National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines

The country's premier recognition and advisory body on Science and Technology

 
THE OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION AWARD
(Gregorio Y. Zara Medal)

The award is given in recognition of the efforts of technology generators and developers whose technologies have been commercialized.  Only one award will be given every year.

Entries may come from any of the following:
 
  • Agriculture (including Aquaculture and Forestry)
  • Industry and Engineering (Energy, Environment, Earth Science, Textile, Process, Mining and Minerals, Materials Science, Transportation, Wood and Wood Products, Construction)
  • Health and Nutrition and Related Pharmaceuticals and Social Sciences
  • Information Communications Technology (ICT), Multi-media, Electronics, Software, etc.
 
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION
 
The Outstanding Technology Commercialization awardee will be chosen by the Board of Judges.  The Board of Judges will formulate their own guidelines of judging based on the suggested criteria:
 
  • Contribution to technological development
a. originality/novelty/usefulness, innovation/adaptation (Patentability)
b. potential for local value-added
  • Commercialization Scale (Profitability and Productivity)
  • Use of environment-friendly materials/technology
  • Direct benefits to the public
  • Presentation of Paper
 
GUIDELINES
 
a. The contest is open to all Filipino researchers and inventors

b. Technology must have been commercialized within ten (10) years preceding the award
 
c. Each entry must have a write-up containing the following information:
  • Title of Technology
  • Description of Technology
  • Profile of the production/services, marketing and financial operations (including list of technology adopters and their addresses)
  • Impact of the technology on productivity and profitability to technologies
 
d. Nominations may be made by heads of government or private research institutions, departments of colleges or universities, or academic/professional organizations or societies.
 
e. The Board of Judges may, if found necessary, visit the plant/s commercializing the technology
 
f. Decisions of the Board of Judges shall be final and unappealable.
 
g. The Board of Judges has the right not to declare any winner.
 
 
THE PRIZE

Winner will receive a cash prize of PhP150,000.00 and a medal.
 
The deadline for submission of nominations is every last working day of November.
 
Submit ten (10) complete sets of entries to the:
 
NAST Secretariat
3rd Level Science Heritage Building
DOST Complex, Bicutan, Taguig City 1631
Email:  secretariat@nast.ph