomaterials as Novel Electrocatalyst Components for Direct Ethanol Fuel CellsUniversity of Santo TomasNanotechnologyMarch 01, 2021 - February 29, 202437,400,031.00On-goingDirect ethanol fuel cell (DEFC) is widely recognized as one of the promising clean electrochemical energy devices. Ethanol as a fuel is greatly preferred due to its advantages such as high availability, low cost, low toxicity, and high energy density. A limiting factor in the progress of DEFC development is the use of Pt as both the anode and the cathode electrocatalysts material. Although Pt remains as the benchmark electrocatalyst for both ethanol electro-oxidation (EOR) and oxygen reduction reactions (ORR), its high cost limits the commercial viability of DEFC devices. Biomass from agricultural waste (e.g. husks, fruit peels) are now seen as a low-cost and sustainable precursor for the preparation of carbon-based nanomaterials that could be used as electrocatalysts / electrocatalysts component for DEFCs. Pyrolysis of biomass materials yields novel morphologies that contains a variety of porous structures and heteroatom-containing active sites suitable for application as DEFC electrocatalysts / electrocatalysts component. The development of DEFCs based on waste biomass-derived electrocatalysts / electrocatalysts component could lead to the economical production and commercialization of DEFCs, with a possible accompanying benefit of providing workers in the agricultural sector additional income from the waste biomass that they are generating. In this project, a DEFC-powered emergency LED flashlight with cellphone charging ports and textile-based supercapacitors will be developed based on biomass-derived electrocatalysts / electrocatalysts support. Pd/Ni nanoparticles supported on biochar derived from rice straws will be used as EOR electrocatalyst, while pyrolyzed waste watermelon peels will be utilized as the ORR electrocatalysts. This is the first ever attempt to develop a DEFC system completely based on biomass-derived components. This kind of technology promotes the upconversion of waste biomass, serving as low-cost electrocatalysts / electrocatalyst component precursors.
Technical Support for DOST Regional Food Innovation Centers (rFICs)Industrial and Technology Development Institute (ITDI)FoodMarch 01, 2021 - February 28, 202388,055,463.00ExtendedAn offshoot of the DOST-High Impact Technology Solutions (HITS) project titled, Roll-Out of the DOST-developed Food Processing Equipment to the Regions, 17 Food Innovation Centers or FICs are currently providing use of four equipment, namely, water retort, vacuum fryer, freeze dryer, and spray dryer. Establishment of FICs was aimed to provide the local food industry efficient and modern food processing equipment in order to enhance product quality and speed up their production. Moving forward, FICs hope to support local food processors to improve on their value chain activities, reduce costs and increase their profits.   It is evident that FICs are faced with challenges in meeting objectives and expectations. In the context of measuring efficiency of government spending for R&D and roll out activity for the establishment of FICs, the need to sustain continual and viable operations, service innovation and effective knowledge management within the FIC network is seen to be vital.   The proposed project consists of three (3) studies: ·        Study 1. Equipment Operation and Upscaling ·        Study 2. Design and Development of Food Product Prototypes and Recognition of Most Innovative Products ·        Study 3: Development of Sustainability Mechanisms for DOST rFICs   These are geared towards developing further the competencies of rFICs to slowly develop as an independent and earning entity that works with regional suppliers and processors of fresh produce for food sufficiency and economic development within the region.
Development of Prediction and Warning System on Sub-Seasonal Scale of Extreme Events Associated with Monsoon in the Philippines (Monsoon@Ph)Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)Disaster MitigationMarch 01, 2021 - February 29, 20245,649,508.00On-goingPrediction of rainfall due to monsoon, a weather phenomenon associated with seasonal reversing winds, is one of the crucial tasks in the forecasting operations. Locally known as “Habagat” during the southwest monsoon season  and “Amihan” during the  northeast monsoon season. Studies have shown, numerical  predictions of  monsoon rainfall  days in advance is not yet reliable, mainly because of the complexity of the precipitation formation and its inadequate simulation by dynamical models.      Monsoon  rains  are associated with the seasonal shift of major wind direction and  are occurring almost every year that seriously affect normal human activities. During the southwest monsoon season (June to September), episodic heavy rainfall occurs often when the southwest monsoon surges, a phenomenon associated with strong  southwesterly winds which are frequently induced by tropical cyclones located in the northern part of the country which  could last for a period of several days to a few weeks. The accumulated rainfall is found to concentrate along the western parts of the country, particularly in areas classified as Type I climate.      The northeast monsoon (Amihan), on the other hand, is less well-known and less powerful than the Habagat. Normally it affects the eastern section of the country  during the period from November to February where the relatively cooler and dryer air coming from the northeast prevails. It is associated with  lesser rainfall intensity and duration than the southwest monsoon.       The project will provide information on the processes, predictability, and the prospects for prediction (beyond two weeks in advance) of weather disturbances associated with the enhanced monsoon wind flow and the resulting intensified rainfall occurrences both for the southwest monsoon and the northeast monsoon. 
Development of high-resolution observation-based gridded sub-daily climate data for the Philippines (ClimGridPh)Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services AdministrationDisaster MitigationMarch 01, 2021 - February 29, 202413,293,875.00On-goingClimGridPh is a three-year project that aims to develop the country's first-ever high-resolution observation-based gridded sub-daily climate surfaces, which will be made readily available in various format and online on the PAGASA's official website. This pioneering initiative was conceptualized given the multitude of useful applications the climate data have. Upon completion, ClimGridPh's would allow the generation of high-resolution risk maps (with climate information included), operational application of the derived products on investigating climate impacts on agriculture, energy, disease tracking, flood forecasting, and model verification, among others. These, in turn would lead to an enhanced resilience of the country to climate-related risks. 
CRADLE 2020: baTID: RFID-band for personalized body temperature monitoringAteneo de Manila UniversityNanotechnology, Material ScienceFebruary 16, 2021 - February 15, 202210,751,992.00ExtendedThe project is a collaboration between the Ateneo de Manila University and SparkSoft Solutions, Inc to develop a wireless body temperature monitoring devise with a data management system as a smarter alternative to the current practice of manual measurement using an IR thermal scanner. The latter is  not social-distancing compliant because of the close proximity needed between the person and the guard who is doing the thermal scanning.  It is also slow and the temperature data are often lost and not inputted into a database which could ideally be further processed for analytics.  The proposed software shall be able to securely record the identity and temperature of the RFID-band user and the time and location of data recording, compliant with existing Data Privacy laws in the country. The system shall be structured in such a way that other modules like a mobile app-based contact tracing can be developed in the future without revising the main software.
Virtual Reality and Networking Feature for our Virtual Events PlatformOlern, Inc.Technology Transfer & CommercializationFebruary 16, 2021 - February 15, 20224,052,612.00Extended
Intelligent Structural Health Monitoring via Mesh of Tremor Sensors (meSHM)De La Salle University - ManilaArtificial IntelligenceFebruary 15, 2021 - February 14, 202421,082,458.00On-goingThis research proposal intends to develop a low-cost structural health monitoring system with visualization. The low-cost sensors will be deployed in infrastructures such as buildings, bridges or metro rail. The proposed SHM will utilize the IoT technology and mesh networks. It is expected to deploy less than 50 sensors in an infrastructure. This project has an important collaboration and partnership component that extends beyond the premises and campuses of De La Salle University. In the Campus-to-City-Country framework of DLSU’s TE3D House (see attached) at the Science and Technology Complex (STC) of its Laguna Campus, the idea is to use actually-deployed systems and technologies on campus in order for stakeholders and partners to witness Laguna Campus, the idea is to use actually-deployed systems and technologies on campus in order for stakeholders and partners to witness and assess whether such systems are truly useful once scaled up and deployed outside the campus. The cities of Biñan and Sta. Rosa are natural partner cities for this project, before the cities within Metro Manila are involved for a larger scale deployment once fully tested. The project’s major outcome is an intelligent but low-cost wireless structural health monitoring system that can be commercialized and deployed to different infrastructure stakeholders (real-property owners, DPWH, LGU’s Mayors and City Engineers). Upon the project’s conclusion, we will be able to recommend the adaptation of the system in several cities. This will pave the way for a more complete data collection and analysis which in turn will lead to upgraded studies on related and relevant studies towards disaster preparedness that involve vertical and horizontal structures in the different cities in the country. The grand outcome is that this project will enable LGU’s and even the national government to develop a concrete disaster-prevention policy, backed by technology, that would drastically reduce risks, damage, and disaster casualties via a cost-efficient structural health monitoring system for all public and private buildings in the country.
Development of a Liner-Enhanced Curing Vessel for Salted Egg Production for Eggciting Traditions(CRADLE)ASEAN FoundationMetals and EngineeringFebruary 15, 2021 - November 14, 20221,072,000.00Extended   The project will tackle a major R&D bottleneck facing one innovative food process that has many potential applications in food development, particularly on quality, safety, and shelf-life improvement.  This project’s enabling intervention supports the national government’s Harmonized National R&D Agenda on food and nutrition security for the country. As a known eggbasket of the Philippines, the municipality of San Jose shall offer a value added product in the form of salted eggs that is produced ensuring utmost quality and safety.  For the university and industry, it shall serve as an avenue for collaboration through the conduct of relevant research that addresses specific problem solvable through science and technology intervention.       Eggciting Traditions Processed Foods Manufacturing (formerly operating as Eggciting Products) manufactures salted egg using rapid curing technology.  This process reduces shell egg curing time to less than 5 days and extends its shelf-life to more than 6 months without need for refrigeration.  The company was originally conceived to cater to the premium market with its product quality and has won local, regional, and national awards since 2018.        The company currently manufactures salted chicken egg and salted brown egg (free-range eggs) with ongoing R&D on salted duck eggs after securing the highest score and rating approval from the in-house chef of Skykitchen (MacroAsia), the premier caterers of international airlines.      Despite overwhelming product acceptance and brand success, the company cannot expand commercially as it was burdened with intermittent production interruptions from repairs and process adjustments, dedicating the remaining months of 2017 from facility launchine, to the end of the first semester 2018 optimizing rapid curing program at below ideal process conditions due to the process vessel’s parameter  limitations.  On the bright side, the challenging experience generated improvements in the process, opening the chance for the company to file and secure fresh IPs for its technology.     The Company’s rapid curing method required a suitable process vessel that can be hermetically sealed, the vessel having an internal makeup that can withstand close to permanent brine immersion while exposed to high and vacuum pressure cycles.     The existing pressure vessel may be operational but barely within the minimum of processing parameters that the rapid curing process requires. The current protective liner must be enhanced to a degree of protection appropriate to the heavy nature of activity and chemical exposure in rapid curing. The existing process vessel lacks the important elements that would satisfactorily indicate commercial readiness in terms of engineering safety and reliability, functionality, and ability to accommodate future upgrades (additional instrumentation, process integration, and complete automation readiness), and the economic life that maximize returns.     Thus, this research project will be focusing on the design and development of a liner-enhanced pressure vessel for extreme food process environments to address the problem Eggciting Traditions Processed Food Manufacturing. It will be locally designed and manufactured.     The following methodology and strategies will be used: (1) Pre-design stage (2) design stage (3) fabrication and development stage (4) Testing and evaluation     At the pre-design stage, data from the existing processing machine will be used as design basis for the new equipment. Through a series of discussions among the researchers regarding the design conceptualization and technical drawing of the processing machines, details of materials to be used for fabrication will be determined.     3D Model will be prepared, design specification, material selection and verification will be done using a simulation and modelling software. Stress and strain analysis will also be done to evaluate the structural integrity of the design.       After satisfying all the design requirement by a series of simulation, fabrication will be the next step. Regular monitoring will be done during the fabrication. Destructive and non-destructive test will also be done to ensure that fabricated equipment is safe and compliance with the pressure vessel standard. Functionality test of auxiliary component will also be done prior to preliminary testing, adjustment and modification will be done if necessary after preliminary testing.  
IMPACT: Strategic Enhancement of Technology Transfer and Business Development Operations and Programs of the Philippine Nuclear Research InstituteDOST-Philippine Nuclear Research InstituteTechnology Transfer & CommercializationFebruary 09, 2021 - February 08, 2022Extended.
Optimization of the GeoRiskPH Integrated System through Risk Assessments, Site Suitability Models and 3D Visualizations to Aid Policy and Decision-Making (3D Earth Risk)Other AgencyConstructionFebruary 01, 2021 - January 31, 202467,551,303.00On-going3D Earth Risk endeavors to optimize the use of the GeoRiskPH Integrated System, which contains hazards, vulnerability and exposure information for suitability models and risk assessments. In this project, we seek to generate use cases where we can, in any way, contribute to help firm up the Global Risk Assessment Framework (GRAF), which the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction is developing. We further envision to generate user-sensitive products, which may include 3D models, policy maps, web and mobile applications, in order to bring results of analyses and collected information to other researchers, to government officials and Local Government Units, helping them in various endeavors for the mitigation of risk in the Philippines. 3D Earth Risk seeks to integrate 3D visualizations into existing collector and analytical platforms of GeoRiskPH so that government agencies and Local Government Units may still be able to access 3D tools for free. 3D Earth Risk may be contributing to the Science Pathway of GRAF, identifying gaps and developing models, applying technologies to make risk valuation relevant to the ever-growing demands of the time. We continue the work initiated by GeoRisk Philippines in standardizing information in the database, now focusing on putting standards to building footprints and borehole data. Choosing Manila City as a study area, we would seek to analyze the surface and subsurface conditions of the site, and apply methodologies in risk assessments that would be formulated in this project.  In the end, we endeavor to institutionalize the use of tools that would help key government agencies generate suitability models to help them identify suitable sites for construction of government facilities and projects related to housing. Through the 3D Earth Risk, we continue to strive to affect all the four pillars of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP).
