The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), will hold its 2017 DOST Intellectual Award on November 10, 2017, Friday, at the Acacia Hotel, Alabang.
This activity is part of the DOST-NAST PHL program that aims to (1) give incentives to DOST researchers and technology developers to encourage them to publish on international refereed journals; (2) register their developed technologies; and (3) boost the publication, patent and utility models outputs of DOST and its agencies. This also supports the goal of DOST to institute measures to improve the performance of Research and Development (R&D) institutions and to monitor and evaluate their R&D results.

A total of twenty two (22) publications coming from four (4) DOST agencies namely Food Nutrition Research Institute, Industrial Technology Development Institute, Philippine Nuclear Research Institute and Forest Products Research and Development Institute will be awarded with the International Publication Award. Also, nineteen (19) will be awarded with the Utility Model Registration Award from FNRI, ITDI and FPRDI. On the other hand, there was only one granted panted to be awarded for this year from FNRI.

A cash incentive of Php 60,000.00 will be given to DOST employees who have published on internationally refereed journals which are either Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI) or Scopus listed journals. Php 80,000.00 will also be given to technology generators who were able to patent their technologies and Php 15,000.00 will be given to registered utility models.

The awardees will also receive a plaque and certificate together with the cash incentive. The DOST institution with the highest number of awards received will in turn receive a cash incentive of Php 50,000.00.

NAST PHL is an attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and serves as the country’s premier recognition and advisory body on Science and Technology.