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Pushing the local micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) towards smarter and resilient industry players, the Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region held the virtual kickoff for the Small Enterprise Upgrading Program (DOST-NCR SETUP) e-Caravan, a week-long series of virtual and face-to-face activities to promote the upgraded services of SETUP 4.0.
The SETUP e-Caravan presents the various technology assistance for the MSMEs which include capacity building, technology upgrading, consultancies, and manufacturing enhancement assistance, especially during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The country is flying high with its aggressive thrust of harnessing the power of space technology by developing microsatellites, cube satellites, and nanosatellites that can be used for various applications.
Maya-3 and Maya-4, the first Philippine university-built cube satellites (CubeSats), are now in orbit after their successful deployment from the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, 06 October 2021. The so-called ‘cousin’ of these two cube satellites is Maya-1 which is the first Filipino cube satellite that was developed under the Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Microsatellite program (PHL-Microsat).
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The Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) enabled products and services have become even more relevant and necessary for the local health sector especially during the COVID-19 pandemic as the government seeks alternative and safer means to provide health related services to its citizenry as well as to healthcare workers.
In a virtual discussion dubbed, “Talakayang HeaRT Beat on ICT for Health Projects” held on 29 September 2021, four projects supported by the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCHRD) were featured. Two of which happen to have found novel and noble purposes during the pandemic.
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“Let’s vault in!” This was the tagline of partners and stakeholders representing the Pentahelix sectoral groups of Davao del Sur who converged for the Provincial Science and Technology (S&T) Planning Workshop of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
The Provincial Science and Technology Center of Davao del Sur (PSTC DS) was the first among the series of Provincial/Division S&T Planning Workshops for the entire Davao Region that kicked off on 17 September 2021 via online meeting platform. The planning workshop was conducted to gather relevant inputs from different sectors on various issues and concerns that can be addressed through the different DOST programs, projects, and activities.