Development of a GAmma Computed Tomography Imaging Device for Industrial Applications (GAIA)DOST-Philippine Nuclear Research InstitutePhotonicsFebruary 01, 2021 - January 31, 20226,459,115.00ExtendedWe propose here an imaging technique that uses the concept of computed tomography coupled with a gamma-ray source (gamma-CT) for assessing the degree of scaling in geothermal system pipes and surface installations. This project aims to build a prototype of a gamma-CT imaging equipment that is portable enough to be carried in field/on-site measurements and with 3D visualization capabilities that will be pilot-tested by the Energy Development Corporation for assessing pipe scales in their geothermal sites. The project aims to accomplish the following specific objectives: To design, fabricate and assemble a gamma-ray computed tomography electromechanical pipe scanning gantry with a 3rd axis manipulation To develop an automatic data acquisition and control system for the scanner To develop an image reconstruction software To optimize equipment, parameters and procedures for scanning for the intended use of the geothermal power plant. The project will be implemented in three phases to accomplish the specific objectives. The total cost of the project is <4,995,628.60. It will be employing three (3) contractual personnel to devote 100% of their time on the project with one (1) project assistant. Three PNRI personnel will be devoting 20-30% of their time to the project.   
Advanced Surface Coatings for Lightweight Alloys Used in Aerospace ApplicationsUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman, Department of Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials EngineeringMaterial ScienceFebruary 01, 2021 - January 31, 202420,013,544.00ExtendedAs the country moves towards building a credible space program, as outlined in the Philippine Space Act, there is a need to develop materials that are capable of meeting the high-performance demands of aerospace applications. Lightweight metals such as titanium (Ti) and aluminium (Al) are used extensively in the aerospace industry due to their excellent strength-to-weight ratio, which reduces the energy requirements of transportation. Surface modification techniques, such as vapor deposition techniques [1-3], ion beam deposition [4], and thermal spraying [5], have been employed to improve the surface properties and extend the service life of components. Though useful, these techniques have some drawbacks, including the need for an expensive apparatus.  A promising alternative is the plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) [7-9]. This low-temperature process is derived from conventional anodizing [10-11] and is most suitable for materials that form robust passivating oxide layers such as Ti and Al. This surface treatment yields an oxide coating with significantly high hardness, better wear and corrosion resistance, better adhesion, and crack-free edges. Indeed, it was confirmed that during the creation of our local satellite, Diwata-1, specific oxide coating services were needed for the Al antennae, but this service had to be sourced abroad. The project aims to create advanced oxide coatings in commercial Al and Ti alloys that are used for aerospace applications using the PEO technique. The PEO coating quality is typically influenced by numerous variables, including the type of substrate, electrolyte composition, and oxidation process parameters. The project will, therefore, conduct extensive experimentations to obtain optimized coating protocols suitable for each identified aerospace alloy. The developed coating procedures will then be made available to the Philippine Space Agency and to other local industries that require advanced coating services for lightweight aerospace metals.
HEIRIT: Establishment of Adamson University Neo Science and Technology Incubation Center (AduNEST-INC)Adamson UniversityTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 30, 2021 - January 29, 20234,672,644.00On-goingThis proposal is intended to strengthen more the University's capability to help outstanding researches reach the market thus help the economic growth of the region. The University's Technology Transfer Office under ITSO, doesn't have the full capability to support students and researchers to realize their innovative ideas. The office doesn't have a conducive wok space, fab labs, and a rigorous program to help them make their ideas to market ready products/service. Thus, an establishment of Adamson University Technology Business Incubator fix Neo Science and Technology (AdUNEST) is needed. 
IMPACT: Establishment of Adamson University Technology Transfer ProcessesAdamson UniversityTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 30, 2021 - January 29, 2022ExtendedAs a member of the first batch of the Patent Libraries project of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, Adamson University established the Innovation & Technology Support office thus becoming one of the pioneer franchisees of IPOPHL in 2010. In the following year, under the guidance of IPOPHL IP experts, the university IP Policy was developed and approved. Since then ITSO functioned as an IP office giving services for IP consultation, patent drafting and filing and other IP rights protection. By 2015, ITSO had 2 sections – IP Development (IPD) and IP Commercialization (IPC). The IPC team members underwent various training under the tutelage of various bodies such as WIPO, PhilDev, USAID. The first commercialization project of the university, under the guidance of IPC was Envigor Manufacturing Plant who is responsible for the production and national distribution of Vigormin, a product for the treatment of wastewater. Henceforth, the IPC team has successfully monetized other IPR such as the various university trademarks through various licensing agreements. To date, the IPC section is working on another technology for a collaborative research and commercialization venture with another university. Currently, the university has produced forty (40) funded projects eight (8) of which are DOST funded.
DEVELOPING THE CAPABILITY OF MICRO- AND SMALL-SCALE PROCESSORS IN THE MANUFACTURE OF QUALITY FOOD PRODUCTS FROM PHILIPPINE COCOA BEANSDOST-Industrial Technology Development InstituteProcessJanuary 26, 2021 - July 25, 202312,162,534.00ExtendedProject is in support of the request of cacao processors as a result of  the focus group discussion initiated by DOST thru PCIEERD. Of the several R&D initiatives identified, four of these are the focus of the proposed project. Study 1 will develop the protocol for evaluating the sensory properties of cocoa beans, tablea and cocoa powder, and eventually define the flavor character of local bean varieties. As an example, the Ecuador National/Arriba bean variety is described as aromatic, floral, spicy and green while the Ghana beans, strong basic cocoa with fruity notes. Each bean variety has a unique potential flavor character but the growing conditions contributes to variations in the formation of the final flavor. Tablea, with its rich chocolate flavor, will be utilized as raw material for chocolate beverage and fine chocolate in Study 2. In beverage, it is envisioned as possible replacement to cocoa powder, commonly used by commissaries of well-known fast food chains in their hot chocolate normally served together with their breakfast meals. In addition, the basic formulations and processes for fine chocolate that complies with industry standard, in terms of particle size, will also be developed using equipment that fits current production capacity of local producers. Determining  the changes in the properties of dried cocoa beans during storage and its effect on the quality and sensory properties of resulting roasted cocoa nibs and tablea is the coverage of Study 3. Study 4 is an exploratory research to utilize separated cocoa shells as source of natural colorants for food and nonfood applications, and the off-size cocoa beans  as source of absolute cocoa oil for aromatheraphy. The technologies, if feasible, would be an additional revenue for smallholders, particularly, the women in the group.
IMPACT: Enhancing the Technology Transfer Processes of the TUPV Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (TIPTTO)Technological University of the Philippines - VisayasTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 22, 2021 - January 21, 20223,940,530.00On-going  The Technological University of the Philippines Visayas (TUPV), in its mission to “effect technology transfer in the countryside and assist in the development of small- and medium-scale industries in identified growth centers” has continuously promoted research, technology transfer, invention, and innovation in the delivery of science education through research collaborations with the community.   In 2016, TUPV signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines to establish an ITSO franchise in the university. Since then, it has conducted IPR trainings and has over thirty (30) IP protection applications filed at IPOPHL. As of 2018, the office has expanded and explored its commercialization efforts through the Technology Transfer Support Office which has brought about collaborations with the LGU and industry for research and technology utilization.   Some of the successful research outputs of the university are the i) solar-powered flood control system, currently installed at the Municipality of EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, ii) IOT-based flood monitoring system, and iii) the City Sense with the City of Talisay, Negros Occidental that has signified interest to adapt the technology as part of their Smart City Program.   Aside from these, TUPV is also an active member of the Western Visayas Consortium for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (WVCIEERD), and has successfully implemented at least three (3) projects through WVCIEERD funding over the recent years. The University has also engaged in collaborations with the DOST Regional Office VI, as well as various LGUs and local industries or groups, such as the Metalworking Association of the Philippines, Inc., Sagay Sugar Central, the Association of Negros Producers, OISCA, and the Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation. In addition, the University also houses the DOST-TUPV HIVE (Hub for Innovation and Value Engineering), which is its very own technology business incubator established through a project with DOST-PCIEERD.   At present, the TUPV Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (TIPTTO) handles the generation and protection of the Intellectual Property of the university and its technology transfer initiatives. However, the office couldn’t maximize and truly function as a technology transfer office (from generation of knowledge and protection, up to a successful commercialization of the generated technologies) due to the following challenges and problems encountered by the TTO:   1.     Lack of IP protection from technology utilized from research collaborations with LGU and adopted communities; 2.     Low number of technologies identified for commercialization due to limited resources in conducting technology audit and invention disclosures; 3.     Low number of faculty members doing quality research and interested in commercialization; 4.     Lack of tools and manpower with skills in conducting full market assessment of technology, valuation, licensing and negotiations; 5.     Low adoption rate by industry of university generated technologies; and 6.     Lack of policies, processes and systems for successful implementation of the technology transfer program.   Despite the limited resources and still in its early stage of development, the TIPTTO was able to successfully implement the IP training programs with IPOPHL, collaborative projects with the LGUs & the industry, and the establishment of the DOST TUPV HIVE wherein 14 startups are currently being incubated. Under the proposed IMPACT Project, the University hopes to address these mentioned challenges and problems through the following:   1. Enhancement of the TIPTTO via implementation of proper systems, processes, and hiring of additional support personnel; 2. Formulation and implementation of strategies and polices for technology IP identification, protection, and commercialization; 3. Establishment of a proper capability building program to equip personnel and faculty with the needed skills and motivation; and 4. Creation of marketing and promotional strategies to attact potential industry adopters and the full support and commitment of its stakeholders (TUPV Administration, KTTO personnel, and industry partners).
Establishment of the PRR-1 Subcritical Assembly for Training, Education and Research (SATER)DOST-Philippine Nuclear Research InstituteHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 06, 2021 - January 05, 20248,993,342.00On-goingIn order to augment the funding requirements for the PRR-1 subcritical assembly, we are proposing the project "Instrumentation and Control System for the Subcritical Assembly for Training, Education and Research (SATER)" for DOST-GIA funding. This project will support the re-establishment of PRR-1 by providing essential instrumentation and control systems, additional personnel, as well as improving the infrastructure necessary for the safe operation and utilization of SATER. This project will complement the funding from the on-going IAEA-TC PHI0015 and PNRI GM projects for SATER. PRR-1 SATER is envisioned to be a science and technology infrastructure, which will be utilized to: (1) support the country's capacity building in nuclear and reactor science and technology; (2) provide a research facility for academic and research institutions; (3) demonstrate research reactor operation and utilization; and (4) provide support for nuclear manpower development in the event that the Philippine government decides to proceed with a nuclear power program. 
Safe, Efficient, and Sustainable Solar-Assisted Plug-In Electric Boat (Sessy E-Boat)Mapua Institute of Technology - ManilaTransportation, EnergyJanuary 04, 2021 - January 03, 202318,633,249.00ExtendedCurrently, water transportation at Philippine tourist spots utilizes boats with diesel/gasoline-powered engines or manual rowing to transport passengers and tourists from one location to another. As technology continuously improves in the country, this project aims to create solar-assisted electric boats to serve as the first step into implementing a mode of transport for local passengers and tourists that utilizes clean energy, such as through the use of solar panels and electric motors. The most important need of the study is to improve the current boat technology implemented at maritime tourist destinations to establish an environment-friendly sustainable transportation. In the future, the technology can be implemented on all applicable maritime spots in the country. This research project shall focus on the determination of strategies on the implementation of solar-assisted plug-in electric powered boats. The design and implementation of the power and control system for efficient and sustainable electric boats will be the primary scope of the project. This study will involve the prototyping of two (2) units of electric motor boats with solar panels. One (1) of the electric boat will use lead acid batteries while the other one (1) will use lithium ion batteries, both with roofing mounted with solar panels. Moreover, this project will use the locally developed automatic identification system or AIS as safety feature, and shall explore the development of controllers for autonomous electric boats.
Test Only- For elevationDepartment of Science and Technology (DOST)January 04, 2021 - March 05, 2021New  Sample
Project 1. Evolution of the Luzon Arc: From igneous to sedimentary processes (GAIA)University of the Philippines - National Institute of Geological Sciences (UP NIGS)Disaster MitigationJanuary 04, 2021 - January 03, 202419,942,344.00On-goingThis study aims to gather geologic, petrographic and geochemical data on the igneous and sedimentary rocks of the northern Luzon segment of the Luzon arc. Geochronological and paleontological dating of the different igneous and sedimentary units will also be done. Data will then be collated to generate a geodynamic model representative of the magmatic and tectonic evolution of the Luzon arc through time.
Project 2: Tectonic consequences of subduction in Northern Luzon (GAIA)University of the Philippines - National Institute of Geological Sciences (UP NIGS)Disaster MitigationJanuary 04, 2021 - January 03, 20248,915,199.00On-goingThis study seeks to examine the active deformation and strain accommodation in northern Luzon by integrating geological and geophysical data. This would entail geologic mapping, identification and/or validation of active faults through paleomagnetic and paleoseismic studies and analysis of identification of crustal movements and block rotations with the aid of GPS measurements. In the Philippine context, using paleomagnetism would be a novel approach in identifying and validating active faults before the conduct of the paleoseismic studies.
“Waste to Wealth”: Value-Adding Approaches to Transform Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) Pod Husk Towards Economic DevelopmentIsabela State University - MainProcessJanuary 03, 2021 - January 03, 20233,471,872.00NewThis study willl be conducted to produce CPH flour and the latter will be used in the development of several bakery food products, feed supplement fpr chicken broiler, compost organic fertilizer and bio-pesticide.  Recognizing the bioactive compounds content of the CPH may lead to development of a profitable commodity and subsequently this could improved the livelihood of farmers resulting to increase income, thus promoting economic development. Conversion of CPH to high-value-added products such as ingredients for food, feed organic fertilizer and biopesticides uses is a potential approach to maintain the sustainability of cacao production enabling to mitigate climate change and poverty alleviation. The resources is getting scarce, it is imperative to develop/improve clean sustainable technologies that are easy to process, cost-effective and environmentally friendly, to convert CPH into value-added products. This project aimes to evaluate the value-added potential of cacao pod husk as food, feed, organic compost fertilizer.    
