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DOST opens contest for inventors, researchers

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The Department of Science & Technology is encouraging inventors, makers, designers, and creative researchers to submit entries for the 2010 Visayas Islands Invention Contests and Exhibits (VIICE).{{more}}

Selection will be based on the six categories namely: Invention Category (Tuklas Award), Utility Model Category, Industrial Design Category, Creative Research Category (Likha Award), Student Creative Research Category (Sibol Award) for High School, and Student Creative Research Category (Sibol Award) for College.

Invention Category (Tuklas Award) – covered by invention patent still in force granted by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) formerly known as BPTTT.

Utility Model Category — covered by utility model patent/registration still in force granted by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) formerly known as BPTTT.

Industrial Design Category — covered by industrial design patent/registration still in force granted by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) formerly known as BPTTT.

Creative Research Category (Likha Award) — refers to research results with demonstrable qualities and potential for improvement and/ or widespread commercialization/ dissemination.

Student Creative Research for College — refers to new and innovative projects/models developed by college students. These projects/models should possess features and characteristics that may have significant contribution to the promotion of S&T innovations that are not contrary to public order, morals, public health, and welfare.

Student Creative Research for High School — refers to new and innovative projects/models developed by high school students. These projects/models should possess features and characteristics that may have significant contribution to the promotion of S&T innovations that are not contrary to public order, morals, public health, and welfare.

Entry forms are available at the DOST- Negros Oriental Provincial Science & Technology Center (PSTC) in Daro, Dumaguete City or are downloadable from http://www.ro7.dost.gov.ph

Deadline of submission of entries is on July 16, 2010. You may submit your entries to the DOST-Negros Oriental PSTC.

The DOST Regional Office will pre-screen entries based on compliance of the requirements. Three qualifiers for each category will be selected and will have the chance to represent the region for the Visayas Islands Invention Contests and Exhibits at Amigo Plaza Mall, Iloilo City on Aug. 12-14.

Regional qualifiers shall receive a cash incentive of P10,000, a certificate, a plaque, and is subject to submission of additional documents to be finalists for the National Invention Contests and Exhibits (NICE).

This event is hosted by DOST Region VI in collaboration with DOST Region VII and VIII.

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