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Good News: First Philippine-Made Train Starts Operating May 6

It will operate under the Philippine National Railways

Philippine railways have always relied on foreign technology, leaving our train systems dependent on foreign aide, from construction to maintenance. But the Hybrid Electric Train is set to make history as the first-ever locally made train in the Philippines, and it's scheduled ...

by Henna Yu for  | April 28, 2019 08:00:00
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From Quasicrystals to Science For Kids: Why AIM's 50th Anniversary Keynote Speaker is a Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry

PH's first management grad school seeks to train "geniuses, geeks, innovators and entrepreneurs"

Professor Dan Shechtman, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2011Nobel laureates in the sciences don’t usually stop by Manila on their global lecture circuits. So, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña felt unusually lucky when he ...

by Roel Landingin  | November 28, 2018 11:00:00
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Gov't, Investors Mull Plan to Pick and Support 20 PH Startups with Potential to Become Unicorns

DTI, DOST and DICT want to work with private sector to identify high-value startups by 2020

Officials and participants of Techtonic 2018 pledged to help local startups during the Summit held at the SMX Convention Center last June 22-23Apart from a promise among the speakers and participants to see each other again in a future summit, seldom does ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 26, 2018 12:00:00
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Need to Link with Mentors, Investors and Startup Peers? There’s an App for That

QBO Innovation Hub’s new app functions as a social media platform, messaging tool and database in one

QBO Innovation Hub, a Philippine startup enabler backed by both the public and private sectors, launched its new QBO app last March 1. The app aims to be a digital hub where entrepreneurs and startup founders can easily connect with other members ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 10, 2018 09:00:00
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Want to Take a Free Online Course on Data Science? Today is Last Day the DOST is Accepting Applications

Options include data science, data warehousing and applied data science

The Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) is accepting applications for its Data Science Extension Track, a grant that will provide one free online course on key topics in data science ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | February 09, 2018 11:00:00
Business Ideas

From Php15K to Php20M: How a Davao Del Sur Scrap Metal Collector Became a Prime Maker of Farm Machines

When you’re poor, you have no time to waste on frustrations or thoughts of giving up

When the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced the national recipient of its 2017 Best Adopter Award for the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) in July, nobody was more surprised than the winner—a farm equipment fabricator based in Digos, Davao ...

by Chiara U. Mesiona  | November 10, 2017 11:00:00
Business Ideas

Davao Engineering Firm’s R&D Pays Off as Earnings Surge 7-Fold in Three Years

RAD Green Solutions is poised to go global after getting a supply order from Saudi Arabia

Research and development (R&D) is not a strong suit of Philippine companies.An international ranking of how much companies spend on R&D compiled by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) showed that the Philippines placed 44th out of 138 countries. That’s way ...

by Chiara U. Mesiona  | October 04, 2017 10:00:00
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Are You A Startup with Early-Stage Tech? A Php15-M Research Grant Fund from DOST May Help

PCIEERD has allotted funds to help technopreneurs develop products further or launch them to market

The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), a unit of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), announced its first-ever call for proposals for its Startup Research Grant last July 28.The research grant targets startups that ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 04, 2017 10:00:00
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(WATCH) Gov’t-Private Venture Seeks Next Uber or FB Among PH Startups

QBO Innovation Hub offers a coworking space, workshops and an incubation program

Launched only last month, startup enabler QBO Innovation Hub aims to boost the Philippine startup ecosystem with the goal of finding local enterprises with the potential to be global players. It wants to find and help Philippine startups grow into tech giants ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido and Sam Navalta  | May 15, 2017 03:00:00
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JPMorgan Chase, PLDT Tie Up to Support Gov't Tech Incubator

QBO Innovation Hub aims to help startups scale up and reach more technology entrepreneurs

Startup enabler QBO Innovation Hub formally launched its operations last April 4, opening its doors to Philippine startups that are looking for opportunities to scale up their businesses and go beyond the seed stage.QBO—pronounced like kubo—is a public-private partnership between US financial ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | April 05, 2017 04:00:00
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Get to Know More About Benham Rise (And Why Chinese Ships Are There)

Did you know that it's almost the same size as Luzon, Negros and Panay combined?

Benham Rise has been grabbing news headlines of late after Philippine defense officials reported sightings of Chinese vessels surveying the area, which forms part of the country's exclusive economic zone. It is considered part of the extended continental shelf of the main ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | March 16, 2017 03:00:00
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Agri-based innovations: From tilapia sex change to plant hormones for big harvests

Agripreneurs showcase products at the Leaders in Innovation Fellowship

 For a primarily agricultural nation, the Philippines still lags behind when it comes to agri-based innovations and advancements. Different government and private agencies have emphasized that the development of agriculture and agribusinesses will be the key to inclusive economic growth, an area ...

by Toni Antiporda  | August 13, 2016 12:00:00
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Philippine aerospace industry wants to be ASEAN hub for manufacturing

Government funds training of companies for global certification

The Philippine aerospace industry, projecting to export an estimated US$ 2.57 billion worth of aerospace parts and components by 2022 under a national aerospace roadmap, will be training qualified local aerospace companies to earn the coveted AS9100 certification.According to a report by ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | August 10, 2016 05:00:00