Establishment of a Solid Free Form Fabrication Research Laboratory (SoFFReL)Pangasinan State University - Urdaneta CityInfrastructure Development ProgramJanuary 02, 2021 - January 01, 20236,494,950.00NewThe metal industry plays a very essential role in the development of a sustainable society. Strong and stable economic growth requires the support of robust metal production. This is so because the metal industry generates employment, substantial export earnings, tax revenues and innovations that directly impact the country’s GNP. In addition, the metal industry’s contribution to social development, the environmental benefits of metals and the various uses of metals in many forms in our daily lives speak of its great significance in the economic growth and prosperity of a country. To this effect, the 16th MIAP National Convention (2007) considered the Philippine metalworking industry as the backbone of the Philippine industry as it is the key to becoming an industrialized country.   In Pangasinan, metal craft industry is one of the booming industries that aim to contribute to the sustainable economic development of the province. According to Esperon (2017), one of the most profitable businesses in the province is metal working. There are already building establishments with related equipment offering metal fabrication services, however, more people are still demanding for better services to the public due to the lack of advanced technologies. Esperon described such technologies as “least available” among the metal working industries in Pangasinan.   With the needs and opportunities in Pangasinan in the areas of metals, its design and fabrication of metalcraft, the PSU is proposing the laboratory that will be of help through research and development activities, can potentially address the problems encountered by the industries such as high cost of production, low quality of products, and the long process of production, lack of technical assistance, and training, and unavailability of technology. The SoFFReL will also provide state of the art facility to professionals, stakeholders, faculty members, and students This laboratory will serve as a playground for student-researchers, faculty researchers, engineers, and industry partners to do collaborative researches share and create new ideas to generate new products, technology, and research projects in the field of additive manufacturing, metal fabrication, and process machine automation.   The SoFFReL will be the first laboratory in the province to employ 3D printing in metalcraft fabrication. This laboratory will be used for concept modeling, prototyping, rapid tooling, and digital manufacturing.  members, and students This laboratory will serve as a playground for student-researchers, faculty researchers, engineers, and industry partners to do collaborative researches share and create new ideas to generate new products, technology, and research projects in the field of additive manufacturing, metal fabrication, and process machine automation.   The SoFFReL will be the first laboratory in the province to employ 3D printing in metalcraft fabrication. This laboratory will be used for concept modeling, prototyping, rapid tooling, and digital manufacturing.
SUGPo: Sustainable mine waste management Using modified hydrothermal carbon from prawn shells, and Geochemical modelling of Pathways of contaminants from mine tailingsMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyMining and MineralsJanuary 02, 2021 - December 31, 2022NewThe first component of the project (geochemical assessment and modelling) will be carried out through geochemical and mineralogical characterization of the oxidized and unoxidized portion of the tailings storage facility (TSF). Sequential extraction and column leaching will also be conducted in order to determine the mode of occurence and predict the potential mobility of elements. Mineral saturation modelling and principal component analysis will be performed as well. This will determine the important geochemical processes occuring in the TSF that control seepage water chemistry and predict the release mechanisms of potential contaminants from the tailings into the environment. The second component (product synthesis), which will be done concurrently with the first one, covers the synthesis of the modified HTC for the effective and efficient removal of contaminants from wastewater. A modified HTC which has a better adsorption capacity and characteristics than the conventional one will be produced in this project through process optimization. Finally, the third component (application) involves the assessment of the applicability of the modified HTC in the treatment of seepage water from a gold mine TSF through laboratory and on-site trials. The are of study will be Philsaga Mining Corporation in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
SUGPo: Sustainable mine waste management Using modified hydrothermal carbon from prawn shells, and Geochemical modelling of Pathways of contaminants from mine tailingsMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyMining and MineralsJanuary 02, 2021 - December 31, 2022On-goingThe first component of the project (geochemical assessment and modelling) will be carried out through geochemical and mineralogical characterization of the oxidized and unoxidized portion of the tailings storage facility (TSF). Sequential extraction and column leaching will also be conducted in order to determine the mode of occurence and predict the potential mobility of elements. Mineral saturation modelling and principal component analysis will be performed as well. This will determine the important geochemical processes occuring in the TSF that control seepage water chemistry and predict the release mechanisms of potential contaminants from the tailings into the environment. The second component (product synthesis), which will be done concurrently with the first one, covers the synthesis of the modified HTC for the effective and efficient removal of contaminants from wastewater. A modified HTC which has a better adsorption capacity and characteristics than the conventional one will be produced in this project through process optimization. Finally, the third component (application) involves the assessment of the applicability of the modified HTC in the treatment of seepage water from a gold mine TSF through laboratory and on-site trials. The are of study will be Philsaga Mining Corporation in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
Design, Development, Demonstration and Business Planning of a FLexible Electric Van (FLEV) for Logistics and Passenger Transport UseDe La Salle University - ManilaEnergy, TransportationJanuary 01, 2021 - December 31, 20227,865,273.60ExtendedThe project will develop a 'skateboard platform' chassis which can be revertible from a delivery vehicle and a passenger transport vehicle, without sacrificing structural integrity, safety, and function. This vehicle will be sitting on an electric drive train, which will be developed in partnership with Valeo, a European company; Tojo Motors, a local e-jeepney manufacturing company; Eclimo, a local e-trike manufacturing compnay; and SOLUTIONS Plus, a European research institute.  The project will develop the product in consultation with the potential market, and will develop a carefully planned business model in consultation with industry experts from Eclimo and the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines.
Development of Halal Compliant Dehydrated Food Products from Selected Food Materials (Fruits, Vegetables and Rootcrops)DOST Central OfficeFoodJanuary 01, 2021 - December 31, 20229,518,942.00On-goingHalal products have grown to include non-meat foods such as dairy, baked goods, snacks, confectionery, ready-made meals, dried food products, and other processed food and beverage products. Muslim consumers now demand more information on food sources and their processing with the increasing awareness of their Islamic dietary requirements. The processing method such as drying including ingredients, packaging material, and equipment used must be halal certified and/or halal compliant. The project aims to document the existing process and produce dehydrated fruits, vegetables, and root crops products following the halal process in every step of production. Eventually, the project will produce a Halal Assurance System (HAS) Manual for each commodity that can be used by Halal Certified Auditors during an audit as a requirement for Halal certification.   Global awareness of halal products implies their growing availability in the market which leads to international concern, especially on halal products and principles. Increasing awareness of Muslim consumers worldwide on halal food is the main factor affecting the growth of halal products in the market. The project on halal dehydrated products coming from fruits, vegetables, and root crops was aimed to be a source of potential products for our local entrepreneurs in the global market. Halal products basically are not only for Muslim consumers but also appropriate for non-Muslim which will cause an increase in the demand for locally available halal products and a booming Halal Industry in the country.
Establishment of Halal Assurance System for Selected Food Ingredients (Dried and Powdered Onion, Garlic, Black Pepper and Chili)DOST Central OfficeFoodJanuary 01, 2021 - December 31, 20212,748,536.00ExtendedFood ingredients like those coming from Onion, Garlic, Black Pepper and Chili are considered Halal. The processing method such as drying and grinding into powder, packaging material and equipment used must be halal certified and/or halal compliant. The project aims to produce the dried and powdered ingredients following the halal process in every step of production. The project plans to develop a halal assurance system for the processing of selected food ingredients (Onion, Garlic, Black Pepper and Chili) in dried and powdered forms. Characterization of commercial/existing qualities of dried and powdered onion, garlic, black pepper and chili in terms of its physico-chemical (moisture, aw, pH, scoville heat test) sensory attributes (taste, odor, flavor, color and acceptability), microbiological evaluation and halalness (porcine and alcohol test) will be conducted. The critical control points during the production of selected food materials will be conducted and it will be subjected to laboratory analysis for validation of halalness.  A Halal Assurance System (HAS) manual will be prepared per project cooperator/industry partners that will serve as a requirement of auditors during Halal audit for the halal certifcastion/compliant of selected food ingredients
Landslide Investigations on Geohazards for Timely Advisories in the Philippines (LIGTAS)University of the Philippines - Los Banos (UPLB)Disaster MitigationJanuary 01, 2021 - December 31, 202317,042,071.00On-goingGenerate site-specific landslide rainfall intensity-duration thresholds for the mountainous areas of Luzon that will be the basis for the formulation of site-specific and semiquantitative early warning systems. 
Design of a Modular Stator, Segmented Rotor Switched Reluctance MotorUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman, Electrical and Electronics Engineering InstituteEnergyJanuary 01, 2021 - December 31, 202217,852,366.00ExtendedThe project aims to design and fabricate a novel design for a switched reluctance motor. Various designs for a segmented stator and rotor machine will be explored through simulations. Properties and behavior of these designs will be evaluated and applied to implement a highly modular switched reluctance motor appropriate for fault tolerance, and lower mass production cost and easire maintenance. A 1kW prototype will be developed with integrated motor drive.  
Extraction of Nickel from low Grade Laterite Ores by Roasting-Leaching Process using Ammonium Sulphate derived from Chicken ManureMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 2021 - January 01, 2023155,424.00NewThere are two primary processes in extracting nickel from laterite ores: through pyromelallurgical route and hydrometallurgical route. The pyrometallurgy mell10d utilizes a blast furnace smelting process andlor a rotary kiln furnace (Jie 1I. 1I, Duan. Guo. & Zhai. 2018). TNs process has variOus disadvantages of having a high capital cost. a pollulant Cothe environment and is used only for high-grade lateritic ores. Extraction of nickel via hydrometallurgical route uses Ngtrpressure acid leaching (HPAl) process which is the preferred route to extract nickel Irom lowllrade lateritic ores. The disadvantage of HPAL process is its seloctivity to nickel, high capital and operational cost and high acid consumption which requires lurther processes lor nelllralization. Atmospheric leaching (Al) at lower temperature and In open vessels avoids the need for expensive HPAl autoclaves and high-pressure requirements (McDonald & Whittington. 2008). Therefore. the combination 01 pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical rOllte in lI1e processing of nickel laterites could potentially be the way to process laterite with complexion of their own merits (Oxley & Barcza. 2013). In this study. roast.leach process will be implemented for the extraction of nickel from low grade laterite ores, The study of using ammonium sulphate in roasl-leach process for thil axtraction of nickel can be a significant step to an improved method in the e~tractive practices. This study will utilize chicken manure, an organic material wtlicl1 is commonly regarded as waste. Synthetic ammonium sulphate is made from mixing the ch'cken manure with concentrated sulphuric acid at 300 oC. Roasting temperature. roasting Ume. and add-manure dosage will be closely monitored during the process. Water leaching will be employed in this study for lhe extraction of nickel. Significant amount 01 niCkel was recovered lhrough water leaching at leaching temperature of SOOCand ieaching time 011 hour (Uu et al. 2012: U et al. 2017). The representative sample of the laterite ore will be sent. to undergo several analyses for characterization. The mineral constituents in the laterite ore will be compared before and aner the extraction. The parameters laken into consideration in roastleach process are thil acid-manure dosage. roasting temperature and tima. The effects of lhase parameters and relationships to the extraction of nictel will be identified. 
Development of Theoretical and Computational Models Based on Percolation Theory Leading Towards Durable Material DesignMaterial ScienceJanuary 01, 2021 - December 31, 20222,866,900.00Extended Percolation theory is an important statistical tool with varied applications in the natural and social sciences. It attempts to explain arbitrary clusters – defined for example by defect, phase, membrane, or interface – in terms of behavior, structural appearance, and other properties. It demonstrates the concepts of universality and critical phenomena, which allow treatment of a cluster on a micro level and applying its impact to the general or macro behavior of a system. Laser-induced damage has been an interest of scientists and engineers, especially that it is a main concern in laser applications. It does not only limit the level of available laser power, but its stochastic behavior also leads to the loss of reliability of optical components, i.e. glass, mirrors, laser crystals, coatings, among others. It forms through extrinsic absorption, which occur due to defects and surface impurities, or intrinsic absorption, which occurs due to pristine components that incur damage over time. To understand this phenomenon, methods to predict the laser- induced damage threshold (LIDT) before damage occurs and a guideline to choose the appropriate optical material for a specific application are needed. The LIDT is the primary measure of a material’s resilience to optical damage. To reproduce the multi-spatial characteristics of optical damage, the scaling and renormalization rule of percolation theory will be applied through coarse-grained numerical models. The most suitable material for each optical component in the laser system can be chosen or synthesized. Further, advanced computing and modelling competencies can be used to study beyond optical materials.
Center for Green Nanotechnology Innovations for Environmental Solutions (CGNIES)University of Mindanao - BoltonInfrastructure Development ProgramDecember 11, 2020 - December 10, 202225,058,100.00NewThe "Center for Green Nanotechnology Innovations for Environmental Solutions (CGNIES)" is a timely and necessary project to increase research outputs that are beneficial to the society and environmentally sustainable. A research center that will involve collaborations between industries, government and adacemia. This center differs from the existing R&D nanotechnology center in Central Luzon State University, primarily since this center will focus on research and development to produce safer nanomaterials from indigenous materials primarily wastes through clean technologies with minimal potential environmental and human health risks (green nanotechnology). This new nano-products will be incorporated in technological innovations that address environmental concerns in the region. Additionally, CGNIES vision is to develop sustainable, scalable, and economical routes to functional nanostructured materials. The centers research trajectory is to promote green innovations in Mindanao, a solution that cares for both the environment and humanity.
IMPACT: Establishment of Technology Management System at UP MindanaoUniversity of the Philippines (UP)Technology Transfer & CommercializationNovember 18, 2020 - May 17, 20224,271,900.00On-goingNo specific description stated.
