The time has come once more for all inventors, innovators and creative researchers to show their projects and shine with their creations in this year’s invention contest despite the pandemic.
The Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI) is now accepting entries to the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE), a nationwide activity conducted in different regions to recognize the indispensability of the Filipino inventors to Philippine society and their important contribution to national economic development.

The RICE serves as the qualifying round, in the regional level, for the National Invention Contest and Exhibits (NICE) to be held in 2022. This program is being implemented and organized in collaboration with the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) of the DOST.
This prestigious competition is open to both the public and private sector Filipino inventors and researchers residing within Davao Region for the regional awards.
Inventors may qualify in five categories, such as the Tuklas Award for the most outstanding invention, Outstanding Utility Model, Outstanding Industrial Design, Likha Award for the most outstanding research and development (R&D) of a technology, and Sibol Award for the most creative research in high school and college levels.

Call for entries starts on 01 March 2021 to 03 October 2021. Contestants are required to submit all the necessary documents to the DOST XI not later than the said period. All requirements and pertinent information on the various categories can be downloaded thru these links:  and at .

For more information on the regional contest, kindly contact DOST XI S&T Promotion, Department of Science and Technology, Regional Office XI, Friendship cor. Dumanlas Rds., Bajada, Davao City or email to and call telephone numbers (082)227-1313 / (082) 221-5428.