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GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR INVENTIONS - PHILIPPINES- . Republic of the Philippines TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION AND PROMOTION INSTITUTE Department of Science and Technology. INTRODUCTION. Building IPR capacity through various programs of assistance to Filipino inventors for their inventions.

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GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR INVENTIONS

- PHILIPPINES-

Republic of the Philippines

TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION AND PROMOTION INSTITUTE

Department of Science and Technology

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INTRODUCTION

  • Building IPR capacity through various programs of assistance to Filipino inventors for their inventions.
    • eligibility for assistance is based on merits of inventions
    • women avail of assistance under same terms as those of their male counterpart
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BACKGROUND

  • The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
    • provides central direction, leadership and coordination of all science and technology activities in the country
    • formulates S&T policies and programs in support of national development priorities
    • exercises supervision over the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI)
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BACKGROUND

  • Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI)
    • promotes commercialization of technologies
    • implements RA No. 7459, Inventors and Inventions Incentives Act
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ASSISTANCE ON INVENTIONS

RA NO. 7459, Inventors and Invention Incentives Act

….. the Government shall provide a program to set up a climate conducive to invention and innovation, give encouragement and support to inventors who are creative and resourceful, as well as imbued with a deep sense of nationalism, and maximize the capability and productivity of inventors through incentives and other forms of assistance and support.

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Assistance Programs

Intellectual Property Rights Assistance Program

provides assistance in patenting and utility model registration to encourage creative and inventive activities and investments in R&D

  • Around 23 patent and utility model registrations obtained in behalf of 42 women
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Assistance Programs

Prototype Development

providing financial support for the fabrication of models for testing, demonstration and promotion

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Assistance Programs

Testing Assistance

  • provides financial assistance for laboratory testing analyses
  • endorses inventors/technologists/researchers request for access to laboratory facilities of RDIs, other government offices, TAPI accredited test laboratories
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Assistance Programs

Pilot Plant Assistance

provides financial/technical assistance for limited production of an invention or a utility model product for test marketing purposes

  • Objective:
  • establish economic and technical viability of selected inventions and utility models, thus, enhancing invention’s/utility model’s commerciability
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Assistance Programs

Promotion and Publication

  • Publication of promotional materials for patented and patent-pending inventions covering mainly printing costs of pre-determined number of publication/ promotion materials (brochures, leaflets, flyers, posters and labeled packages)
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Assistance Programs

National Inventors’ Week Celebration

  • Features
  • exhibition of commercialized inventions
  • product demo/ launching
  • seminars/ workshops/ fora
  • National Invention Contest (focal activity)
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Assistance Programs

Invention Contest

  • Categories:
  • Invention (Tuklas Award)
  • Utility Model
  • Industrial Design
  • Creative Research
  • Sibol Award
  • (Student Creative Research)

Winners in the invention contest are granted cash awards /

medals/ certificates

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Assistance Programs

Invention Contest

  • from 2001 to 2006, four (4) winners are women, one of them won several times through these years
  • WIPO provides Gold Medals, cash and certificates for first prize winners in Inventions (Tuklas Award) and Student Creative Research (Sibol Award) – high school and college levels
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Assistance Programs

Exhibit/ Fair

  • promotion/ marketing of Filipino invention products in tie-up with other government agencies, private sector and business associations covering mainly basic cost of participation and/or promo collaterals
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Assistance Programs

RA 7459, “Inventors and Invention Incentives Act of the Philippines”

Tax/Duty Exemption Assistance

TAPI-DOST facilitates evaluation and processing of requests for tax/duty exemption of patented inventions:

  • exemption from payment of license fees, permit fees and other business taxes
  • exemption from all kinds of taxes during the first ten (10) years from date of first sale
  • exemption from custom duties, import charges for raw materials, equipment needed in manufacture of technologies/ inventions.
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Assistance Programs

RA No. 7459, “Inventors and Invention Incentives

Act of the Philippines”

Invention Guarantee Fund

  • to guarantee the loan assistance of government banks for Filipino inventions
  • maximum guarantee coverage of P200,000
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Assistance Programs

Travel Assistance

  • support for participation in international invention contests/ exhibitions
  • limited to winners in the National Invention Contest
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Assistance Programs

Training

  • provides training to enhance capabilities of inventors in commercializing/ marketing their inventions
  • covers enhancement of entrepreneurial and technical skills
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Assistance Programs

Inventschool

  • Conduct of invent school program (ISP) in private and public schools in cooperation with the inventors’ groups, LGUs and NGOs to stimulate students’ interest for creativity and inventiveness
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SUPPORT TO INVENTORS ORGANIZATION

  • 18 inventors organizations
  • - of these, 5 are women inventors organizations
  • - some members of women inventors organizations are also members of other organizations
  • funding support for organization inventor/invention related activities
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2008 Women Organizations Projects Supported by TAPI-DOST

  • 1. Women Inventors Association of the Philippines, Inc. (WIAPI)
    • Publication and dissemination of the Directory of the Creative Women Researchers and Patent Holders from 1958-2005
    • - the database will be updated to include abstracts of inventions and researches
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2008 Women Organizations Projects Supported by TAPI-DOST

  • Invent School Program Activities in Baseco, Tondo and Payatas Areas
    • - to train selected out-of-school-youths in these depressed areas to become “invent-trepreneurs”
  • Enhancing Creative and Innovative Body and Mind Activities for a healthy, Productive and Meaningful Life through Reach Out and Read and Body Wellness Program
    • - a series of seminars focus on the importance of a “sound mind”
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Women Organization Projects Supported by TAPI-DOST

  • 2. Women in Science and Technology Development Foundation, Inc. (WISTDF)
    • Mentoring Youth Through Inventiveness and Entrepreneurship System (MY TIES)
    • - for public awareness of the contribution and impact of Filipino inventions to health and wealth of the country and the world
    • - to encourage the youth to invent and innovate to help ensure their welfare and that of the nation.