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The Technology Innovation for Commercialization (TECHNICOM) Program implemented by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) thru the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) invites eligible proponents to submit research and development (R&D) project proposals for CY 2017 funding.

Project proposals must be commercially viable, locally developed, and geared toward market-readiness. Financial and technical assistance shall be granted to R&D projects pursuing pre-commercialization activities, which will be implemented within a period of 1 year.

Listed below are the conditions for eligibility:

Qualified Proponent / Implementing Agencies

• R&D Institutions
• State Universities & Colleges (SUCs) & Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
• Technology Business Incubatees (TBIs) or start-up companies

Project Leader

• Must not have any unsettled accountabilities with the DOST system
• Submission of curriculum vitae and other proof of capabilities
• Endorsement from the Head of Agency
• Eligibility of the project leader is to be determined by the TECHNICOM program unit

Collaborator / Technology Adopter

• Applicants are required to have at least one (1) collaborator / cooperating agency / industrial partner which may become the project's adopter or potential investor
• The collaborator / technology adopter must be a public or private Filipino entity

Project Activities Eligible to Receive Grant

• Prototype Development
• Pilot-Scale Testing / Scaling-up Production
• Technology Validation
• Field / Market Testing

Coverage of Assistance
• Direct or indirect cost including personal services, maintenance and other operating expenses and equipment outlay
• Budget details must be reflected on Line-Item Budget (LIB) and must be pursuant guidelines for DOST Grants-in-Aid (GIA) funds


• Project proposal following the required TECHNICOM format (DOST Form No. 2D)
• Proponent's letter of intent addressed to:

Director, TAPI and
Program Director, TECHNICOM
Technology Application and Promotion Institute
DOST Compound, General Santos Avenue,
Bicutan, Taguig City

• Workplan
• Line-item Budget
• Endorsement letter from head of the proponent agency and / or institution
• Letter of commitment from collaborating agency and / or private industry partners

Interested applicants may submit their proposal to the above address, thru fax (632) 838 1127, or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 5:00 PM on March 15, 2017.

For more information, please call (632) 837 2071 local 2157 or 2167 and look for
Ms. Irene Vee O, Esteban and / or Ms. Florisa Mae A. Ilagan of the TECHNICOM Program Unit.

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