The UST Ebi Team headed by Dr. Mary Beth Maningas bags second place in the recently-concluded National Invention Contest and Exhibit (NICE) 2016. The event was spearheaded by the Department of Science and Technology – Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST – TAPI) and was held last July 28-31, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.
NICE is a competition open to both public and private sector inventors and researchers who are winners of the 2015 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE 2015); it aims to hone the creativity, craftsmanship, and inventive capabilities of the Filipinos. The contest has six categories namely: Invention Category (Tuklas Award), Utility Model Category, Industrial Design Category, Creative Research Category (Likha Award), and Student Creative Research Category (Sibol Award) for High School and College.
The Annual Planning of the Innovation and Technology Support Offices (ITSOs) was held at the University of Immaculate Conception in Davao City on July 12-14, 2016. No less than the Director General of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), Atty. Josephine R. Santiago, graced the three-day event.
This April 2016, the Philippines will be celebrating the World Intellectual Property Day through a series of events:
World Book and Copyright Day / Dia del Libro (Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati City)
Organized by Instituto Cervantes de Manila, the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines, the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the National Book Development Board (NBDB), Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL)
Viewing of Animahenasyon winning works (IPOPHL, Taguig City)
Animahenasyon is an annual Filipino animation festival that features the different works of both aspiring and professional animators in the country through a competition
Learn, be Empowered, Adopt and Profit (LEAP) from Intellectual Property: Learn to protect your creative and artistic works (IPOPHL, Taguig City)
A Basic Orientation Seminar (BOS) on copyright and copyright in the digital age
Animation demo by the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (IPOPHL, Taguig City)
The Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc (ACPI) will conduct a half-day demonstration and introduction to animation. Adults and kids are encouraged to join.