Every year, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) celebrates the National Science and Technology Week to showcase the latest innovations, interventions and inventions of Filipino scientists, engineers and various works by the entire scientific community. This year, the weeklong event focuses more on the pressing needs of various sectors like agriculture, transportation, industry, services and climate change.

Dubbed as ExpoScience 2013, it carries the theme, “Science, Technology and Innovation: The Road to a Smarter Philippines.” As the theme connotes, DOST gives emphasis on the role of science and technology in making a better future for Filipinos through its projects and services that spur socio-economic development, leading to a “smarter” Philippines.  The ExpoScience 2013 will be held on July 23-27, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.


The Department of Science and Technology is set to establish a modern, world-class product development center for electronics industry in Bicutan, Taguig City. This was revealed by Engr. Peter Antonio Banzon from DOST’s Advanced Science and Technology Institute in a recent forum on electronics and semiconductor industry at the New World Hotel in Makati City. The forum was part of DOST’s Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development’s third anniversary celebration.


Local technology in Philippine textiles takes the spotlightasthe Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) unveils the latest in textile innovation using indigenous or neo-ethnic materials at the 2013 Neo-Ethnic Philippine Textiles Conferenceon June 11, 2013 at the Heritage Hotel in Manila.

The event, which aims to confront current issues relevant to local textile production such as sustainability and longevity, takes its cue from industry stakeholders and advocates of native fabrics who are giving the textile industry a second look, thereby giving it a much needed push to make a dent in the global market.