IMPACT: Enhancement of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Processes in MSU-IITMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyTechnology Transfer & CommercializationNovember 18, 2020 - November 17, 2021On-goingIn response with the need of protecting intellectual property assets of the campus, MSU-IIT’s  Intellectual Property office was officially created thru BOR Resolution no. 123 series of 2010. The 2010 BOR resolution created the Intellectual Property Unit (IPU) in the campus under the office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension.       The Institute supported the growth of  IPU with the aim of addressing  intellectual property concerns of the institute particularly on facilitating copyright and patent registrations, receiving disclosures and assisting patent applications, and safeguarding Intellectual Property related agreements. This was strengthened when a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) in February 2012 was forged. Further, the MOA stipulates the hosting  of a franchise on Innovation and Technology Support Office ( ITSO) in the Institute which was granted in 2014.   In 2017,  upon the  approval of BOR Res. No 36, series of 2017, IPU was renamed as the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Office (KTTO). The BOR resolution clearly delineates the functions of the office creating four offices: the Intellectual Property Support Office (IPSU), the Technology Transfer and Enterprise Unit (TTEU), the IP Legal Office and the Administrative Office. The IPSU will support IP creation and will take charge of IP protection while the TTEU will be responsible for IP management and the commercialization of the IP assets.   To increase the presence of the KTTO, activities have been lined up to engage its constituents. Few engaging activities initiated by the office is the regular conduct of the innovation convergence every August to celebrate the innovation convergence month, the ideation activity where industry and potential inventors/ scientist meet to level off technology needs between the user and the creator and the planned industry immersion where inventors/ scientist get to see the actual scenario in the industry and intend to develop possible solutions in it.
Marine and onshore geophysical investigations of the Manila subduction zoneUniversity of the Philippines-Natinal Geological Sciences (UP-NIGS)Disaster MitigationNovember 04, 2020 - November 03, 202313,709,481.00On-goingThis Philippine collaborators will carry out onshore geophysical surveys in Luzon island. The Taiwanese collaborators will conduct marine geophysical surveys in the Manila Trench region. The marine geophysical surveys will include multi-channel seismic reflection surveys, marine gravity and magnetic surveys. Particularly, the Taiwanese group also plans to deploy 20 Ocean Bottom Seismometers (OBSs) around the Manila Trench. The results will help understand the plate subduction process beneath the Luzon Island and will create crustal models of the mega-thrust fault in the Manila Trench. This will aid in the assessment of the seismic and tsunamigenic potentials in west Luzon, especially for the Manila metropolitan area. The Philippine group will conduct onland gravity and magnetic surveys in the Pangasinan, 'locos and Cagayan regions. These onshore geophysical surveys will complete the offshore data and provide data on the crustal structure in the volcanic arc and the eastern part of the subduction zone. The offshore and onshore data will be integrated to produce a more complete understanding of the subduction zone processes from the offshore trench region to the active volcanic arc and faults onshore. The results of the proposed joint research are important for geohazard mitigation, especially for Metropolitan Manila and the population centers along the western Philippine seaboard. Hazards posed by future earthquakes and tsunamis along the Manila Trench also have transboundary impacts. Countries bordering the South China Sea (e.g. Taiwan, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia) are particularly vulnerable to the seismic hazards brought about by the active tectonic margin. 
eAsia: Development of Innovative Nanobiodevices Based on Hybrid Materials by Combination of Endemic South Asian Biomolecules and NanocarbonsMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyMaterial ScienceNovember 03, 2020 - May 02, 202433,970,087.92Extended In this project, hybrid materials of nanocarbons and biomolecules of Southeast Asian endemic plants will be fabricated owing to the fact that many various hybrid nanomaterials exhibit enhanced bioactivity, sensing capability and physical properties. Fabricated biomolecule-nanocarbon hybrid materials from Japan will be reproduced also in the Philippines for further characterization, analysis and optimization. Specifically, biomolecules from pineapples will be integrated into the single walled carbon nanotubes. These hybrid biomolecule-nanocarbons will then be characterized and from these hybrid nanomaterials, near-infrared sensing nanobiodevice will be fabricated. To complement the fabrication of these innovative hybrid nanomaterials, theoretical and first-principles calculations will also be done to optimize their structures. Needs: Biomolecule-nanocarbon hybrid materials have already shown enhanced physical properties in terms of bioactivity and sensing capability. But these biomolecules are limited only to general biomolecules such as DNA and well-known proteins. Since endemic Southeast Asian plants contain unique biomolecules, the researchers believe that hybrid materials made of these biomolecules and nanocarbons will produce innovative nanomaterials with enhanced properties. The researchers would like to address on how to possibly add value to these endemic Southeast Asian plants. Solutions: Use molecular dynamics and first-principles calculations to simulate the structural and physical properties of the hybrid materials and the optimized structure for near-IR sensing. Extract and use various biomolecules from pineapple, i.e. cellulose, lignocellulose, etc., to be integrated into the single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). Optimize the experimental process that could produce successfully stable hybrid nanomaterials. (See Form 2B for details of the method) Optimize the hybrid materials further for near-IR sensing capability. Differentiation: Most of the hybrid nanobiomaterials involved transition metal complexes, which are difficult to process. For hybrid nanobiomaterials involving nanocarbons, most of the biomolecules used are just DNA and known proteins. Biomolecules from plants especially from endemic Southeast Asian plants, to be decorated onto the nanocarbons, is practically an unexplored area. Benefits: The fabricated hybrid nanomaterials will make a breakthrough in nanocarbon nanotechnologies. Provides possible application such as in biosensing and near-IR sensing. The use of the biomolecules with nanocarbons will open potential business opportunities. Researchers from all over Mindanao will be trained and mentored.   
SAILS - Project 1: Port and Ballast Water Baselines using ecological, microbiological and eDNA approachesUniversity of the Philippines ManilaEnvironmentNovember 01, 2020 - October 31, 202251,966,380.00ExtendedThis project will use the WESTPAC-PICES macrofouler techniques (Ocampo et al., 2014; B. Vallejo et al., 2017; B. M. Vallejo, Aloy, Ocampo, Conejar-Espedido, & Manubag, 2019)and GloBallast guidelines (GloBallast, 2014)and protocols for monitoring and detecting the settlement of marine foulers which will allow for the benchmarking of identification for foulers in ballast water. Community analyses and eDNA (Ardura et al., 2015)assays will be used in establishing the baselines.
Effects of Reinforcing Polyactic Acid Composite with Different Levels of Mechanically Refined Biochar from Kawayan Tinik (Bambusa blumeana Schutt. F.).Human Resource DevelopmentOctober 23, 2020 - October 22, 20210.00On-goingDeveloping bamboo-based products will increase the demand for the resource in the market. This will further influence the value of the raw material which would help amend the existing challenges of local farmers. Recently, the biochar technology had focused on size refinement of biochar to develop products with enhanced properties for different applications e.g. absorbents, super magnets and conductors. Bamboo as a promising material to produce biochar, was known to have improved qualifies if the particle size is reduced up to the smallest scale possible. Processing bamboo biochar into smallest size range will magnify several properties i e adsorption, surface energy, as proven in some previous research. Additionally, utilization of materials from biomass sources such as bamboo do not cause problems on contaminants and toxic anthropogenic nanomaterials during production and disposal. The bamboo feedstock is also abundant, can be outsourced from waste material and renewable. Biochar production component, on the other hand, produce energy that can be utilized efficiently, eco-friendly, sequester carbon and produce recoverable biofuels and syngas as a by-product. Incorporating refined bamboo biochar into other materials such as the low strength and low thermal property biodegradable polymer polylactic acid (PLA) and widely utilized plastics such as High-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LOPE) including recycled HDPE would possibly enhance the physical and thermal properties of the materials. 
Synthesis of Self-Healing Geopolymers Through the Application of BiocharImmobilized Spores of Bacterial Cultures for Enhanced BiomineralizationHuman Resource DevelopmentOctober 23, 2020 - October 22, 20220.00On-goingThe reason for choosing geopolymers instead of concrete is because the latter is highly unsustainable. However, because geopolymers are more deleterious for microorganisms, ways to increase self-healing efficiencies must be researched such as by immobilizing and co-culturing bacterial cultures. There must be copious amounts of calcite precipitated in the cracks to seal them and to check for this, XRD, SEM, XCT, and XRF analyses are necessary. The research will be divided into four phases. The first phase screens potential bacteria that can be used as biological healing agents. The screening tests will be viability in geopolymers and potential to biomineralize. Because of limited resources, only one species of bacteria will proceed to the succeeding phases. The second phase aims to test whether any antagonistic action will occur when the selected bacteria is co-cultured with another one. It is desired that they will synergize for greater amounts of biominerals produced. The third and fourth phases tests and confirms the capability of the selected bacterial cultures to truly induce self-healing in geopolymers. 
Effects of heterojunction position and cocatalyst loading in CuBi2O4/CuO nanocomposite on carbon dioxide photoelectrochemical reductionHuman Resource DevelopmentOctober 23, 2020 - October 22, 2022286,350.00On-goingIn this study, it is proposed that combining both a homojunction and heterojunction will synergistically improve the charge separation efficiency of CuBi204 and hence, its photocatalytic performance. In the synthesis of CuBi204/CuO films, the formation of the homojunction and heterojunction is dictated by the kinetics of copper diffusion. The copper diffusion is then dependent on the initial amount of copper, that will control the copper concentration profile and secondary phase formation (copper oxide). To quantify these two, electron microscopy and depth profiling techniQues are necessary. 
Pilot Study for Integrating Microgrid and Distributed Renewable Energy Sources for an Electric CooperativeUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman, Electrical and Electronics Engineering InstituteEnergyOctober 15, 2020 - October 15, 20214,593,366.40NewThe proposed project shall cover an in-depth assessment and analysis of local distribution utility (DU) including: DU network models and issues; DU resilience statistics, goals and risk triplets; critical load identification; renewable energy resource assessment; distributed energy resource planning; and distribution microgrid operation modeling and planning.
FASTRAC: Establishment of a Spin-off Facility and Pilot Plant for HormoGroe Nanoformulated Plant Growth Regulator for the Production of High Value CropsUniversity of the Philippines - Los Banos, College of AgricultureTechnology Transfer & CommercializationOctober 13, 2020 - October 12, 202113,773,497.00On-goinga
FASTRAC: Establishment of a Spin-off Facility and Pilot Plant for Fruitect Coatings for Shelf-Life Extension of Fresh Fruit ProduceTechnology Transfer & CommercializationOctober 04, 2020 - October 03, 202213,180,572.00ExtendedA major problem faced by the Philippine fruit and vegetable industry is the short shelf-life of produce. Being biological in nature, fruits and vegetables eventually ripens or deteriorates over time. Thus, the industry is faced with the challenge of retaining and/or improving the quality and prolonging the shelf life of fresh produce from harvest to the final consumer. The research on fruit coatings by the UPLB sought to address the problem on high postharvest losses of fruits, or food wastage, and the underutilization of accumulated biomass from agricultural and food processing activities. Among the fruits grown in the Philippines, banana, pineapple, mango and papaya are the export winners. These are the country's biggest dollar earners.  Fresh bananas rank first, followed by pineapple, mango and papaya. It is for this reason that these fruits were used as test fruits in the previous research projects on fruit coatings. Various coating products were developed by the research team.  Polymeric materials, i.e. pectin and hemicellulose were extracted from mango peels and pineapple crown leaves, respectively; cellulose nano whiskers were prepared from class B nata de coco and chitosan tripolyphosphate nanoparticles were also prepared. These products were used in the preparation of coating formulations for specific fruits. The performance of pectin-based coating formulations in delaying ripening and extending postharvest-life of mango, banana (lakatan), pineapple and bell-pepper fruits was evaluated.  Likewise, the performance of hemicellulose-based coatings was evaluated in papaya, pineapple and banana (Lakatan) fruits.  The Fruitect brand for these coating formulations has been registered with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).       Previous research studies of the proponents have shown the ability of developed Fruitect coatings in extending the shelf life of Philippine fruit varieties in laboratory and bench-scale quantities. Prior to the commercialization of these coating products, there is a need collect data through customer discovery, market exploration and thorough product pricing.  It is also important to conduct a simulation of an actual business operation on a semi-commercial scale in preparation for full blown commercialization of the coating products. This project is a continuation of several efforts to harness and add value to agricultural and food processing wastes by developing materials that would improve and extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables. These materials should be biodegradable and safe. In addition, studying the performance of the Fruitect coatings in the shelf life extension of vegetables would increase the reach of these developed materials, enabling a wider market for the coatings.
