Tables Turn in Quezon City, DOST-NCR Conducts Reverse Pitching Workshop

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As part of the Innovation, Science, and Technology for Accelerating Regional Technology-Based Development (iSTART) Program, which aims to support balanced development geographically by accelerating regional growth through science, technology and Innovation, DOST-NCR conducted a Reverse Pitching workshop for the local government of Quezon City on 21 May 2024 in preparation for crafting the Local Government of Quezon City’s Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Plan that is aligned with the city’s plans and urban requirements.

During the Reverse Pitching Workshop, members of the STI Technical Working Group (TWG) of Quezon City presented their needs to researchers and experts, with the end goal of matching these to already available technologies for transfer, or conducting research and development.

In response, academic institutions such as University of Santo Tomas, Technological University of the Philippines-Manila, and Trinity University also shared their research studies, as did DOST’s Research and Development Institutes (RDIs) including FPRDI, ASTI, FNRI, and ITDI, and DOST’s sectoral councils, PCAARRD and PCHRD, presented their technological solutions that suit the city’s requirements.

During the workshop, the STI TWG also drafted respective project briefs from the presented technologies of the RDIs. These project briefs will be inputs during the TWG’s prioritization workshop as they near the finalization of Quezon City’s STI Plan towards becoming a smart and sustainable city.

By: Noel Calcetas, SCCU

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