DoST-TAPI recognizes external stakeholders, institutional partners

Marion Ivy Decena (left), Director of the Department of Science and Technology-Technology Application and Promotion Institute, awards SM Supermalls through Vice President of Corporate Marketing Grace Magno ( center) as a partner institution with DoST-TAPI Chief Scientific Research Specialist Romeo Javate (right). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

AS A form of recognition to institutional partners, the Department of Science and Technology – Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DoST-TAPI) recognized notable external stakeholders during the launch of the DoST-TAPI Roadmap and Stakeholder Recognition on May 13, 2022 at Novotel Manila Araneta City, Quezon City.

The institutional partners have shown dedication through close collaboration with DoST-TAPI in carrying out the mandates of promoting the transfer and commercialization of technology and the development of inventions in the country.

Three major awards were given, namely Gawad Listo, Gawad Sigasig and Gawad Sidha for Research and Development Institutes (RDI) and Sector Councils, and Science and Technology Service Institutes (STS).

Gawad Listo represents the exemplary contribution of a partner or company to help the Institute secure the protection of intellectual property (IP) rights.

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The award was given to Techmatch Asia Inc. as the best partner or company in DoST-TAPI’s Intellectual Property Rights Assistance Program in providing IP services and compliance.

Gawad Sigasig is awarded to the best regional partner of DoST-TAPI in the implementation of various programs and services.

The award was presented to the National Capital Regional Office of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST-NCR) for their contribution in their respective region.

Gawad Sidha acknowledges the efforts of the RDIs of DoST, Sector Councils, STS Institutes and Advisory Bodies to support the core activities of the Institute.

The award was given to the Industrial Technology Development Institute (DoST-ITDI) and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DoST-Phivolcs) for RDIs and STS Institutes, respectively.

For the complete list of winners as institutional partners from previous years to present, visit or send an e-mail [email protected] for more information.

Shirlene J. Manley