Innovative way to invite more technology adopters: DOST launches TekNegoShow Special Edition

Published July 8, 2021, 1:36 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

The Department of Science and Technology-Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) has found an innovative way to invite more businesses in the country to adopt their technologies and avail of their research and product development services.

(Screenshot from DOST-ITDI Facebook Page)

The DOST-ITDI launched Thursday, July 8, the TekNegoShow Special Edition, an online business talk show aimed at attracting more technology adopters to support its endeavors and services.

The show is produced by the ITDI’s Technological Services Division, through its Information and Documentation Section.

DOST-ITDI Director Dr. Annabelle V. Briones said the special edition of the TekNegoShow will feature four technologies—Salt processing technology, Abaca fiber-reinforced composite, Nanoclay production, and Biodegradable plastic; and their two newly-opened research facilities —Multi-Industry Modular Innovation Center or MMIC; and Multiple Materials Platform for Additive Manufacturing Project or MATDEV Laboratory.

“We are hopeful that through this communication medium that more of our businesses will strike up interest in adopting ITDI-developed technologies and avail themselves of two new research and product development services from the Modular Multi-Industry Innovation Center or InnoHub sa Pinas and MATDEV Laboratory (Materials Development R& D),” she said in her welcome remarks during the launch.

ITDI Deputy Director for Research and Development Dr. Christine Marie C. Montesa noted that the TekNegoShow Special Edition is part of the Institute’s Strategic Communication Portfolio for Enhanced Technology Promotion and Transfer project.

“This show, TekNegoShow Special Edition, is a way to strategically promote ITDI-developed technologies and technical services using online media, especially during this time when most events are showcased virtually,” she said in a message.

“Thus, from an R&D perspective, having this show is truly important as it provides us a good communication tool in promoting science, technology, and innovation, specifically the technological innovations and technical services of the Institute.”

In her closing message, ITDI Deputy Director for Administrative and Technical Services Dr. Zorayda V. Ang noted that the technologies that will be featured in the show have the potential to contribute to the growth and development of the country’s economy.

“Maaari itong maging negosyo at source of livelihood para sa mga local businesses at komunidad (It can be a business and source of livelihood for local businesses and communities),” she said.

“Ang mga gawaing ito ay naging ganap dahil sa angking talino at kakayahan ng mga technology experts, industry partners, at stakeholders who have worked together para maisakatuparan ang proyektong ito at magamit ang mga teknolohiya at inobasyon sa tamang paraan tungo sa pag-unlad (These activities have been made possible by the talent and ability of technology experts, industry partners, and stakeholders who have worked together to carry out this project and use technologies and innovations properly towards development),” Ang said.

She called on the public to patronize Filipino innovations and homegrown technologies.

“Tulad ng pagsuporta natin sa launching na ito (As we support this launching), let’s help pave the way to industrial and social progress gamit ang (using the) local technologies and innovations,” she said.

The DOST-ITDI will broadcast six episodes beginning July 8, every Thursday at 1:30 a.m. via Facebook TekNegoShow and Youtube ITDI DOST.

The TekNegoShow Special Edition is sequel of the TekNegoShow Season 1, which was first launched on October 22, 2020.

The ITDI’s Technological Services Division originally aired TekNegoShow for one season or 13 episodes.