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NOVEMBER 2016

The Philippines has joined eight countries in the first Asian Microsatellite Consortium (AMC), which will launch a constellation of microsatellites vital in gathering data for large-scale disaster mitigation, climate studies and promotion of agriculture.

MARCH 2019

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol on Friday reiterated the importance of modernizing agricultural processes as he opened the “Smart Greenhouse Philippines” pilot project at the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) compound here that was funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

JUNE 2019

Fixed broadband internet speed in the Philippines doubled from the third quarter of 2016 to the first quarter of 2019, a global internet speed tracker showed

One of the countries that are under a lot of stress because of crisis following the rising fuel costs and the chronic problem in unmanaged plastic waste is the Philippines. While solutions are being cooked up on a global scale, there are also many individual efforts being taken by many of its citizens.

The Department of Science and Technology (DoST) is working on the construction of a hybrid trimaran, a ship designed to generate power from ocean waves, which is expected to be delivered in 2020.

JULY 2019

AN INITIAL P1 billion will be appropriated for the first year implementation of Republic Act (RA) 11293 or the Philippine Innovation Act inked by President Rodrigo Duterte to “promote growth and national competitiveness of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

An agreement on scientific and technological cooperation was forged between the Philippines and the US at the end of the 8th United States–Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialogue.

The Philippines rose 19 notches in terms of innovation in a global index released Wednesday, marking the first time it was categorized as an “innovation achiever.”

A Cebuano research intern in the Institute of Biological Chemistry at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan is taking bioplastic a notch higher.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is already preparing for the impact of automation on the Philippine labor force, anticipating a massive loss of jobs and finding ways to keep Filipinos employed amid fierce competition from robots.

AUGUST 2019

Groundbreaking work that may foster more use of renewable energy has been rewarded the 2019 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education, or ASPIRE.

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña has suggested using DOST-developed products or research to curb the rising dengue cases in the country.

A COMPANY based in Negros Occidental is launching Wednesday, August 21, its standardized tawa-tawa extract capsule, a product developed as a potential drug to aid in the recovery of dengue patients.

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Philippines are planning to increase investments in digital technologies next year, a survey by United Kingdom-based Ernst & Young Global Ltd. (EY) showed.

The University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) and the Department of Science and Technology Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) unveiled two new buildings called the University Laboratory for Small Satellites and Space Engineering Systems Buildings (ULyS3ES) on Saturday, August 31.

SEPTEMBER 2019

Insurtech (insurance technology) innovation is happening almost imperceptibly in the Philippines, and in numerous steps by different companies. Here below are some of these insurtech innovations.

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, on Tuesday launched its first containment solution in the Philippines that helps businesses become smarter consumers of energy.

NOVEMBER 2019

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it is currently crafting the country’s artificial intelligence (AI) sector road map in a bid to adopt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4ID).

DECEMBER 2019

The Department of Energy (DOE) has partnered with Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. in tackling clean energy initiatives that are seen applicable to the needs of the Southeast Asian bloc.

The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) pushed for the development of farm equipment that will help camote planters reduce their postharvest losses.

Transformation efforts in the sector will forward the government thrust to empower the export sector to embrace the era of digital economy and adopt technology.

The Philippines and Japan recently held their first Philippines-Japan Workshop on Wireless, Radio and Antenna Technologies (PJWWRAT) in an aim to bridge the research in both countries.

THE first anti-dengue medicine in the world may be available by end of next year. And, also significant, it is made by Filipino researchers in the Philippines.

FEBRUARY 2020

A formula developed by a South African scientist, billed as an eco solution to plastic waste, pests and livestock nutrition, has been challenged by former business partners to be ‘fraudulent’ after forensic tests

Hydropower technology is considered a clean renewable energy source. It is generated by converting kinetic and potential energy from falling water into rotating shaft power, which can be used to drive an electricity generator.

APRIL 2020

With many Filipinos staying in their homes with the implementation of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) scare, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Isidro Lapeña is urging everyone to avail of the agency’s online courses