Dr. Enrico Paringit, executive director of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), urged researchers in the Ilocos to ‘take-out’ their researches from the university and have these licensed and published.
“If you think your technology is good, then take it out of the university so it can be used. We don’t want technology to be rotting on your desks or shelves,” Paringit said during the Research and Development (R&D) conference of the Ilocos Consortium on EERD held in Alaminos City.
Paringit noted that technology transfer and commercialization of researches is low as researchers are not really business-oriented making it difficult for them to apply for a license and ‘sell’ their research.
Out of the 700 researches of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) funded by PCIEERD, 250 are potential technologies that can be mass-produced, he said.
“We urge you to do more research that are aligned with the research agenda and the Philippine Development Plan so that PCIEERD can fund it,” he said.
Regional Director Armando Ganal of DOST in the Ilocos, said research is not just generation or production of facility, but also a generation of knowledge.
“Knowledge transfer is also vital. A research work, when published and licensed, can be a guide and future researches can cite that particular researcher when they do R&D works,” Ganal explained.
Ganal said many research and technology ventures have been successful like the food technology centre which functions as a hub for research, training, short term production of small and medium enterprise and a hub for product development.
In Region I, the food technology center of the Pangasinan State University have served its function. At least five of its technologies and researches have been bought by investors, Ganal said.
The PCIERRD serves as the vehicle to link institutions and catalyze demand- driven research and development activities in engineering and energy that have applications in industry, utility and infrastructure. It also provides support for equipment acquisition and upgrading of laboratory resources.(JCR/VHS, PIA-1)
R & D CONFAB. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) bats for a more pro-active transfer of technology of research works in the region. Dr. Enrico Paringit, executive director of PCIERRD, urged researchers in the Ilocos to ‘take-out’ their researches from the university and have them licensed and published so these can be used.(VHS)