Inventions: Responding to Global Challenges

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Inventions: Responding to Global Challenges


The Department of Science and Technology (DoST) through the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) will hold the 2009 National Invention Contest and Exhibits (2009 NICE) at the Philippine Trade Training Center in Pasay City on November 16-20, 2009.Pursuant to Article II of Republic Act No. 7459, the Philippine Inventors Act, the National Invention Contest aims to give recognition to ingenious Filipinos and encourage the value of inventiveness among the young. The 2009 NICE is highlighted by the conferment of awards, including Outstanding Inventions (Tuklas Award), Outstanding Utility Models, Outstanding Industrial Designs, Outstanding Creative Researches (Likha Award), and Outstanding Student Creative Research (Sibol Award) for high school and college students.This year’s entries for the National Invention Contest are the winners of Regional Cluster Inventions Contests in Mindanao, Northern Luzon, Bicol, Visayas, National Capital Region, Regions III, IV-Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), and IV-Mimaropa (Mindoro (Occidental and Oriental), Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan).With the theme, “Inventions: Responding to Global Challenges,” the week-long event highlights the Filipino inventors’ crucial role, through their pioneering inventions and innovations, in helping the country cope with diverse challenges brought about by global change. …

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