The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. 1 (DOST – 1) through the Research and Development and International Linkages Program Management Center (RDILPMC) conducted this year’s TechTalk: featuring the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) – DOST-funded Technologies on May 03, 2023, via Zoom and FB Live. 

The webinar sought to showcase DOST-funded Technologies that are accessible for transfer and commercialization as well as give attendees helpful insights, particularly on product development. 

Ms. Adelisa C. Florendo, Officer-in-Charge for Field Operations of DOST-1 extended her profound appreciation to the speaker and welcomed the participants from the academe, government agencies, and private institutions present in the meeting. “We hope to inspire new ideas that will contribute towards the development of smarter, more efficient technologies. As we dive into the presentations, I encourage all attendees to keep an open mind and engage with each other as we consider the potential of these new technologies. Thank you all for joining us today, and we hope that this webinar provides an informative and engaging learning experience for all of us present here this morning. Muli, isang maka agham po na umaga sa ating lahat!.” she remarked.

Mr. Eleazer Grande, Science Research Assistant I of the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), presented some of the products innovated and developed by the university’s team of Food Products and Innovation Center (FPIC), including the “ToMango Juice” which has been a qualifier for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Innovation Award last 2022. The Innovation Award is given to products in food science and technology that exhibit highly technical innovativeness and market attractiveness. He also highlighted the benefits of these products, their competitive advantage, and projected net income including the initial requirements for possible adoption.

To this, he encouraged everyone to adopt the available MMSU-DOST-funded technologies and visit their location for more innovative products developed by the University. 

The webinar ended with a closing message from Ms. Annalie L. Rosales, Science Research Specialist II and Head of the Research and Development and International Linkages Program Management Center (RDILPMC) “I encourage everyone to fully explore the benefits of these solutions and consider the positive impact they could have on our or your organizations. On behalf of DOST-1, I would like to thank you all for your time and participation today. It is our sincere hope that this presentation has shed light on the profound impact that technology can have not only here in our region and of course the limitless possibilities that lie ahead. Let us all continue to work together, embrace technology, and strive towards a brighter, more innovative future for all.”