Metal Oxide Hybrid Structured Barriers for Stable Energy Devices (SEA-EU)De La Salle University - ManilaNanotechnology, Material ScienceOctober 01, 2020 - September 30, 20239,165,781.00On-goingMetal oxide nanoparticles (MONs) have drawn in significant attention for energy storage and conversion applications. Substantial benefits of MONs consist of: (1) structural changes allowing the altering of lattice criteria, (2) changes in electrochemical attributes due to the quantum confinement effect, and (3) changes in surface properties leading to a drastic modification of their conductivity and chemical activity. Different types of MON, e.g. MnO2 and Zn2SnO4 (ZTO), have been thoroughly investigated for photovoltaic and battery applications. Nevertheless, MONs exhibit uncommon adsorptive properties and fast diffusivities, and they are not stable in critical conditions. There is a high interest in using a barrier layer made of very thin layers of stable metal oxides coatings, e.g. Al2O3, ZnO, and SnO2, in the protection of MONs. Thus, the synthesis and application of the protective coatings of MONs arises real challenges and has high potential whether for industrial applications or academic research. Herein, the synthesis of MnO2 and ZTO nanoparticles via a hydrothermal process will be carried out. Varying synthesis parameters will tune the size and phase of the nanoparticles. MO layers will be deposited on top of the MON layer to generate a hybrid MON/ALD-MO layer, where the ALD layer penetrates and fills the interspace in the MON layer. Promotion of the ALD precursor diffusion by choice of processing parameters and precursor materials will be investigated to improve the protective effect. New techniques for the synthesis of the barrier layer will be developed. Also, throughout the project, new characterization techniques based on electrochemistry will be developed. The nanoparticles will be applied in perovskite solar cells and zinc-ion batteries. The results of the project will pave the way for the improvement of the stability of MnO2 and ZTO nanoparticles as well as performances of solar cell and battery employing these naNoparticles 
Integrated Flywheel Energy Storage Management SystemDe La Salle University - ManilaEnergyAugust 01, 2020 - July 31, 20215,228,716.00NewAmber Kinetics Philippines is an energy storage company that capitalizes on advanced flywheel technology providing competitively priced, safe and environmentally responsible multi-hour kinetic energy storage systems. The company envision to accelerate the global adaptation of energy storage systems by commercializing advanced and cost-disruptive flywheel technology to provide a lower cost and higher performing alternative to fossil fuel generation. Flywheel systems convert and store electrical energy in a rotating mass taking the advantage of unlimited daily cycling capability, high round-trip efficiency, zero capacity degradation and chemical reaction as compared to storage batteries. Amber’s core technology breakthrough is a low-cost, highly scalable rotor of functionally optimized material and construction. This construction allows for multi-cycling capability and ability to provide full power over the full stage of charge (SoC) range. De La Salle University, with the Science and Technology Complex in its Laguna Campus, made an industry-academe collaboration with Amber Kinetics in 2019. Part of this collaboration is the commissioning of 1MW / 4MWh designed for 125 M32 flywheel energy storage systems installed within the vicinity of the campus. This project aims to help the university decrease its electricity cost through reduced peak demand charges. In addition, this partnership will also establish a research and development center that will further enhance flywheel technologies in the Philippines. Initially, Amber Kinetics provided four (4) proprietary flywheel energy storage units to kickstart adapting the company’s technology for a more efficient and economical utilization of electricity within the campus.
Establishment of a Mold Technology Support Center (MTSC)Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC)Human Resource DevelopmentAugust 01, 2020 - July 31, 2023On-going The Mold Technology Support Center (MTSC) project started from a communication dated March 19, 2015, sent by the Office of the Undersecretary for Internal Economic Relations under the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) informing the Philippine Embassy in Seoul that the Korean Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) developed an Official Development Assistance (ODA) initiative specifically tailored for the Philippine mold and die industry. The notification regarding the ODA developed by the KIAT is a welcome opportunity for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), particularly the DOST-Metal Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC), which has been in partnership with the country’s metals, engineering, and allied industries, including the local die and mold industry. Playing a very critical role in the following industries under the manufacturing sector: industrial machinery, precision machinery, semiconductors, telecommunications, transportation machinery, and electrical and electronics products, the upgrading of the capabilities and enhancement of the productivity of the local die and mold industry caught the attention and became among the top priorities of other relevant government agencies, namely: DFA, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine Die and Mold Association, Inc. (PDMA), which is the industry partner representing the local die and mold industry.  The MTSC will be established with the following goals: to develop the most needed human resources for the local die and mold companies; to encourage the advancement of the Philippine manufacturing industry's competitiveness; and to contribute to the industrial cooperation between the Republic of Korea and Republic of the Philippines. The dispatch of Korean experts here in the MTSC who will offer their expertise in die and mold design and processing to local companies is seen to enhance the technical level of the local die and mold industry. 
Establishment of Metals and Engineering Innovation Centers in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Regions I, II, III and XMetals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC)Metals and EngineeringAugust 01, 2020 - July 31, 202377,096,108.00ExtendedThis project is in connection with MIRDC's desire to be present in the regions to be more responsive to the needs of the metals, engineering and allied industry nationwide. Sec. Fortunato De la Perla of DOST planned to put up different kinds of innovation centers5), wherein the innovation center for metals and engineering will be centered around MIRDC. The Governing Council of MIRDC, led by Sec. De la Perla and Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara, has also supported the idea of partnering with universities nationwide for a more inclusive delivery of services to the metals and engineering firms in all regions. These innovation centers shall serve as venue for the conduct of research studies for the development of new innovative metal parts and components, products, machineries, and other services in collaboration of the academe with the industry. It is also envisioned to offer practical solutions to pressing metals and engineering problems encountered in the community or in the region. In order to augment the limited pool of experts in metals and engineering, the partner academic institution shall also enroll their faculty members to be trained in identified and specific processes in order to develop and/or increase their level of expertise. Innovation Centers shall be inside the selected campuses in various regions and strengthen the capability of human resources in the academe.  This project will be led by MIRDC and supported by the DOST Regional Offices - CAR, I, II, III, and X, and the academic institutions nominated by the DOST Regional Offices, namely: lfugao State University (IFSU), Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU), Cagayan State University (CSU), Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology (NEUST), and University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP). The regional offices nominated the partner universities based on the following initial criteria identified by MIRDC:  1 The nominated university has a strong curriculum in engineering and metalworking technology (i.e. mechanical, metallurgical, mechatronics, and other related fields); 2 The nominated university has conducted various research activities in the above-stated fields of engineering and tecchnology; 3 The nominated university has plans to put up a Metals & Engineering R&D facility or already have a facility or plans to expand its existing facility; and 
Plant Protein Products from Local SourcesIndustrial and Technology Development Institute (ITDI)ProcessJuly 01, 2020 - June 30, 20224,822,294.37On-goingThis project will investigate the production of protein concentrate and isolates from processing by-products (pressed coconut meal and rice bran), and underutilized local legumes (sitaw, bataw, patani). The project aims to recover the protein concentrate and isolates as potential food ingredient. The protein products will be characterized based on their physico-chemical, nutritional and functional properties. The products will also be tested in several product applications such as beverages, textured meat analogue (TVP), and high protein supplements. Lastly, the project will include the techno-economic feasibility of producing protein concentrate and isolates. 
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eAsia: Developing Green Degradable Polymers from Plant Based Oils and Investigation on Its Subsequent Functionalization and Utility as Heavy Metal SequestrantsAteneo de Manila UniversityMaterial ScienceJune 08, 2020 - September 30, 202326,023,440.72ExtendedThe rationale behind this project is the development of greener, more sustainable methods of producing polymers using plant-based oils as sources rather than fossil fuel-based ones. Plastics, in modern life, has become indispensable; no other mass-produced material is more light weight, more easily designed and engineered, and more versatile as plastics/polymers. Its convenience, ease of use and its durability, however, has led to problems—at present, the Philippines is ranked among the topmost polluter of plastics . While the idea of reducing plastic/ polymer use is laudable; its extensive utility warrants us to pursue alternative, more ecologically friendly ways of producing polymers. For this project, we envision to make degradable polymers from monounsaturated fatty acids. These fatty acids can be obtained from plant-based sources and will serve as raw materials (monomers) needed to produce bio-based polymers. Additionally, the proponents would also like to investigate the commercialization prospects of these materials. Hence, for this project, we also aim to research on the polymers’ film forming properties, as well as their heavy metal sequestration ability. These properties will be introduced via post modification procedures on the synthesized materials. To ensure greater chance of success, the proponent will collaborate with two other foreign universities with the Japanese academic institution and the Nomura laboratory (Tokyo Metropolitan University) as the overall lead.
Recovery of Nickel, Cobalt, Iron and Rare Earth Elements from Low Grade Philippine Laterite Ores using Atmospheric Leaching with Reduction PretreatmentMines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB)Mining and MineralsJune 01, 2020 - May 31, 20228,705,097.00ExtendedThis study will become an additional technical reference for mining sectors with regards to laterite ore processing. It will investigate extraction of nickel, cobalt and rare earth elements (REEs) using atmospheric leaching with reduction pre-treatment and selective precipitation of the said elements from leach solution. And at the same time, recovering iron as magnetic concentrate. The selective reduction of the 'aterite are by CO/C02 (30/70 vol%) mixed gas produced metallic nickel and cobalt, together with transformed hematite and goethite to magnetite. Nickel will be extracted by leaching from the selectively reduced laterite o'e with minimal iron dissolution. A multistage pH dependent precipitation scheme will be employed to produce scandium and mixed nickel-cobalt hydroxide precipitates from the pregnant leach solution of atmospheric leaching. Iron will be recovered using magnetic separation either from the residual tails of the leaching process 0' from the calcined laterite o,e of reduction pretreatment.
Hydrothermally grown Zinc oxide on activated Carbon fiber cloth as an enhanced electrode for supercapacitor applicationHuman Resource DevelopmentMarch 03, 2020 - March 04, 20220.00On-goingResearch and developments in pursuit of finding ways to stofe energy have been in demand in the recent years due to the threatening depletion of fossil fuel reserves [1]. There are many ways to store energy and one way is the use of supercapacitors. Supercapacitors are classified in terms of the mechanisms used to store energy. It can either store energy electrochemically (Pseudocapacitors) or electrostatically (Electric double-layer capacitors or EDLC) depending on the choice of materials used in the fabrication [2,3]. In this study, these two mechanisms will be combined to produce an enhanced electrode for supercapacitor application. This is by growing ZnO hydrothermally on an activated carbon fiber cloth. In this way, there will be a combination of electric-double layer capacitance offered by the activated carbon fiber cloth and pseudocapacitance property of the ZnO which can increase the overall performance of the fabricated supercapacitor [2,3].
Effect of In2O3 in Granularity and Superconducting Properties of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d bulks and filmsHuman Resource DevelopmentMarch 03, 2020 - March 04, 20220.00On-goingThe goal of the proposed research is to investigate the potential of using indium as melting agent in fabricating Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d (Bi-2212) bulks and films to address the issue of granularity. The research also aims to provide an experimental method of producing a superconducting Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d (Bi-2212) films with improved granularity, high c-axis orientation and high critical current density (Jc). Three batches of bulk and film samples will be fabricated; (1) Bi-2212 with In doping, (2) Bi-2212 with In addition and (3) Bi-2212 with In doping and addition, to carefully investigate the potential of indium as melting agent and compatibility of indium with the film deposition method. 8ulk samples will be fabricated using solid state reaction method and films will be fabricated using sedimentation deposition.
Fabrication of Graphene-based Nanostructure Substrates for Applications in Ultrasensitive DetectionUniversity of the Philippines DilimanNanotechnologyFebruary 15, 2020 - March 07, 20228,736,608.12ExtendedThis project will focus on fabricating various configurations of nanoparticle (NP) assemblies,, namely gold-graphene (Au-G) or silver-graphene (Ag-G) assemblies as multifunctional hybrid materials. We will study their optical properties and their utility as enhancers of the inherently weak fluorescence and Raman signals through surface-enhanced fluorescence spectroscopy (SEFS) and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). Such capability has implications on ultra-sensitive environmental chemical sensing,, particularly in detection of water contaminants and potentially for water treatment. In this study,, Au and Ag nanoparticles of different morphologies will be synthesized and deposited on single layer graphene through self-assembly. We will exploit the periodic hexagonal structure of a graphene and the fact that graphene can be synthesized nowadays to be virtually defect-free to address the problem on reproducibility of the spectra. Silver is well-suited for both detection and remediation of water contaminants due to its antibacterial property,, making these assemblies multifunctional. Moreover,, we will investigate the possibility of incorporating these Au/Ag-G nanostructures as additives for environmental barriers.
Fabrication and Characterization of Hydrophobic Nanocomposite Plated Abaca Fabric for Enhanced Electromagnetic Interference Shielding (EMI-SE) and Thermal Resistance (TR) for Spacesuits ApplicationDe La Salle University - ManilaNanotechnologyFebruary 01, 2020 - January 31, 20223,183,798.00ExtendedPresence of electromagnetic interference (EMI) is inevitable especially in the recent years of fast emerging technology. Anchored to the fast communication, high-end medical equipment, effective transportation, mass production, industrialization, and information processing is the utilization of a variety of electromagnetic waves that ranges from low frequencies to high energy such as radiation. Humanity is not stopping for continual development; hence, it is also a responsibility to protect human and its environment. EMI as a form of signal interference and noise will interfere in the signal processing and purpose of sensors and other electrical devices that process data and function depending on the commands such as pacemakers, point of payment (POS) devices, etc. Common shielding materials are apron (Daniel, 2018), concrete (M. Davraz, 2017) and glass (Lakshminarayana, Kumar, Dong, Sayyed, & Long, 2018), and vinyl coated radiation shielding material (Infab, 2019) for medical, nuclear infrastructure, and devices, respectively. The materials vary in shape, structure, and composition depending on the application. The need for non-toxic, durable, and lightweight materials for electromagnetic shielding became the trend of the recent researches. Metals or alloys such as palladium and silver (Agar, Sayyed, Akman, Tekin, & Ka<;al, 2019), tungsten and tin (Aghamiri, et aI., 2011), cerium and erbium (Yalcin, Aktas, & Yilmaz, 2019), and single-walled carbon nanotubes (Vaidyanathan, 2019) (McKay & Chen, 2012) were utilized that yielded good attenuation values. Other than lighter elements, nickel works equally with aluminum but polymer loaded with nickel performs well in EMI shielding than aluminum alone. On the market demand side, according to Stratistics MRC, the Global EMI Shielding Materials Market is accounted for $6.47 billion in 2016 and expected to grow at a Computed Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.0% to reach $10.45 billion by 2023." In the electronic age we have, the EMI shielding becomes global demand to protect the circuits, eliminate noise, and cancel interfering signals for accuracy and hack-preventive measure. Moreover, according to Market Watch in June 2019, Medical Radiation Shielding market size will grow from USD 1,050,5 Million in 2017 to USD 1,507,1 Million by 2023, at an estimated CAGR of 6.2%. The demand for radiation shielding materials has been the focus since we are now upgrading the efficiency of medical equipment which is proportional to the utilization of more radiation dosages. The greater the intensity, the better images can be achieved for X-rays, MRI, CT scanner, and other imaging devices. With these market demands, the use of modified abaca fabric becomes an interest. Therefore, the use of non-toxic, lightweight, environment-friendly EMI shielding is the focus of this project, side-by-side with the capability of the hydrophobic nanocomposite plated abaca fabric to shield any material from drastic change in temperature. The use of abaca as substrate will be an advantage because it has high tensile strength and it is an indigenous material to promote the Philippine Natural Products.
