We are pleased to announce that the Department of Science and Technology – Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) has a call for a proposal entitled “TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FOR COMMERCIALIZATION (TECHNICOM)”

Call Description: The Technology Innovation for Commercialization Program (TECHNiCOM) aims to fast-track the transfer, utilization, and commercialization of R&D outputs to contribute to the country’s sustainable development thru relevant technological platforms.

Through TECHNiCOM, we provide technopreneurs with an easily accessible multimillion pre-commercialization grant and linkage to DOST-TAPI’s technology and innovation support programs.

Priority Areas: The Program shall provide priority funding to pre-commercialization activities of projects aligned to national S&T priorities and project proposal’s strategic relevance to national development, based on the priority areas of the DOST’s Harmonized National R&D Agenda (HNRDA) for 2017-2022 . These areas are the following:

Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources

  1. Crops
  2. Livestock
  3. Aquatic
  4. Environment
  5. Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction


  1. Diagnostics
  2. Drug discovery and development
  3. Functional Food
  4. Hospital equipment and biomedical devices
  5. Information and communication technology for health
  6. Dengue
  7. Nutrition and food quality and safety
  8. Disaster risk reduction
  9. Climate Change Adaptation
  10. Omic technologies for health (platform technology across research priorities)

*NOTE: For drug discovery and development proposals, to be qualified under the Program and to ensure safety and effectiveness, the technology must be at TRL 7 (completed at least Phase II trials). For medical devices, the technology must be at TRL 6.

Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology

  1. Food and Nutrition Security
  2. Countryside development
  3. Competitive industries
  4. Delivery of social services
  5. Intelligent transportation solutions
  6. Renewable energy and energy storage solutions
  7. Materials science
  8. Human security

Who can apply:

The following may apply for the Program, provided that (1) their previous R&D was not funded, managed, nor monitored by any of the DOST Sectoral Councils or other DOST GIA Programs1,  and (2) that they secure and present a favorable endorsement from a DOST Regional Office:

  1. Research and Development Institutions (RDIs);
  2. State Universities and Colleges (SUCs);
  3. Private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs); and
  4. Startup companies/firms, provided additionally that they secure and present an endorsement from the appropriate DOST Sectoral Council.

Closing date: 2nd Wave of Call for Proposals | 31 August 2022 | 5 PM

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