As a result of the successful implementation of the project on the establishment of a network of Innovation & Technology Support Offices (ITSO) in the Philippines, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) sent a delegation from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries for a study visit of the ITSOs last July 25 – 29, 2016. The objective of the study is to learn from the experiences of the ITSOs in the Philippines in their own journey of setting up and developing a similar office. As Adamson University was previously showcased as one of the operating successful members of the ITSO network, it played host to delegates from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Mongolia, Nepal and Sri Lanka. These delegates were also the national focal persons of Technology & Innovation Support Centers (TISC) in their respective countries.
As part of the Intellectual Property awareness campaign of the University, the UST innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) was invited by the Office of the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs to be part of the Program of the Orientation for New faculty Members last August 4, 2016 at the AMV Multipurpose Hall to discuss about an overview of the Intellectual Property System and the IP Policy of the University. The ITSO offers assistance and training to faculty and student researchers in performing basic patent searches to establish novelty of their research projects. This prevents ‘re-inventing the wheel’ as well as saves time, effort and valuable resources in embarking on a project.
Assoc. Prof. Michael Jorge N. Peralta, MSc, LL.M., PTRP
Executive Assistant for Intellectual Property & Research/
Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) Manager
Office of the Vice-Rector for Research & Innovation
University of Santo Tomas
The UST Ebi Team headed by Dr. Mary Beth Maningas bags second place in the recently-concluded National Invention Contest and Exhibit (NICE) 2016. The event was spearheaded by the Department of Science and Technology – Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST – TAPI) and was held last July 28-31, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.
NICE is a competition open to both public and private sector inventors and researchers who are winners of the 2015 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE 2015); it aims to hone the creativity, craftsmanship, and inventive capabilities of the Filipinos. The contest has six categories namely: Invention Category (Tuklas Award), Utility Model Category, Industrial Design Category, Creative Research Category (Likha Award), and Student Creative Research Category (Sibol Award) for High School and College.