Month: June 2024


We are pleased to inform you about the recently released “Call for Proposals for the Swiss Innovation Prize Competition 2024” by the Embassy of Switzerland in the Philippines. This initiative is aimed at fostering innovation and supporting the development of new ideas that have the potential to drive economic growth and improve society. It offers young scholarsentrepreneursstartups, and researchers the opportunity to showcase their innovative solutions and secure funding.

The Competition welcomes proposals and submissions which highlight potential impactnovelty, and feasibility in any of three (3) innovation streams such as:

  1. Digitalization Digital transformation; Internet of Things (IoT); Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  2. Sustainability Reducing Carbon Emissions and adopting renewable energy resources; reducing waste and promoting circular economies; and promoting sustainable agriculture and food systems.
  3. Prosperity Economic well-being encompasses a range of factors, including income, employment, education, health, and social well-being

Application Process

Proposals in each category must not exceed the 5000-word limit following the prescribed format containing the following:

  • Executive summary
  • Background/rationale
  • Discussion of the innovative idea/project addressing (a) potential impact, (b) novelty and innovation, (c) feasibility, and (d) sustainability.
  • Action points/recommendations
  • References

Important Dates

  • Deadline for entry submissions: 30 August 2024
  • Notification results: 21 October 2024

The Selection Committee – Swiss Innovation Prize Competition Attention: Mr. Kent Marjun Primor, Head of Economic & Trade Advisory Embassy of Switzerland in the Philippines24/F BDO Equitable Tower, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, I +63 2 8845 4545

In this regard, we kindly request your office’s assistance in disseminating this information to your colleagues and partners to ensure that a wide range of aspiring and qualified students, researchers, and other interested participants across the Philippines benefit from this initiative.

For more information about the Call, please find the attached guidelines or visit this link:

If you have questions and/or clarifications, your office can reach the Embassy addressed to the same above or via mail at

For further assistance relating to this matter, you may contact the MMIEERDC Secretariat, Mr. Rodolfo Geronimo, Jr., through telephone no. (+632) 8683-7790 to 99 local 1002-1005 or email at

Call for Proposals DOST-JSPS Joint Research Project

The DOST-JSPS Joint Research Project is a bilateral exchange project jointly conducted by Filipino and Japanese researchers in accordance with their mutual agreement on international scientific collaboration.

It has the following objectives:

  1. To contribute to scientific advancement by conducting bilateral research (including seminars) in a specific research field; and
  2. To provide opportunities for young researchers of Japan and the Philippines to meet, interact, and exchange ideas to build a robust S&T community in the region.

Filipino proponents must submit their proposal online through the DOST Project Management Information System (DPMIS) on or before the closing date on 3 September 2024, 5:00 PM.

Email/physical submissions will not be considered.

More information on this link:

Please see the attached guidelines for more details.