By Dhel Nazario
The Department of Science and Technology’s Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) launched on Friday #SPICEStoDOSTLabS in an effort to “add flavor” to the promotion of testing laboratories of the agency at the Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory (ADMATEL) at the DOST Compound in Taguig City.
The #SPICEStoDOSTLabS or the “Strategic Promotion through Integrating Collaboration and Engagement of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) to Support the Technology Transfer and Commercialization of DOST-Developed Technologies including Testing Laboratories and Services” provides a venue for the DOST research and development institutes (RDI) and stakeholders for demonstration, orientation, and dissemination of DOST laboratories and services.
“With this launching, we are one with you in finding solutions to issues relative to your industry in improving productivity through an innovative ecosystem for your operations which improves quality of products or services and increases the quantity of outputs,” said Dr. Annabelle V. Briones, Director of the Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI).
Dir. Briones also emphasized the importance of collaborations in creating a harmonious relationship towards a unified goal. As a series of laboratory visits, #SPICEStoDOSTLabS plans to introduce the premier laboratories of the Department with ADMATEL as the first stop.
ADMATEL is a testing laboratory equipped with advanced analytical equipment for failure analysis and materials characterization including surface and thermal analysis, sample preparation, and external visual inspection.
Conceived from the conduct of DOST-TAPI’s Technology Transfer Day in 2016, the event opens and widens the scope of technology transfer and commercialization by tapping the special need of the stakeholders particularly the industry players in engaging in research and development (R&D).
“We came to realize that in order for our stakeholders to commercialize their technologies, they would need assistance to fulfill initial R&D first and that can materialize through the help of our RDI’s laboratory services,” said Engr. Edgar I. Garcia, Director of DOST-TAPI.
The launch was attended by at least 75 participants from the industry, academe, and government sectors.