Development of Column-Packed Adsorbent for Chrome Recovery from Tanning WastewaterDOST-Philippine Nuclear Research InstituteEnvironmentJanuary 27, 2020 - January 26, 202211,775,344.00ExtendedThe overall objective of the project is to produce a prototype column-packed adsorbent for chrome recovery from tanning waste water by using radiation processing, specifically radiation grafting.
FASTRAC: X-LIPAD: Light Intelligent Platform for Autonomous DronesLa Salle UniversityTechnology Transfer & CommercializationJanuary 08, 2020 - January 07, 20215,929,948.00On-goingThe Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) community is slowly growing in the Philippines due to its many applications. Also, UAV systems are currently used in different applications like mapping, monitoring, disaster management, education, etc.   During the R&D Project of the X-LIPAD Team, they were able to train and deploy the Drone Starter Kits (DSK) in ten (10) schools/universities which generated interest for the DSK to be included in the education system. However, UAV is not included in the current STEM Education curriculum and there is a gap on supplying affordable Drone Kits with teaching modules for STEM Education.   Currently there are 4,830 schools in the Philippines offering STEM Education. With just 10% of these schools as target market (483 Schools), the X-LIPAD Team has a potential market amounting to Php. 362,250,000.00.   The X-LIPAD Team has designed a Drone Starter Kit for organizations who wish to start their own UAV research and application. The DSK is cost-competitive and flexible for different kind of applications. It also has modifiable hardware and software. Included in the package are the teaching and training modules.   In this project, the X-LIPAD Team will develop the next version of the DSK (DSK V1.2) and its peripherals, conduct market validation to determine their business model, acquire accreditation from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and establish a spinoff facility.
Sustainable Technology - Assisted Route Planning for Region VI (STARPLAN VI)De La Salle University - ManilaTransportationJanuary 01, 2020 - December 31, 202118,630,931.44ExtendedA major component of the PUV Modernization Program involves enhancing public transport planning, which is currently contingent on the integrity and data inputs of public transport operators. The reform thus requires local government units to undertake the function of route planning and submit a Local Public Transport Plan (LPTRP) as a pre-requisite for the issuance of PUV franchises within its jurisdiction. The LPTRPs entail rationalising the route network mainly based on route service characteristics, passenger demand, and socio-demographic information in order to identify the appropriate type and volume of modes and operating and infrastructural requirements. High technical capacity is therefore necessary in developing the LPTRPs. In 2018, transport planning specialists were commissioned to conduct a two-week hands-on training to municipal, city, and provincial representatives of LGUs to develop the LPTRP. The expected output of the capacity building activity is the submission of LPTRPs, which only selected LGUs were able to achieve. Priority to strengthen capacities however remains high in accordance with the PUV Modernization Program.  Limitations from the preliminary activity have been identified alongside recommendations to design the proposed capacity development module. Evident from the training was the limited time and exposure of the participants to the use of both QGIS for spatial land-use planning and JICA STRADA v. 3.5 for public transport planning. While there was more familiarity with QGIS, operating JICA STRADA is highly complex, which participants were unable to use when developing the route plans. Easier to use transport planning software that utilises actual transport network data is therefore proposed. Ensuring the sustainability of the program is further essential. Adjustments in planning outputs, e.g. route alignment, service frequencies, vehicle capacities, particularly in the initial phase of the reform is expected. Monitoring and evaluation of the designed system and its service responsiveness is proposed.  To adopt a more systems-oriented approach and considering the archipelagic nature of the country, it is essential to plan towards an interconnected maritime and road transport network. Noting the case of Region VI wherein maritime transport services are available to provide linkages between Negros Occidental and Guimaras with Panay Island. Moreover, given that tourism is a significant industry in Region VI, tourism-oriented transport planning would be tackled. The program is thus proposed to be demonstrated in Region VI
Secured Command and Control Communication Link System (Unclassified Title)Holy Angel UniversityInformation and Communications TechnologyDecember 09, 2019 - March 10, 20220.00Extended The Secured Command and Control (C2) Communication Radio Link is a half-duplex system that is similar to that being used by NATO countries that receives or transmits, but not both simultaneously, sequential data exchanges. It will exchange digital information among airborne, ground-based, and ship-board C2 communication systems. It is the primary means to exchange data such as radar tracking information either line-of-sight and beyond the line-of-sight.   A C2 Network is established in an area of operation (AOR) battlespace. All participating units (e.g. aircrafts, ships, and ground forces) are linked via the C2 Network and can interoperate amongst themselves and in real time. This is the essence of the secured C2 communication radio link. The on-scene commander has the complete operational view of the AOR while the subordinate units have a common operating picture of the battle space.   Unfortunately, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine Navy (PN) do not have a secured C2 communication link to disseminate command and control information to its warfighters. The ones that are available in the defense market cost tens and millions of dollars excluding annual upgrades. Most countries including NATO, Japan, and South Korea have their own secured C2 communication link systems which they developed and provide seamless C2 communication to its warfighters inexpensively and are locally maintained.   Moreover, during the AFP modernization horizons where equipment and weapons are procured during different phases and schedules, it has procured fighter jets, helicopters, warships, command ships, and fast attack crafts; but unfortunately, cannot exchange mission and real-time operational and targeting data with each other creating the possibility of fratricide which did happen during the Marawi siege.   The significance of the project has major implications on how the AFP will plan and execute their mission objective seamlessly. Information provided by the secured C2 communication link system will not only enhance the warfighter situational awareness but will also provide a common operating picture of the battlespace to both commander and warfighters in real-time so they can make proper decisions to affect what is already a very fluid battlespace.
Image Mapping of Energy Conversion Efficiency and Other Parameters Across Solar Cell Active Areas using Photoexcitation and Photothermal EffectsUniversity of the Philippines - College of CebuPhotonics, NanotechnologyNovember 15, 2019 - November 14, 20225,162,478.00ExtendedThe proposed characterization techniques to be developed will involve setting up of an optical beam which will be scanned over a material sample. The beam would induce a change of property in the sample which can be detected electrically as an induced voltage,, photocurrent,, resistance or capacitance change. Since the signals can be localized,, a map of the homogeneity of the property can be constructed. These property maps may be correlated to the design and fabrication of the material or device being tested. It is believed that this characterization can help the semiconductor and related industry in the improvement and optimization of device performance in the future. 
Kapok fibers absorbent with customizable hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity for oily water and wastewater treatmentUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman, Department of Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials EngineeringNanotechnologyNovember 01, 2019 - October 31, 20218,952,300.08ExtendedPollution caused by oily water has been linked to diverse industrial sources such as the general metal, food, textile, leather, transportation, and petroleum industries. This immiscible liquid must be separated to reach a high product quality or to meet stringent emission limits prior to disposal. Several physical approaches, which include plate sedimentation, thickener, floatation chamber, centrifugation and deep-bed filtration, have been developed to tackle the problem. Fibrous deep-bed filtration is an attractive method to separate immiscible liquid from polluted wastewater. The advantages of this method are good performance and simplicity of operation with low initial and operating costs when proper filter bed material is used. Many natural sorbents have been used for oil water separation. From the study of Knapik et. al., they used sunflower pith as an absorbent for different oils in water (Knapik & Stopa, 2018). Also, a study from Anuzyte et. al. uses Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus, a moss species as absorbent for diesel-water mixture (Anuzyte & Vaisis, 2018). The advantages ofusing these types ofabsorbents is that they are easily available, inexpensive, recyclable or easy to recover, and non-toxic. The advantages of using these types of absorbents is that they are easily available, inexpensive, recyclable or easy to recover, and non-toxic. However, the results that were obtained in these studies were operated at low parameters and they have to be treated first before they can have great sorption capacities. C. pentandra or locally known as kapok fiber is a well-known absorbent material. Kapok is a natural plant fiber that has low density, good buoyancy, huge hollowness and excellent hydrophobicity. These unique characteristics provide kapok fibers with higher oil sorption capability compared with existing oil sorbents found in nature. Recent studies have shown different preparation techniques for kapok fibers (KF) for absorption or adsorption of various wastewater components, such as oil and toxic heavy metals. For the adsorption of heavy metals or dyes in aqueous solution, surface treatment by removing the smooth waxy layer must be done to render hydrophilic kapok fibers. Delignification of kapok fibers were done via treatment with sodium chlorite (NaCICh). (Kang et ah, 2007; Liu et ah, 2012) A previous study utilized chloroform to remove waxy layer, and a buffer with acetic acid and NaOH and sodium chlorite for pre-treatment before rendering the fibers into a hand-made paper coated with polyaniline (PANI) and ZnO for the photocatalytic adsorption of methyl orange. (Lacuesta et al., 2018) Another study also utilized kapok coated with PANI via chemical oxidation method for chromium adsorption. (Zheng et al., 2012) Modification of kapok fibers by coating with polyacrylonitrile (PAN) which has heavy metal adsorption properties were also studied. (Agcaoili et al., 2017) Recently, the PAN-coated kapok fibers were subjected to further hydrolysis treatment by NaOH for lead and chromium adsorption have been studied. (Alipoyo et al., 2019; Balela et al., 2019) For oil absorption in wastewater, hydrophobicity and oleophilicity ofkapok fibers must be obtained. Coating the kapok fibers with PTES functionalized Ti02 and ZnO to render a superhydrophobic surface were studied. (Tigno et al., 2018; J. Wang et al., 2017) Recently, carbon-based sorbents have been recently studied for its 3D structure, low density, high porosity, hydrophobicity, and large specific surface area. (Yuan et al., 2017) Kapok fibers is a renewable and sustainable carbon source with high oleophilicity and natural microtubular structure. (Sun, Li, et al., 2019; J. Wang et al., 2012) Recently, carbon from kapok fibers have been produced via carbonization (Sun, Lei, et al., 2019; Sun, Li, et al., 2019). To achieve higher adsorption capacities, carbonized kapok fibers were activated with CO2 activation, H2PO3, KOH, ZnCb at temperatures higher than 500°C to enhance surface areas. (Cao et al., 2018) However, direct carbonization or activation destroys natural fibrous structure at temperatures higher than 500°C. This may be improved by pre-stabilization at a certain temperature lower than the carbonization temperature. (Bi et al., 2019) Hydrothermal carbonization is another low-cost form of modification of the kapok fibers. Hydrothermal treatments make use of the subcritical properties of water at high pressures and temperatures (Khan et al., 2019; Xiao et al., 2012). In the case of hydrothermal carbonization, conversion of biomass to hydrochars takes place at 180-250°C (Khan et al., 2019). Hydrochars produced from biomass varies depending on the conditions, other than pressure and temperature, the conversion took place, such as the composition ofthe biomass, pH ofthe feedwater, the presence of catalysts, and reaction time (Khan et al., 2019; Li et al., 2018; Nizamuddin et al., 2017). Simultaneous processes during the hydrothermal treatment and the variables affecting the quality ofthe produced hydrochar calls for the optimization of the process for a specific type of biomass in order to control the desired properties. The objectives of this study are to create a fixed bed reactor using kapok filter as absorbent for oil and water separation. Specifically, this research aims to prepare and characterize modified kapok fibers, to determine the sorption capacity of the samples under static and dynamic conditions for different types ofindustrial pollutants (diesel, methyl orange, Cu(II), kerosene), to integrate the modified kapok filters in a fixed bed reactor to produce a filter or spill kit for oil and water separation, to optimize parameters (e.g. initial influent concentration of absorbate, flow rate, packing density, etc.) using computational methods, and to model the dynamics of oil sorption under dynamic conditions.
Support to the Issuance of Fairness Opinion Report for Technology Transfer Activities of the DOST-Generated Technologies thru the DOST Regional Offices (ROs) as Receiving Offices and FOB SecretariatDOST NCRTechnology Transfer & CommercializationOctober 15, 2019 - October 14, 20220.00On-goingThis project will provide the necessary financial assistance to DOST ROs who will serve as the new Secretariat to the Board in processing the issuance of the FOR. In conformance to the relevant provision of the Republic Act No. 11032 also known as "An Act Promoting Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Delivery of Government Services, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 9485, Otherwise Known as the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007, and for Other Purposes", it shall take at most 47 days from the date of request before the Board issue the FOR
HEIRIT: Establishment of the TBI Center at Miriam College - Henry Sy, Sr. Innovation CenterMiriam CollegeTechnology Transfer & CommercializationMay 30, 2019 - May 29, 2020On-goingThe institutionalization of a TBI Center at Miriam College aims to support the government’s initiatives for inclusive economic growth. This includes the joint project of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and Department of Trade and Industry called the Gender Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women (GREAT Women), which aims to empower women through their engagement in economic activities. This will be made possible by scaling up women-led start-ups at the TBI Center in Miriam College. Research shows that women put up businesses after they are given adequate knowledge and skills. More than the knowledge and skills, the TBI Center at Miriam College will provide women entrepreneurs an ecosystem of support in knowledge and innovation management. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is also involved in GREAT Women by assessing the impact of gender-responsive technologies and technology transfer services. The impact of these technologies and services to people, process and product will be greatly expanded if a TBI Center at Miriam College will be put in place.        Miriam College’s TBI Center banner program is EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY and at MC-TBI’s Center, women are developed as co-founders. The TBI Center at Miriam College will be hosted at the Henry Sy, Sr. Innovation Center. Currently, the center supports student enrichment to complement the school’s curricular provisions with activities collaboratively designed by mentors from across academic backgrounds. Most of these enrichment activities employ design thinking to enable learners to manipulate content knowledge to address real-life problems. Student-led initiatives also flourish at the center as a way of supporting ongoing leader formation.  
