Science and technology information to improve people’s lives: This is the vision of the Department of Science and Technology’s Science and Technology Information Institute (STII) on the occasion of its 25th year of service to the nation this year.
“We want to bring greater attention to DOST’s role as provider of solutions to pressing problems in the country today,” STII Director Raymund Liboro said. “And the way to do this is for STII to step up our mandated duty as the bearer of good news from the Department.”
The Technology Resource Center of the Department of Science and Technology will soon give a wider range of support to countryside entrepreneurs with the establishment of its Community Technology Business Incubation program this year. TRC Director Dennis Cunanan said that the program, an offshoot of DOST’s Open Technology Business Incubation (Open TBI), will be implemented in partnership with the DOST regional offices.
A technology business incubator, or TBI, is a program that helps entrepreneurial companies and start-up businesses to take off and develop through the TBI’s array of business support resources and services. Some of TBI services include business space for rent, marketing assistance, accounting/financial management assistance, links to partners, help with regulatory compliance, and others.