The Department of Science and Technology in collaboration with institutional partners will showcase Filipino inventions at the 25th National Inventors Week on Nov. 20 to 23 at the Teatro Ilocandia in Batac City.
The event coincides with the 75th (Diamond) Jubilee year of the Filipino Inventors Society Producers Cooperative, one of DOST’s partners. The others partners include the Technology Application Institute, Mariano Marcos State University, the provincial government of Ilocos Norte and the city of Batac.
The four-day event will feature and highlight technology and invention exhibits, technology for, training and workshop on entrepreneurship and financial management, training on scientific writing and among others. The activities are mandated under Presidential Proclamation No. 285 of 1993 which encourages them to showcase unique and marketable inventions of Filipinos for the Filipinos.
The event has “Inventrepinoy for sustainable growth and prosperity” for its theme.
Among those expected to attend are DOST Secretary Fortunato De la Peña, former PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa, former special assistant to the president Christopher Lawrence Go, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, Batac City mayor Albert Chua, FISPC president FranciscoPagayon, MMSU president Dr. Shirley Agrupis, and DOST regional directors Armando Ganal and Sancho Mabborang.
DOST- Ilocos Norte director Joven Viernes said the agency was expecting some 50 exhibitors to present their locally invented products. Experts are expected to share their knowledge and wisdom in developing local entrepreneurs and inventors into innovative ‘InventrePinoys” who can push the country towards sustainable economic development.
“Our inventors have dedicated themselves to creating innovative and customizable inventions. Their self-confidence, vision, wisdom, motivation and delivery skills bring the best ideas to their fullest reality. That is why we, in the FISPC give due honors to local Filipino inventors on this special day. We likewise take this opportunity to render due recognition to all Filipino inventors all over the world,” said Pagayon.
De la Peña will keynote the event which he describes as “an earnest effort to help our Inventrepinoys carve and push sustainable growth and prosperity.”
The other event partners and sponsors are Splash and Healing Galing, One Store, Air 21, Portasol, Probaton, Filwin, Care x Herb, Misty Kool!, EM-Core Dot.Net, Davis & G Blackseed Soap, Filgenius Enterprise, JOCO, Life Source, E Pick Me Up, Carlita R. Doran Herbal Corp., Plantex, Building Beaver Corp., Phenix Garuda, Hana Land Development Corp., E-Pick me up Corp. and Hilmarc’s Construction Corp.