DOST-TRC expo features Business Innovations

In time for the EDSA celebrations, the DOST-Technology Resource Center (TRC) stages the Innovations for Business Expo (IBE) on Feb. 25-27 at Megatrade Hall 3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

The expo, one with the spirit of EDSA revolution, presents the event as a way to liberate Filipinos out of poverty and bring the country to the next level of development.

TRC, the organizer of the event, has been serving the Filipinos by providing avenues for livelihood and business development for 34 years by commercializing the technologies and innovations developed and improved by the Department of Science and Technology. TRC proves that innovations and technologies should not remain in the laboratories but instead applied to businesses.

Its vision is to use these technologies to develop Filipino businesses and enable them to be at par with the international standards in quality and productivity that will redound to better life and better economy.

The three-day event showcases hundreds of technologies and innovations that will bring the business industry to the next level of development. Some of the DOST-generated technologies are a fruit juice enterprise module, banana and pineapple fiber pre-treatment technology, vacuum frying, non-cyanide copper and gold electroplating, non-cyanide bush plating, Talisay dye powder production application technologies, gasifier combustor and charcoal briquetting and many others.

The DOST-PEZA Open Technology for Business Incubatees will present computer-applied innovations such as small and medium enterprises cost-effective generic business software using the software as a service model in the form of pay-per use services and with applications such as payroll, inventory, human resource management, POS and accounting. Other incubates are in designs engineering outsourcing and sub-contracting services, Web solutions, document archiving and retrieval, full-service graphic animation enterprises and many others.

The event is packed with seminars, discussions and demos on business innovations and development and business opportunities. It will be highlighted by the topic, “Innovation Forum on Open Technologies for Business and Making Technologies Work”. Other topics include Practical Tips on Waste Management, Silkscreen Printing Business, Innovative Production Systems and Processing of Edible and Medicinal Mushroom, Packaging Innovations, Empowering Small-to-Medium Enterprises for Global Competitiveness , Herbal Soap – Innovation in Going Basic, Dishwashing Liquid and Fabric Softener, Innovations in the Food Service Industry, Franchising Your Business Presentation and Discussion, Innovative Designs & Techniques in Flower Arrangement Business, Perfumery to the Next Level.

Secretary Mario Montejo and PEZA Director General Lilia de Lima along with other government officials will join the event.

For more information, call 576-4395, 399-8779; 0922-8194720 or visit


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