Design and Performance Evaluation of an Ocean Renewable Energy SystemAteneo de Davao UniversityEnergyApril 01, 2019 - March 31, 202125,669,841.60On-goingThe Mindanao Renewable Energy R&D Center (MREC) is a research center to be hosted by the Ateneo de Davao University that will pursue thematic societal research on appropriate and sustainable energy systems and other vital large socio-technical systems that reinforce its sustainability.   MREC is designed and intended to support the research activities of faculty and students from other Universities and individuals in Mindanao who are working on renewable energy technologies. In a way, MREC will supplement the existing laboratory facilities of partner Universities in Mindanao. Aside from the use of facilities for research purposes, trainings on technology development and use of facilities and technology protection and, ultimately, business development and commercialization of the developed technologies will be handled as well.   Tidal stream generators harness energy from current generally in the same way as wind turbines. The higher density of water, 832 times the density of air, means that a single generator can provide significant power at low tidal flow velocities (compared with wind speed). Given that power varies with the density of medium and the cube of velocity, it is simple to see that water speeds of nearly one-tenth of the speed of wind provide the same power for the same size of the turbine system. With the target capacity of 10kWh turbine, the hydrokinetic turbine were put into consideration are the P66 a 3.5 kW horizontal axis and Envirogen a 5kW vertical xis turbine, since the current velocity at the sea area of interest are best suited for a turbine rated at low speeds and the low speed turbine available at the market are 3.5kW, 5kW, and 20kW.
Fabrication of a Novel Material as Anode Electrode for High Power Generation Al-Air BatteryPolytechnic University of the PhilippinesEnergyJanuary 07, 2019 - January 01, 1970539,283.00On-goingThe project aims to develop an Aluminum-air based battery pack equipped with a novel electrode. The battery which consists of a single-unit cell will be designed, fabricated and characterized. The project will use polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) based hydrogel instead of liquid electrolyte to recharge. Charge transfer of PVA based hydrogel electrolyte is stable and can be manipulated nano-metal (nickel/cobalt/manganese) enhanced electrodes.   Aluminum is an ideal material for batteries due to its excellent electrochemical performance. The aluminum-air battery anode has many advantageous properties such as abundance, low cost, innocuousness, high power density, and high energy density. Amongst the numerous metal/air systems, the aluminum/air technology has an excellent theoretical energy density up to 8.1 kWh/kg
Development of Multiple Materials Platform for Additive Manufacturing (MATDEV)Industrial and Technology Development Institute (ITDI)Material ScienceJanuary 01, 2019 - December 31, 20210.00ExtendedThis project is one of the component projects of the program on the establishment of the Philippine Center for Additive Manufacturing (PhilCAM). It aims to develop various materials from local sources for use on single and multi-material additive manufacturing (MM-AM). Materials that will be developed and optimized includes ceramics, polymers, nanomaterials and any combination of two or more of these materials in compliance with the established standards on AM. With this, the raw material cost for AM can be further reduced in addition to the benefits of AM such as reduction of lead time, cost, importation and wastage. Furthermore, more options for materials will be made available for various stakeholders. Materials development for additive manufacturing application shall be coupled with the recommendation or adoption of applicable standards particularly those critical applications of the technology.  
Research on Advanced Prototyping for Product Innovation and Development using Additive Manufacturing Technologies (RAPPID-ADMATEC)Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC)Material ScienceJanuary 01, 2019 - December 31, 2021332,567,620.00Extendeda
Establishment of Advanced Mechatronics, Robotics, and Industrial Automation Laboratory (AMERIAL) in Support of the Metals and Engineering IndustryMetals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC)Infrastructure Development ProgramJanuary 01, 2019 - June 30, 202278,560,380.80ExtendedAutomation, mechatronics, and robotics are technologies that provide the strong foundation for the latest advancement of manufacturing system that best characterizes the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0 (I4.0).  The merging of these technologies, which led to the spawning of cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing, paved the way for the phenomenal growth and use of data exchange and machine-to-machine interaction.  I4.0 works on the principle that connected machines, work pieces, and systems create intelligent networks that can control each other autonomously.  For businesses, the advent of these cutting edge capabilities translate to improvements in processes along the value chain, thereby reduces costs and enhance productivity. According to Cororaton and Abdula (2002), the Philippines’ economic growth has been highly unstable since the 1980s.  The country is still primarily a consumption-led economy.  In terms of manufacturing, production chains are largely labor-intensive and import-dependent (Austria, 2002).  Moreover, the country’s workforce lags behind other Asian countries in the areas of advanced technology, particularly mechatronics and robotics, due to the unavailability of R&D facilities and the lack of qualified training personnel.  A study conducted by the Singapore Management University in partnership with the J.P. Morgan also revealed that the local workforce lacks science, technology, engineering, and mathematical skill sets, making its profile generally suited only for low-skill manufacturing. The Philippines has to make proactive moves in order to take advantage of I4.0 opportunities.  To be able to jumpstart the Philippines’ efforts towards I4.0, there is a need to strengthen the automation, mechatronics, and robotics technologies skills and competencies of the Filipino workforce in the manufacturing industry.  In doing so, the Philippines will also be able to achieve sustainable economic growth, overcome the problem on the shortage of skilled employees and workers, and address the demands of globalization adaptation, among others. Robotics and mechatronics is definitely the area to exploit.  Some of the major initiatives in this area are the training program about robotics and mechatronics spearheaded by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) through the Mechatronics Technologies Corporation (MTC), and the various activities implemented by the Mechatronics and Robotics Society of the Philippines (MRSP). Recognizing the crucial role of manufacturing technology advancements, the DOST-MIRDC proposes to establish the Advanced Mechatronics, Robotics, and Industrial Automation Laboratory (AMERIAL) as a complementary facility to further support manufacturing resurgence that will make enabling technology-based processes available to more industries.  The AMERIAL is envisioned to create a pool of skilled and highly qualified workforce, and to become an accredited training and development facility in industrial automation.   Through its service offerings such as the conduct of training programs, development of automation applications, promotion of research collaborations, and automation development for the MSMEs, the AMERIAL also aims to increase the manufacturing industry’s productivity and raise the country’s awareness of I4.0 and its benefits. 
Project 2: Building PHL-50: Localizing the Diwata-1 and Diwata-2 Bus System as the Country's Space Heritage 50kg Microsatellite Bus (PHL-50)University of the Philippines - Diliman, Electrical and Electronics Engineering InstituteSpace Technology ApplicationsSeptember 01, 2018 - August 31, 202162,260,053.07ExtendedIn support of the country's goal to become a space-capable nation in the next decade, the project will build on and sustain the gains from Diwata-1 and Diwata-2 by developing space-grade components in-country. The project will utilize the Microsatellite Research and Instructional Facility (MRIF) established within UPD Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (EEEI) to study, design and develop grass-root alternatives for key components and technologies in Diwata microsatellites. Also, capacity building on SSTA will be continued specifically for proliferating knowledge and technical know-how to appropriate industries and government sectors. The project will also develop and set-up an attitude and simulation facility for small satellites research and instruction.
Implementation of the RDLead ProgramHuman Resource Development, Infrastructure Development ProgramJuly 01, 2018 - June 30, 202268,501,476.00ExtendedThe R & D Leadership program (RDLead) will complement the Niche Centers for the Regions (NICER) Program, and will provide support to the establishment and upgrading of existing R&D facilities of Higher Education Institutions (HEls) and Research Development Institutions (RDIs) in the regions.  For Year 1, the pilot phase of the R & D Leadership program will be implemented. The results of the Year 1 implementation will serve as inputs for the scaling up and enhancement of the program in the succeeding years. The program and project will be implemented by NRCP and monitored by PCIEERD. The HEls or RDIs apply for RDLead as a project for funding under the DOST-GIA.  
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) for Innovative Terrestrial Monitoring and Maritime SurveillanceAdvanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)Space Technology ApplicationsJune 15, 2018 - June 14, 20231,030,337,950.00Extended Radar signals can overcome the main drawback of traditional optical imaging satellites by being able to take an image of the Earth through clouds or even at night. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is an advanced form of radar which makes use of the relative motion between the satellite and the target as it orbits the Earth to form a high-resolution image.    The DOST- Advanced Science and Technology Institute manages the Philippine Earth Data Resource and Observation (PEDRO) Center, which is the only center in the country that have the capability to receive and disseminate satellite data since 2016.  To improve the national monitoring and security through utilization of space technology, ASTI aims to bridge the gap of ground-based terrestrial monitoring and maritime surveillance by enabling us to have a direct access to the radar satellite data missions and to operationalize the dissemination and distribution of both SAR images and AIS data to increase the overall efficiency of the government for nationwide monitoring and maritime surveillance.      In the conduct of the project, ASTI will develop various applications such as automatic ship detection and classification, vessel track prediction, monitoring and assessment of offshore islands, post-disaster assessment, port traffic and customs collections, forest mapping, rice estimation and aquaculture structural assessment. 
Project 1. Electronics Product Development Center Upgrade and OperationElectronics Industries Association of the Philippines,, Inc.Electronics TechnologyMarch 01, 2018 - February 28, 202054,779,000.00ExtendedTo address the inputs of stakeholders, the EPDC will expand and enhance its capacity and capability by acquiring new and additional equipment. This will be done with the view of meeting the current and future requirements of the industry. This will put the country at par or over its fellow ASEAN Member States with regards to these services. The EPDC will complete the EMC capability by acquiring EMS test systems and then pursue accreditation to ISO 17025 leading to certification of products to EMC standards. The complete EMC facility can help promote the country as a location of choice for EMS companies which the industry has long wanted to happen. The capacity of the prototyping facility will be doubled to cope up with the anticipated influx of activities for this service. The center is foreseen to be a hotbed for collaboration work among different groups achieving a common goal be it government or industry driven. MEDEF from France is also looking at potential collaboration in support of their Digital Transformation campaign. In the end, the EPDC will be a key player working hand-in-hand with the different Laboratories and Centers of the DOST.
Polyols Project 2. Development of Polyurethane-based Packing Materials and Anti-corrosive Coatings from Vegetable OilMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyProcessNovember 01, 2017 - October 31, 20202,444,822.80ExtendedPetroleum-based polyols are still the major reactants used in the polyurethane (PU) industry today but this non-renewable resource poses a great concern due to its rapid exhaustion. Renewable resources such as carbohydrates and vegetable oils are being considered as potential replacements for some precursors of petroleum oil derived polymers. This project focuses on the value- added conversion of coconut oil through heat-polymerization and hydroxyl-functionalization process to obtain highly functional polyols. These high-hydroxyl content polyol can be used as a major ingredient in the production of a PU-based coating material (for protection,, decoration or signal-enhancement) with performance comparable with existing commercial products.
Polyols Project 1. Production of Bio-based Polyols from Lignocellulosic BiomassMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyProcessNovember 01, 2017 - October 31, 2020ExtendedThis project is a collaborative research effort with Chemrez Technologies,, Inc. and Uratex Foam Phils. to utilize renewable and biodegradable resources as raw materials for the production of potential commercial products. The focus of the project will be on the value-added conversion of crude glycerin,, which is a by-product of biodiesel production,, and lignocellulosic biomass such as rice straw and/or pineapple leaves in a one-pot liquefaction process to obtain highly functional polyols. These high-hydroxyl content polyols can be used as major reactant in the production of rigid polyurethane foam products such as insulation materials with performance comparable with existing commercial products. Liquefaction process parameters are optimized to obtain polyols with high biomass conversion,, workable viscosity,, low acid number and high hydroxyl functionality. These polyols will be evaluated for water-blown polyurethane foam formulation for insulation sheets. The foam products will be characterized for their physical and thermal properties and their comparability with existing commercial PU foam products. The technology that will be developed should provide a simple,, economic,, and environmentally friendly alternative to the present polyurethane foam processes.
Development of a Shelf-Stable Fermented Heirloom Rice "Binubudan" ProcessSeptember 01, 2017 - August 31, 2018Newa
Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Production from Agricultural WastesUniversity of the Philippines-Los BañosProcessMay 01, 2017 - December 16, 2019ExtendedIn this study,, polyhydroxyalkanotes (PHA) is to be produced using sugarcane or sweet sorghum bagasse by Alcaligenes eutrophus and/or Cupriavidus necator. Initially,, the strain is to be cultivated using sucrose as model substrate. The sugarcane or sweet sorghum bagasse will undergo chemical pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis. After which,, the PHA is to be produced using two stage fermentation. Different concentration of sucrose,, carbon to nitrogen ratio,, and varying pH of the medium will also be tested to determine the optimal condition for PHA production. Dry cell weight,, reducing sugar,, and PHA concentration will be analyzed at the end of the fermentation in both model and agricultural wastes substrates.
Quality Assurance of Lambanog and Nipanog for Consumer Safety and Sustainable IndustryProcessMarch 01, 2017 - August 31, 2018NewThis research will establish the profile of metal and alcohol content and volatile compounds in four traditional Philippine alcoholic beverages namely lambanog,, tuba,, tapuy and basi. This will be carried out by using instrumental methods of analysis such as atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS) and gas chromatography with headspace sampler to enable the simultaneous identification,, separation and quantification of major and minor organic compounds. The results of this study hope to provide a benchmark for the country's traditional alcoholic beverages.
