The Metropolitan Manila Industry and Energy Research & Development Consortium (MMIERDC), a collaborative network among government agencies, private institutions, industry associations, and the academe, accepts R&D proposals for funding in the following areas: energy, food and environment. 

Objectives and Functions


  • Promote efficiency in research activities through possible sharing of resources of participating schools/institutions e.g. manpower skills, equipment, facilities, or even funding support
  • Avoid duplication of efforts of common R&D activities and create opportunity for interaction among researchers in schools and the sectors concerned
  • Create a mechanism for proper coordination, programming, development, and utilization of resources for related R&D works
  • Foster interagency collaboration and participation of local government and private sector in industry and energy R&D activities
  • Promote adoption and utilization of R&D output
  • Develop an industry sector in NCR to become globally competitive
  • Formulate an R&D Agenda for sectors that will be identified by the consortium
  • Generate funding to conduct R&D activities




  • Formulate the policies and guidelines related to the operation and implementation of activities of the consortium
  • Plan and formulate integrated programs and projects relating to industry and energy for the social, economic and environmental stability of the region
  • Develop strategies to generate funds to support the integrated regional R&D program, manpower enhancement activities and other collaborative activities
  • Recommend research projects/programs to funding agencies through PCIERD
  • Formulate and execute institutional mechanism to promote the consortium its functions
  • Strengthen linkages with other sectors and regions.
  • Confirm all appointments and memberships applications to the consortium.