The Roadmap of the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) was officially revealed during the Launching of the DOST-TAPI Roadmap and Stakeholders’ Recognition on 13 May 2022 at the Novotel Manila Araneta City, Quezon City.
DOST-TAPI Director, Atty. Marion Ivy D. Decena laid the strategic plan of the Institute including the desired goals and outcomes from 2023 to 2032 and beyond.
She acknowledged the presence of the “valley of death” in every technology-based bsiness endeavor, which left many researchers and technology generators in a state of limbo.
“We see it more as a responsibility than a threat and a reason to thrive in providing what is expected from us,” said Dir. Decena.
Thus, the Institute has created new markets through technology transfer and commercialization, provided capital seeds as a form of investment, helped accelerate the investment and technology-readiness levels, and established meaningful and relevant partnerships.
2023: Reaching new heights
DOST-TAPI aims to internationalize intellectual property (IP) applications, fund spin-offs and startups to help them enter the international markets, and launch a virtual exhibit platform.
“With the internationalization of IP applications, we plan to support IP portfolio management with a hundred percent real-time updates published on our in-house IP management system,” said Dir. Decena.
2024: Institutionalizing the march-in of technologies
In preparation of the march-in of technologies, DOST-TAPI backs support and foundation to upgrade the technology-readiness level of IP-based technologies.
“We shall provide financial and technical support to DOST generated and funded technologies in the preliminary stages of commercialization to reach foreign markets or economies,” emphasized Dir. Decena.
She also added that the Institute looks forward to conducting introductory offers of technology including technology-market matching and market-needs assessment with the use of a web net.
2025: Playing an essential role in the innovation system
The established due diligence machinery supports the commercialization of DOST-developed technologies at the international level by providing both defensive and offensive protection of IP assets in a foreign jurisdiction.
“We plan to provide commercialization assistance to DOST-generated technologies for those entities or institutions without technology transfer and business development office,” said Dir. Decena.
The assessment of business modeling, certification, and eventually international licensing of the commercialized DOST-generated technologies is also part of the strategic plan.
2026: Linking Filipino technologies into the world
This year inks the creation of more international IP-based strategies, conduct of business summits for beneficiaries and investors in local and international markets, and expansion of Institute’s platform for technology and product offerings.
2027: Increasing foreign partnership
Aided by enough and solid funding, DOST-TAPI establishes regional and foreign hubs.
“We will bring more DOST technologies to the foreign market that will be backed by our intensive marketing and promotional campaigns, and other related activities to attract possible foreign investors,” said Dir. Decena.
She added that direct foreign investment will create immense opportunities, such as higher economic growth, increased employment rate, and improved technology transfer.
2028-2032: Dominating global expansion activities
The subsequent five years will witness DOST-TAPI’s limelight in acquiring international recognition derived from unwavering efforts over the past years.
“We envision ourselves to finally become a venture capitalist, a business stakeholder, and a partner Institute in the transfer and commercialization of Filipino government-owned technologies,” stressed Dir. Decena.
DOST-TAPI becomes a self-sustaining Institute that provides niche services to support local research and development, enters emerging ventures, fosters local and international opportunities, and generates revenue.
“We look forward to seeing more life-changing opportunities full of challenges and lessons for the Institute,” added Dir. Decena.
She mentioned that these are the steps to continuously and relentlessly provide unique, innovative, and practical solutions as an investment partner for the Filipinos, by the Filipinos.
“As we continue to make change happen to make science for the people, we advocate the way towards PROGRESS: Protect the IPs, Resolve the issues, Oversee the innovation system, Grow with our stakeholders, Reinvent our programs, Enter the markets, and Savor the Success,” concluded Dir. Decena.
For more information, please contact 8837 2071 local 2151 or email email@example.com. (Jund Rian A. Doringo, DOST-TAPI)