'Time to shine': Inventors, researchers in Davao urged to submit entries to 2021 Invention Contest

The Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI) has called on inventors, innovators and creative researchers to submit their entries to the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) to be held in November this year.


It announced that it has started accepting entries to the RICE, which will be held on November 3 to November 5, a nationwide activity which seeks to recognize the indispensable role of the Filipino inventors and their valuable contributions to national economic development.

"The time has come once more for all inventors, innovators and creative researchers to show their projects and shine with their creations in this year’s invention contest despite the pandemic,” it said in a statement on Monday, March 15.

The RICE, which will be held on May 25 to 27, serves as the qualifying round in the regional level for the 2022 National Invention Contest and Exhibits (NICE).

"This prestigious competition is open to both the public and private sector Filipino inventors and researchers residing within Davao Region for the regional awards,” DOST XI said.

It noted that the program is being carried out and organized in collaboration with the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) of the DOST.

"Inventors may qualify in five categories, such as the Tuklas Award for the most outstanding invention, Outstanding Utility Model, Outstanding Industrial Design, Likha Award for the most outstanding research and development (R&D) of a technology, and Sibol Award for the most creative research in high school and college levels,” it said.

The DOST XI said all requirements and pertinent information on the various categories can be downloaded thru these links: https://cutt.ly/2021RICEDownloadableForm and at https://cutt.ly/2021RICEentryformRXI.