DOST-ASTI’s 5th Regional Stakeholders Forum and B2B Meeting Ignites Collaboration and Technology Transfer in Baguio City

5 Sep 2023 3:59 PM

Baguio City, July 13-14, 2023 - The Department of Science and Technology - Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) made significant steps in technology transfer and collaboration, successfully bringing together key stakeholders for fostering innovation and commercializing emerging technologies, as it conducted its 5th Regional Stakeholders Forum and B2B Meeting at The Orchard Hotel, Baguio City. The event, organized with the assistance of the DOST-Cordillera Administrative Region (DOST-CAR), brought together participants from various sectors, both physically and virtually, to explore opportunities to break barriers between scientific knowledge, emerging technologies, and the people.

Mr. Paul John M. Serrano, Chief Science Research Specialist from DOST-ASTI, Director Rodolfo B. del Rosario, Regional Chief for Anti-Red Tape Authority, Mr. Edilberto Chua of EC Solutions and Enterprise, together with Director Franz A. de Leon and Ms. Maria Irene Amatorio, Senior Science Research Specialist and Head of Technology Licensing Office, for the MOA signing of HR Lite. (from left to right)

The Technology Licensing Office (TLO) of DOST-ASTI played an essential role in facilitating the transfer of technologies developed by the agency to potential licensees from the private sector, academe, and local government units in CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region).

The event aimed to bridge the gap between research and market applications and lead the way for the commercialization of pioneering innovations. Notably, the two-day event hosted participants including heads and decision-makers from private companies related to manufacturing, fabrication, engineering design, system integration, and other related fields.

The Technology Licensing Office highlighted DOST commercially ready technologies through informative brochures and captivating promotional videos. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about groundbreaking projects and services like MASID (Meteorological Data Acquisition Stations for Information Dissemination), Kooha, and REIIN (The Resilient Education Information Infrastructure for the New Normal), among other technologies which have the potential to transform industries and improve lives.

Mr. Jeffrey A. Aborot (2nd from left), Supervising Science Research Specialist from DOST ASTI discussing Project QCS with Mr. Bobby O. Corpus, President of Quantum Computing Society of the Philippines, Mr. Robert G. de Luna, Chief, Center for Futures Innovation (PUP) and Mr. Orland D. Tubola, Director of Institute for Strategic Foresight and Innovation, PUP.

Apart from celebrating the partnerships created, the activity served as a business networking event. As it brought curiosity to the attendees, most participated in the afternoon business-to-business (B2B) sessions. A total of nine (9) agreements were signed for purposes of technology validation, partnerships, and sustainability of the turned-over (transferred) projects/technologies.


The 5th Regional Stakeholders Forum and B2B Meeting organized by DOST-ASTI's Technology Licensing Office served as a testament to the institute's commitment to fostering innovation and technology transfer. By encouraging collaboration between scientific knowledge, emerging

technologies, and key stakeholders, the event broke barriers and laid the groundwork for fruitful partnerships that could drive the successful commercialization of groundbreaking technologies.