The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic Research and Resources Development (PCAARRD) recently participated in the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in its first Technology Transfer Day at Sofitel Philippines Plaza Hotel, CCP Complex in Pasay City.

The event had the theme, PROMISE: Promoting Research and Outstanding Milestones in Innovations and Science for Enterprenuerships.

It was organized to showcase the write range of Filipino technologies generated through strong partnerships and linkages among scientists, researchers, innovators, inventors, enterprenuers and industry players.

A total of 75 technologies and their corresponding products from the DOST councils, its regional offices and research and development institutes, responsive to the needs of local industry were displayed during the one day affair.

PCAARRD showcased 12 technologies for commercialization. These include biogroe technology, chevon processed products carrageenan as fertilizer, loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) diagnostic kit for shrimp pathogens, LAMP for porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, genome-based lateral flow strip biosensor quick detection and quick response kit against shrimp diseases, semen extender for goat, impeller type compact rice mill, milkfish fry counter, sea cucumber hybrid dryer, pelletizing machine for goats feeds and package of technologies (POT) for mango.

The DOST Technology Transfer Day provided an opportunity for investors, enterprises and organizations to the get most out of market-ready technologies in areas of agricultural productivity, industry competitiveness, countryside development, environment and disaster risk reduction management and quality healthcare.

The event also provided the venue for the presentations of selected S&T-based technologies from technology generators, testimonials of selected technology adopters and negotiations of technology transfer deals with invited potential investors and organizations.

Meanwhile direct licensing to the commercialization of BioGroe a DOST-PCAARRD-funded project, was signed between the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and All Trade Marketing and Manufacturing in accordance with the Republic Act 10055 or the Technology Transfer Act.(PSciJourn MegaManila).