The Department of Science and Technology (DOST IX) opens the doors of the 2016 Regional Science and Technology (S&T) Week to the public on July 25-27 at the Zamboanga del Norte Convention and Sports Center in Dipolog City.
Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano, Regional Director for DOST IX says that this event, aside from showcasing the department's top technologies and services, is also geared toward bringing together people of different ideologies and interests with the intention of inspiring them, to perhaps become the nation's next great scientific mind.
With the theme “Juan Science, One Nation”, the event will feature the agency's leading technologies, designed to address 6 DOST committed outcome areas that have been identified to be integral in both national development and global competitiveness.
These 6 outcome areas are Industry Competitiveness - which highlights DOST-IX's laboratory innovations and services; Enterprise Development- which showcases the agency's contributions in bolstering economic development; Health & Nutrition - features advancements developed to improve the Filipino's quality of life; IT-BPM & eGovernment - which puts the spotlight on innovations in the field on information technology; Education & Research - focuses on programs and projects geared towards academics and learning, and Disaster Preparedness - which puts developments in environmental awareness and safety front and centre.
Noteworthy is the DOST IX's 50% discount on selected Regional Standards & Testing Laboratory (RSTL)services and samples for the duration of the 3-day event.
Apart from the aforementioned exhibits, various technical sessions on Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) and Disaster Management are also lined up.