Los Baños, Laguna—Seven agricultural products from Region 1 developed through research and development were showcased to investors from Ilocos region and Metro Manila.
Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), through its Intellectual Property and Technology Business Management (IP-TBM) project in cooperation with the provincial government of Ilocos Norte in a recent virtual technology pitch, showcased products biopesticide for tomato, sandcooked peanut, black garlic, ‘kamangeg’ flour, kamangeg cheesecake, pink noodles, and bioethanol distillers to investors, according to a report relayed to newsmen by Cherry B. Bundalian of PCAARRD Media Services.
R&D efforts on biopesticide for tomato and sandcooked peanut were funded by DOST Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), and the other products by the university.
The technology pitch day was conducted after the three-day technology commercialization training, which was participated by researchers and technology transfer officers from MMSU. Dr. Lily Ann Lando served as the mentor and evaluator of the training and pitch day, respectively, reported Bundalian.
MMSU is one of the 51 agencies with IP-TBM office nationwide, which are being supported by PCAARRD. The IP-TBM program aims to establish and enhance the technology transfer and commercialization offices of selected agencies.
It assists researchers and innovators in filing intellectual property protection of their technologies and innovations, and facilitates commercialization of the protected technologies, relayed Bundalian.
Ilocos Norte Gov. Matthew Marcos Manotoc supported the technology transfer efforts and initiatives of PCAARRD and MMSU. Butch Gunio