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“It is an innovation of systems, not just technologies,” Academician Willam G. Padolina, said during the turnover ceremonies of the Pagtanaw 2050 at the 2021 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration, when asked how the science, technology and innovation (STI) strategic plan can be operationalized.
Padolina explained that innovation has to be understood in the context wherein it is composed of systems and not merely technologies – that there’s a need to change the systems. There’s a need to innovate in governance, and businesses has to innovate its processes and manage its risk, and that everyone will have to do their part.
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Lagundi and VCO studies show encouraging results against COVID
The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) announced the results of its two studies aimed to see the efficacy of Lagundi and Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) against COVID-19.
This was revealed through a webinar conducted in celebration of the 2021 National Science and Technology Week on November 25, 2021.
2 prestigious universities in Pampanga cater to present-future tech as part of 2021 NSTW celebration
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Two prestigious universities in Pampanga, the Angeles University Foundation (AUF) and Holy Angel University (HAU), welcomed the officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and showcased their technological innovations on 24 November 2021, as part of the celebration of the 2021 National Science and Technology Week in Central Luzon.
Among the DOST officials who visited the grant universities are: Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña, Usec. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, Regional Director Julius Caesar V. Sicat, and Asec. Diana Ignacio.
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The Department of Science and Technology, through the Office of the Assistant Secretary for International Cooperation and the International Technology Cooperation Unit, in partnership with the Embassy of the United States of America in the Philippines, organized a webinar on 5G and Communicative Technologies on 24 November 2021 in connection to the week-long celebration of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW).