The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is mandated to provide central direction, leadership, and coordination of scientific and technological efforts and ensure these are geared and utilized in areas of maximum economic and social impact.
DOST Region X with the support of the DOST Councils and the Research and Development Institutes have been in the forefront of technology intervention in various industry sectors of the economy in the region. It has continuously improved its services to the micro, small and medium enterprises by developing and introducing strategies for interventions that is deemed appropriate to the needs of these firms.
The National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) is an annual celebrationearheaded by the DOST to showcase the country’s S&T initiatives, and new Filipino-led programs and projects. It highlights the significant contributions of science and technology to national development and has become a platform for heralding S&T advocacy in the country.
This year, the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW 2016) will be celebrated simultaneously in different Regions. The activity will comprise of exhibits, forums, contests and various S&T based activities.
For Region 10, the NSTW 2016 Regional Celebration will be conducted on July 23-26, 2016 at the Grand Caprice Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. The four (4) day activity includes S&T activities such as forums, exhibits, and competitions to enhance awareness of the various sectors on the S&T initiatives and Filipino-led programs offered by DOST.
Awarding of best technology adoptors will be one of the highlights of the activity to encourage MSMEs to avail of DOST’s S&T programs and services.
Generally, the proposed activity aims to promote DOST and its major programs and projects.
1. To highlight/showcase the SETUP program and its beneficiaries from Region X.
2. To draw inspiration from other successful SETUP beneficiaries.
3. To engage MSMEs to the Science and Technology Initiatives and programs offered by DOST.
4. To promote DOST S&T Initiatives and programs to different sectors in Region X.