The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region II launched its new project dubbed as EINSTEIN 1K or Engaging Innovation by Nurturing Significance of Thousand Excellent Ideas in the North on 27 August 272020via DOST-RO2 Facebook page Live Stream.
EINSTEIN 1K is set to raise the bar for Region II in terms of contributed inventions, utility model, industrial design, and trademark.
This new project aims to register 1,000 patents that will include Utility Model, Industrial Design, Copyright, and Trademark; entice researchers and inventors to become Career Scientist Applicants; institutionalize reward system for approved Intellectual Property (IP) policies, and create spin-off companies by mainstreaming Industry 4.0 and SETUP 2.0. Incidentally, SETUP is one of the flagship programs of the DOST that stands for Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program.
DOST Regional Office II Director Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang said that this new project is not only to put the picture of Region II in the innovation arena but to create, as well, a sustainable synergy among the project-partners in nurturing the research and development (R&D) ecosystem in the countryside.
The launching was done virtually with DOST-II signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Property Office of the Philippines, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Cagayan State University (CSU), Batanes State Colleges (BSC), Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU), University of La Salette-Santiago City, St. Mary’s University, St. Paul University of the Philippines, University of St. Louis (USL), and Quirino State University (QSU).
The virtual event was attended by DOST Secretary Prof. Fortunato T. de la Peña; DOST Undersecretary for Regional Operations Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano; DOST Region II DirectorEngr. Sancho A. Mabborang; Atty. Rowel S. Barba, IPOPHL general director; Dr. Alfonso R. Simon, BSC president; Dr. Urdujah A. Tejada, CSU president, Dr. Ricmar P. Aquino, Isabela State Universitypresident; Dr. Hermenegildo F. Samoy Jr., QSU president; Dr. Andres Z. Taguiam, NVSU president; Rev. Fr. Renillo H. Sta. Ana, CICM, USL president; and Hon. Cloyd C. Velasco, PCCI Region II Governor. (Source: DOST Region II, 0966-310-7795 firstname.lastname@example.org)