DOST RICE Event accepts entries PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:25

By ELY DUMABOC

In a bid to recognize the indispensability of Filipino inventors, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is set to conduct its Nationwide Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) event, a program being implemented for every two years.

This year, the DOST-IX RICE even will be held on November 14-16 during the agency’s Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) celebration, where the agency’s leading programs, services and technologies will be featured.

The contest is open to both public and private sector inventors and researchers within the region. There are six (6) categories available in the invention contest: Outstanding Invention, Outstanding Utility Model, Outstanding

Industrial Design, Outstanding Creative Research, and Outstanding Student, Creative Research for High School and College Students.

RICE is open to all inventors, makers, designers, creative researchers and student researchers who are Filipino Citizens residing in the region.

Nominations and/or entries shall be accepted only until the 20th of October 2017.

Further information on RICE rules and criteria, as well as other pertinent forms may be viewed and downloaded from http://region9.dost.gov.ph/38- announcement/654-2017- regional-invention- contest-rules- and-criteria The RSTW and RICE welcomes all interested individuals (S&T enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, students, researchers, inventors, innovators, professionals and the general public) to take part in the events. Admission is free. For details, they can visit them at dost9info@gmail.com or visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DOSTRegion9 (Ely Dumaboc)