The Muntinlupa city government will be allocating a 700 square-meter land for the establishment of the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) Science and Technology Innovation (STI) Corridor.
“Recognizing Muntinlupa City’s status as one of NCR’s fast rising commercial, educational and business centers, and given DOST-NCR’s strong and successful partnership in implementing science, technology and innovation programs in Muntinlupa, the city government through the initiative of Mayor Jaime R. Fresnedi will be allocating 700 square meters of land area in Brgy. Sucat, Muntinlupa for the establishment of the Science and Technology Innovation Corridor,” DOST Secretary Fortunato “Boy” T. de la Peña has reported.
The DOST chief said STI Corridor aims to integrate the Science, Technology and Innovation roadmap among the Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs) in Muntinlupa, other institutions like Muntinlupa City Technical Institute (MCTI) and DOST-NCR that will also align their priority research programs to the Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda (HNRDA).
Among the LUCs that will benefit from the project are the Colegio de Muntinlupa (CdM) and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa (PLMun).
“It will also be a hub where anyone with creative ideas can conceptualize, discuss and build on S & T-based solutions to problems facing Metro Manila in general and Muntinlupa in particular through R&D (research and development), innovations, and process and product development that is focused on emerging sectors,” de la Peña said.
He said STI Corridor in Sucat, Muntinlupa shall also be linked to the DOST Research and Development Institutions (RDIs) in DOST Bicutan, Taguig to facilitate prototyping of tangible innovative R&D outputs.
“To complete the package of assistance, STI Corridor will likewise assist in the registration of intellectual properties and conduct technology matching activities to ensure that process and product outputs will reach their intended end-users,” he added.