National Inventors Week: Wealth of World-Class (WOW) Filipino Inventions
WITH the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) taking the lead through its Technology Application and Promotion Institute, the nation celebrates National Inventors Week with activities at the Philippine Trade Training Center on November 11-15, 2004, as well as in other regional sites, showcasing Filipino creativity and inventiveness.
Inventors including government and private inventors, researchers, and students in high schools and colleges nationwide will compete in the annual invention contests. There are 265 entries in five categories, namely, outstanding invention (Tuklas Award), outstanding utility model, outstanding industrial design, outstanding creative research (Likha Award), and outstanding student creative research (Sibol Award). There are six classifications in each category housing and construction; food, nutrition, health, and education; agriculture, fisheries, forestry, and natural resources; energy and transportation; communication, entertainment, and information technology; and environment and sanitation. Winners will receive cash prizes and trophies.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a United Nations agency, will give the WIPO Gold Medal Award and cash to the best Tuklas entry with the potential to produce significant or beneficial contributions to humanity. …