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The Department of Science and Technology - Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) in collaboration with the DOST Regional Office No. XI in Davao City, invites local inventors, makers, designers, creative researchers, students (both college and high school levels) and other interested groups in the region to participate in the 2010 Mindanao Invention Contest and Exposition on July 22-25, 2010 at the Ground Floor Activity Areas, NCCC Mall, Matina, Davao City.

The qualified participants are eligible to join in any of the six contest categories of the invention contest: 1) Invention Category (Tuklas Award); 2) Utility Model Category; 3) Industrial Design Category;  4) Creative Research Category (Likha Award); 5) Student Creative Research Category (Sibol Award) for High School; and  6) Student Creative Research Category (Sibol Award) for college.

Sibol Award is open to high school and college students. Entries should be duly endorsed by the school wherein the contestants are students and where the creative research was done.  The endorser can either be the principal, the school head, the dean of the college or the president of the school or university.

Inventions and registered utility models and industrial designs that have won in previous Regional / National Invention Contests, except for special prizes not covered by the Rules and Criteria, shall no longer be eligible to join in the subsequent National / Regional Cluster Invention Contests.  However, those entries that have won under the Creative Research Category may join the Contest, provided that such entries are now patented / registered at the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPO).

Entries in the invention, utility model and industrial design categories must already have patent, utility model registration and industrial registration, respectively, on or before the deadline for the submission of entries.

Deadline of submission of entries is on or before July 15, 2010.

Each regional qualifiers shall receive a cash incentives, certificate and a plaque to be awarded during the awarding / closing ceremonies.

For further information and details, interested participants may contact Engr. Joey Molina of DOST IX at telephone numbers 991-1024.  (DOST IX PRESS RELEASE)


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Department of Science and Technology
Regional Office No. IX
2nd Flr. Limbo Bldg., Sanson St. cor. Roxas St., Barangay San Francisco, Pagadian City
Tel.: (062) 947-3894