The Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is calling for Technology Innovation for Commercialization (TECHNICOM) Proposals. This is aimed to fast-track the transfer, utilization and commercialization of R&D outputs to contribute to the country’s sustainable development thru relevant technological platforms.
TECHNICOM Program is now ready to accept proposals for pre-commercialization of technically-viable technologies pipeline for CY 2019 funding.
A. Proponent/Implementing Agency
The following may apply for this GIA support:
1. Research and Development Institutions (RDls)
2. State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Private Higher Education Institutions (HEls)
3. Technology Business lncubatees (TBls) and/or start-up companies with previous DOST assistance on technology development phase
B. Project Leader
The project leader must not have unsettled accountabilities with the DOST System. The TECHNICOM Program Unit will determine the eligibility of the project leader based on his/her technical and managerial capabilities.
C. Collaborator/Technology Adoptor
The Program encourages S&T collaboration to contribute to the realization of DOST outcomes. Applicants are required to have at least one collaborator/cooperating agency/industrial partner who may eventually become a technology adoptor and/or potential investor. Any Filipino entity (public or private) may qualify as collaborator/technology adoptor.
D. Project Activities
The Program provides one-year grant for the following pre-commercialization activities:
1. Commercial Prototype Development
2. Pilot-Scale Testing/ Scaling-up Production
3. Technology Validation
4. Field/Market Testing
Technologies that are aligned with the R&D Priority Areas and Programs under the Harmonized National R&D Agenda (2017-2022) will be an advantage.
COVERAGE OF ASSISTANCE
Financial assistance covers direct and indirect cost including personal services, maintenance and other operating expenses and equipment outlay. Budget details must be reflected in the Line-Item Budget (LIB), pursuant to the DOST-GIA guidelines.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SHORTLISTING
1.Concept proposal following the attached TECHNICOM format
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the project leader
3. Line-Item Budget (LIB)
For inquiries, applicants may get in touch with the TECHNICOM Program Unit at telephone numbers (632) 837 2071 local 2157 or 2167 or telefax (632) 838 1127.