The National Research and Development Conference (NRDC) is an event that promotes coordination and collaboration among stakeholders of research and development (R&D) and innovation. It highlights ongoing and completed R&D projects and programs that are aligned to the priority areas of the Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda (HNRDA) that will be for the use, benefit of society and /or contribute to economic development.


The 5th NRDC will be an online event held from November 9 to 11, 2020. The theme for this year is “Research and Development: Making Change Happen”. Results of R&D that changed or transformed the lives of Filipinos will be highlighted. Projects and programs of government funding agencies namely: Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) that have shown significant impact to both society and environment will be featured.

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6th National R&D Conference
October 12, 2021

DOST to present PH road to recovery in 6th NRDC

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will hold the 6th National Research and Development Conference (NRDC) on November 10 and 17, 2021. The virtual event entitled “Pananaliksik at Pagpapaunlad: Daan Tungo sa Pagbangon (Road to Recovery through R&D)” will showcase programs and technologies in support of the government’s whole-of-nation approach to recovery from the pandemic.

Since 2015, the NRDC encouraged coordination and collaboration among industry members, academic institutions, and research and development institutions (RDIs). The event presents ongoing and completed R&D projects and programs, aligned to the priorities identified in the Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda (HNRDA) that will be useful or benefit of society and /or contribute to economic development.

“Our response to the pandemic should always be met with urgent action and collaboration with the policy makers, key government departments, local government and community leaders” said DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña. “The road to recovery demands protection of lives and livelihood. Such an endeavor must always be guided by the best available scientific solution.”

The event is open to the public and is organized in partnership with innovation movers in government, namely: the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Department of Health (DOH), Department of National Defense (DND), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

At the forefront of the event are public health interventions against COVID-19. To be unveiled is the progress of the SIBOL Program as an effective COVID-19 response. The Locally-Developed Electronic Stethoscope Prototype “E-Steth” Using A Phantom-Based Simulation System in the Auscultation of Lung Sounds will also be featured together with the updates on the studies of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) as adjutants against COVID-19. To address food security, agricultural technologies in disease detection with the African Swine Fever or ASFv Nanogold Biosensor Test Kit, organic farming and Mussel Depuration will be unveiled.

  1. Programs in support of industry will highlight the ongoing projects under the Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE) Program such as the Development of a Design Guideline Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for Semiconductor Packages. In support of the agricultural industry, the NRDC will showcase sustainable livelihood R&D like the Mangrove Crab Fattening Cum Fish Culture and Coconut Hybridization Scheme that will introduce income-generating opportunities for farmers.
  2. The NRDC will also feature disaster risk reduction and management technologies for weather assessment and monitoring like the Severe Wind Exposure, Risk and Vulnerability Estimator (SWERVE) Project and Real-time Optical Aerosol Monitor (ROAM).
  3. “We must allow science to lead the way in our road to recovery,” says DOST Undersecretary for R&D Rowena Cristina L. Guevara. “The Philippines should emerge stronger than the pandemic, powered by notable legislation like the Science for Change Program Bill that sustains scientific capabilities and fosters collaboration between the academe, the RDIs, the industry, the local community and the country.”
  4. For those interested to attend, they may register via this link:

    https://bit.ly/6thNRDC2021. For further details, the NRDC website may be accessed at https://nrdc.dost.gov.ph/. Viewers may also go to the NRDC Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dostnrdc.

Contact

6th NRDC Secretariat

Office of the Undersecretary for Research and Development
Tel. (02) 8837-2071 loc.2010; (02) 8837-2943
Natl_RD_Conference@dost.gov.ph

About the NRDC

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will hold the 6th National Research and Development Conference (NRDC) on November 10 and 17, 2021. The virtual event entitled “Pananaliksik at Pagpapaunlad: Daan Tungo sa Pagbangon (Road to Recovery through R&D)” will showcase programs and technologies in support of the government’s whole-of-nation approach to recovery from the pandemic.


Since 2015, the NRDC encouraged coordination and collaboration among industry members, academic institutions, and research and development institutions (RDIs). The event presents ongoing and completed R&D projects and programs, aligned to the priorities identified in the Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda (HNRDA) that will be useful or benefit of society and /or contribute to economic development.


The event is organized in partnership with innovation movers in government, namely: the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Department of Health (DOH), Department of National Defense (DND), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and Commission on Higher Education (CHED).


About the Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda (HNRDA)


The DOST, in consultation with government and private research and development institutions, the academe, industry and other concerned agencies, prepared the Harmonized National R&D Agenda (HNRDA) 2017-2022 to ensure that results of S&T endeavors are geared towards and are utilized in areas of maximum economic and social benefit for the people. The formulation of the HNRDA is in line with the DOST’s mandate of providing central direction, leadership and coordination of the scientific and technological efforts in the country.


The HNRDA is aligned with AmBisyon Natin 2040: matatag, maginhawa at panatag na buhay para sa lahat. It has three pillars: Malasakit (enhancing the social fabric), Pagbabago (reducing inequality) and Kaunlaran (increasing potential growth). AmBisyon Natin 2040 and the three pillars form the foundation for more inclusive growth, a high-trust and resilient society and a globally competitive knowledge economy.

The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) approved the HNRDA 2017-2022 on 30 August 2017 with the recommendation for DOST to consider further harmonizing the R&D Agenda across the sectors.


The HNRDA is organized into 5 sectors: Basic Research; Agriculture Aquatic and Natural Resources; Health; Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology; and Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. The Agenda was formulated by the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), and Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in cooperation with stakeholders in the respective sectors.

(source: HNRDA publication – Introduction)

 


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