Development of Biomass And Electric-Powered Tray Fish DryerInformation Dissemination and PromotionJanuary 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017NewDrying is a dual process of heat and mass transfer of moisture from the interior of the product to the surrounding air. The basic essence of drying is to reduce the moisture content of the product to a level that prevents deterioration within a certain period of time normally regarded as the "safe period". Bulad or dried fish is a major product of the province of Capiz. From Roxas City middleman sell dried fish in Metro Manila vendors from Capiz or exporting these to other areas of the country as well as abroad. In Dumolog,, people use rows of "kapil" or wood plane where the fish are placed under the sun to be dried. It is already noted in the whole Capiz and even in Manila that Dumolog is producing the best dried fish especially "tabagak". Because of the quality,, tabagak is sent to Manila and even abroad. Due to increasing demand for fish because of its nutritional value,, practical ways of cheap,, sanitary and economical preservation are needed. The design and fabrication of a convective dryer which does not depend on weather will definitely take care of the problems associated with traditional drying methods.
Design and Development of a PLC-Based High Capacity Tissue Culture Growth Chamber ProcessJanuary 01, 2017 - December 31, 2018NewCoffee and Makapuno (Cocos nucifera L.) are two of the most valuable crops in the Philippines. The prohibitive cost of planting materials is not affordable to ordinary farmers. There is a limited supply of seedlings to regions without access to tissue culture laboratories. Mass propagation of coffee and macapuno seedlings are now being done by many institutions. However,, their success is relatively low as compared to other countries. (e.g. Brazil,, Vietnam,, etc.). One major reason is the high contamination rate due to poorly controlled environmental factors notably airborne microbes and other elements,,
Dried Fish Standardization and Packaging - (WVCIERD) Information Dissemination and PromotionJanuary 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017NewThe project will use herbasalts and develop a process which could be used in the production of quality dried fish.
Comparison of Different Enzyme Preparations for Production of Oligofructose and Inulin from Sugarcane Juice ProcessJanuary 01, 2017 - June 30, 2018NewThis study aims to utilize the enzymes both in native and immobilized form obtained from yacon for the production of oligofructose and inulins from table sugar and fructose. The synthesized oligofructose and inulins from table sugar will be chemically characterized and its sweetness determined relative to table sugar.
Metrology Project 1. Chemical Metrology for Organic Contaminants in Foods and WaterIndustrial and Technology Development Institute (ITDI)ProcessJanuary 01, 2017 - December 31, 202227,193,611.00On-going            The use of certified reference materials (CRMs) or reference materials (RMs) for quality control purposes is encouraged whenever possible in these quality standards. Reference methods and certified reference materials help ensure accuracy and comparability of analytical results and with the assigned values traceable to reference materials and reference measurement procedure of higher order. Proper application of these CRMs or RMs provides the best information on the confidence on the quality of analytical results obtained in the laboratories. However there are limitations and considerations in using CRMs or RMs. These include availability,, cost,, stability,, homogeneity,, uncertainty and traceability of these materials.
Metrology Project 2. Chemical Metrology for Inorganic Toxic Elements in Food and WaterIndustrial and Technology Development Institute (ITDI)ProcessJanuary 01, 2017 - December 31, 202229,577,343.73On-goingThe D1 must comply with requirements of the CIPM MRA. Active participation of Ols in relevant measurement comparisons organized by the Consultative Committees of the CIPM and/or the Regional Metrology Organizations (RMOs) to be able to show the international equivalence of standards and technical capabilities in a specific field in chemistry. This is a requirement in order to declare Calibration and Measurement Capabilities (CMCs),, which also includes a two-tier international review process before publishing in the KCDB. The Quality Management System (QMS) of the 01 must also meet international standards and be approved by the RMO (Asia Pacific Metrology Program for metrology institutes in Asia) as a prerequisite for publication of CMCs. The analysis of heavy metals in food and water will be developed as a measurement capability in the assignment of reference values to RMs.
Metrology Project 3. Biological Metrology for Microorganisms in Food Industrial and Technology Development Institute (ITDI)ProcessJanuary 01, 2017 - December 31, 20224,506,000.00On-goingIn microbiology testing. the use reference materials (RMs) for quality control purposes is encouraged whenever possible in these quality standards. Reference methods help ensure accuracy and comparability of analytical results and with the assigned values traceable to reference materials and reference measurement procedure of higher order. Proper application of these RMs provides the best information on the confidence on the quality of analytical results obtained in the laboratories. However there are limitations and considerati  ons in using RMs. These include availability,, cost,, stability,, homogeneity,, uncertainty and traceability of these materials.
Upgrading the Production Equipment of CPS Engineering ConstructionConstructionDecember 15, 2016 - December 14, 2017On-goingfffffffff
Expanding Audience Reach Through the DOSTv - Weather Channel and S&T Broadcast ProgramInformation Dissemination and PromotionMay 31, 2016 - May 30, 2017On-goingThe DOSTv Program is primarily a weather channel that gives up-to-date information and regularly reports atmospheric conditions and other occurrences in nature. It shall be composed of three sets of shows namely: a) 30-minute show titled "Umagang may PAGASA"to be aired over channel four. The daily weather show to air at 5:30 in the morning will have hosts or anchorpersons to handle the reporting,, interviews and other segments of the show. b) Top of the hour weather news for updates on the weather c) Static weather profiles in text and graphics that are flashed on the screen in-between programs. The image or skin divided into several sections shows bulletins and other information primarily for reference. DOSTvadopts the program format of Bloomberg or the cagayan de Oro's PARASAT. The program will also have an online version linked to social network sites where comments or questions may be sent by the public. In its expanded form,, OOSTV will also incorporate other segments on topics that deal with livelihood,, technology trends and outstanding individuals (young and old),, in the field of science and technology. This makes the program more versatile and can gain greater viewership at the same time promoting better public appreciation for science.
Upgrading of Production Through Acquisition of CNC Machine for Ertess Plastic Industries [Project Code: PRP#2386]Metals and EngineeringMarch 01, 2015 - February 29, 2016NewThe project involves the upgrading of the production process through the acquisition of appropriate S&T intervention required equipment such as CNC Machine. This will allow them to eliminate outsourcing services in China and able to meet customers' demands on time. The company was a beneficiary in MPEX Consultancy Program and Energy Systems Optimization Consultancy Program in the year 2013. To complement the proposed technology interventions,, trainings on the use and maintenance of above mentioned equipment will be conducted,, as well as seminar/training on safety,, good housekeeping via 5S and plant maintenance program will also be conducted as part of the project.
PHL-MICROSAT Project 2. Ground Receiving Station for Philippine Microsatellite ProjectHuman Resource Development, Space Technology ApplicationsJanuary 01, 2015 - December 31, 2017On-goingA ground receiving station is a significant sub-system of the Philippine Microsatellite Program. It allows space borne images taken by an orbiting rnicrosatellite to be transmitted to earth for use in various scientific and civilian applications. likewise,, it is used to control and transmit commands from the ground to the microsatellite so that it can carry out its mission effectively. To support the ground receiving station,, an archiving and distribution facility will be leveraged to deliver imagery to end users.
Technology Upgrading of Trader's Design Furniture Shop - Phase II (SETUP)Metals and EngineeringOctober 21, 2014 - October 20, 2017On-goingThe company has been in the furniture business since 1983 with its client served throughout the region and some subdivisions in Metro Manila in supplying door jambs; cabinets,, door panels,, dividers,, staircases,, balusters planks,, cornices and mouldings. It entered into a joint venture business with Sto. Nino Furniture and Sash Factory in 2003 with DepEd as their focus market supplying elementary and secondary chairs and tables. The high demand for office and classroom furniture of the DepEd and with the high specifications set by the department had prompted the company to seek S&T intervention under the SET-UP program to adapt the FPRDI Lumber Kiln Dryer (FTLKD) for drying G-melina lumbers in order to conform to DepEd standards. The strict implementation of an executive order on total log ban had tremendous effect in the furniture industry not only in Isabela but throughout the archipelago,, The Trader's Design Furniture Shop through its management had to seek technologies that will address the shortage of lumber supplies and also to solve lumber wastage's in the furniture operation of the company,, hence this project proposal.
Postharvest and Bio-processing Mechanization Support System for Peanut and Cacao (Defatting Machine)-(CVIERDEC) R and D NetworkingAugust 01, 2014 - July 31, 2015On-goingCacao and peanut are the major high value crops in the region. Essential oil from peanut and cacao commands a higher high-value product,, however,, there is a lack of a defatting machine. Imported defatting machines have big capacities and are expensive to small peanut and cacao farmers. There is a need to locally design the above-mentioned equipment to give more value to peanut and cacao products.
Establishment of a Gear Making and Assembly FacilityTransportationJuly 01, 2014 - June 30, 2016On-goingThe gear making facility project is part of the DOST’s ardent support in making the local manufacturing sector become more productive and innovative through a more competitive metalworking industry. It is aimed to enhance the competitiveness the metalworking sector in support of the local manufacturing industry through the provision of facilities,, technology and manpower development. The conduct of the project will be implemented in two years through the upgrading of the technology and facilities; new equipment and software acquisition for gear designing and manufacturing (simulation for optimum designs); and manpower development. The project also includes renovation of the Prototyping Division’s Mechanical workshop 1 to accommodate the gear making facility including the upgrading of the power transformer,, switchgear and electrical system. The project will benefit manufacturers in line with the One ASEAN community in 2015
Technology Upgrading of Zimmons Industry (SETUP)Metals and EngineeringJune 01, 2014 - June 30, 2017On-goingFrom a simple machine shop,, Zinmons Industries became an electrical,, electronic and mechanical company that specializes factory automation,, instrumentation,, pumps,, boiler,, dryer,, HVAC d~sign and installation projects The company was created to provide solutions in the field of automation and instrumentation in order to improve production and efficiency systems in response to the need of the Philippine Industry,, most specifically in Davao and entire Mindanao.
Project 12. Development of 12 hp Single Cylinder Diesel Engine-Year 1 and 2TransportationJanuary 01, 2014 - June 30, 2017On-goingA single cylinder engine is a type of combustion engine that features only one cylinder,, or chamber in which a piston moves to engage combustion. This is the engine's source of power,, and since only one piston is doing the work,, a single cylinder engine is primarily used on smaller vehicles and tools. It can produce a relatively large amount of power given its size,, though the single cylinder engine is not especially adept at varying the power output quickly,, making it less versatile for larger vehicles. These engines are lightweight and compact,, making them a good choice for engine-powered tools such as weed whackers.
Design and Performance Evaluation of a Micro-Scale Concentrated Solar Power TechnologyEnergyJanuary 01, 1970 - January 01, 197020,744,569.80On-goingThe Mindanao Renewable Energy R&D Center (MREC) is a research center to be hosted by the Ateneo de Davao University that will pursue thematic societal research on appropriate and sustainable energy systems and other vital large socio-technical systems that reinforce its sustainability.     MREC is designed and intended to support the research activities of faculty and students from other Universities and individuals in Mindanao who are working on renewable energy technologies. In a way, MREC will supplement the existing laboratory facilities of partner Universities in Mindanao. Aside from the use of facilities for research purposes, trainings on technology development and use of facilities and technology protection and, ultimately, business development and commercialization of the developed technologies will be handled as well. The concentrateed solar power (CSP) facility will be uwilizing parabolic dish solar (PDS) collector system that consists of more than 800 hexagonal-shaped facets made of thin film refletors. Each facet is constructed using swivel and vall joint mechanism to make it adjustable to miximize the concentration ratio. To address the availability locally, the team decided to use adjustable swivel joint of shower heads made of plastic materials. Since the syste will be installed outdoors, the base structue will be purposely cosntructe made of structural steel materials to withstand the weather conditions on site. For the automatic tracking mechanism, an electric motor will drive the ring-roller mechanism at the base which serve as pivot. Also, a power screw mechanism will be utilized for the tilting action of the dish. The reflected solar radiation will be concentrated into and collected by the cavity type receiver. Then the solar energy collected will be converted into theral energy for purposes of heating and/or generating elecricity. Thermal oil will be used as the heat transfer fluid carrying the thrmal energy into the oil--to-steam heat exchanger (O/WHE). The heat exchanger will serve as the boiler of the 7.5kVA steam trubine generator unit. The system will utilize oil-to-salt heat exchanger (O/SHE) for the thermal energy storage (TES).
Southern Tagalog Islands Research and Development Consortium (STIRDC)Human Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 1970 - December 31, 20221,847,352.00New
Effects of Copper Concentration to the Thermoelectric Properties of Chalcopyrite Mineral: A Material for Power Generation ApplicationsMindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyHuman Resource DevelopmentJanuary 01, 1970 - January 01, 19702,444,822.80NewThis project aims to bring out potential thermoelectric materials that are abundant, nontoxic and environment-friendly for waste heat recovery and power generation applications. In this study, the thermoelectric properties of a naturally occurring chalcopyrite mineral are to be investigated. The relationship of the copper concentration to the overall thermoelectric properties of the copper bearing material is determined.
Project 2 : Development of Protective Processing Technology for Bamboo Musical InstrumentsForest Products Research and Development Institute(DOST-FPRDI)Metals and EngineeringJanuary 01, 1970 - January 01, 19700.00Extendedxx
Development of Local or Indigenous Flavor Alternatives for Ice Cream Process - Newa
Philippine Science Centrum Traveling Exhibits: A Platform for Creating Science Interest Among Students in Selected Geographically Isolated Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA).Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology (PFST)Information Dissemination and Promotion - 0.00On-goingTo enhance students interest in science through Traveling Science Centrum Exhibits
Performance Evaluation of Natural Textile Fibers (NTFs) and Technology Transfer of RYPIC Facility in Miagao, IloiloDOST-Philippine Textile Research InstituteProcess - 0.00New.
She Loves Tech CompetitionQBO - Newa
ZURFACE: Surface Modification of Philippine Natural Zeolite (SMNZ) for the Adsorption of Textile Dye WasteLa Salle UniversityProcess - On-goinga