The Department of Science and Technology – Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) will be inaugurating the country’s first innovation hub on February 18, 2021.
The Philippines is joining the ranks of Canada, Malaysia, and Mexico in establishing an Innovation Hub for advanced scale up of researches on food and nutraceutical products.
Together with Science Chief Fortunato T. Dela Peña, Undersecretary for Research & Development Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, and ITDI Director Dr. Annabelle V. Briones, will be launching to the public the Modular Multi-Industry Innovation Center (MMIC) or “InnoHub sa Pinas” located at the CED and MMIC Building at the DOST Complex in Taguig City.
It is ITDI’s core R&D facility, which uses manufacturing by-products as raw materials, otherwise known as “backend innovation”. MMIC or “InnoHub sa Pinas” is the Department’s platform to innovate and meet growing industry demands.
Meanwhile, its funding support is from Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) and It is equipped with modular equipment that are multi-functional. ITDI can retrofit these machines for use by different manufacturing lines both manual and automated processing.
Moreover, the facilities, complete with handling support machineries, can be used by the stakeholders as a convergence place for developing new products, product equivalents, product variances, and product reintroductions, as well as, pilot capacity production to reach the masses truly Science for the People.
Based on the details from AM Guevarra ITDI S&T Media Service.
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