Proposal Writeshop for the National Technology Commercialization



To further enhance the skills and capacitate the R&D partners of the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) on project proposal packaging under the National Technology Commercialization Program (NTCP), BAR through its Technology Commercialization Division (TCD) spearheaded the conduct of a “Proposal Writeshop for the NTCP” on 13-17 August 2018 in Los Banos, Laguna.

Specifically, the event aimed to ensure availability of quality proposals for funding that are geared towards the Department of Agriculture’s priority commodities.

n attendance were BAR Director Dr. Nicomedes P. Eleazar, BAR-TCD Head Anthony B. Obligado, BAR-TCD Asst. Head Maria Elena Garces, Finance Division Head Judith Maghanoy, BAR Information Officer Evelyn Juanillo and selected BAR technical staff. Joining them were BAR Pool of Experts for NTCP composed of Dr. Cesar B. Quicoy, Dr. Glenn N. Baticados, Dr. Elda B. Esguerra, and Dr. Edralina P. Serrano, all from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB); Dr. Bessie M. Burgos of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA); and Ms. Cherry Marie N. Natividad-Caballero of the Optiserve Technologies, Inc.

Among the topics presented during the plenary discussion were the overviews of the NTCP program, guidelines on NTCP proposal preparation, market research and its financial tool, technology readiness level, intellectual property (IP) and BAR budget-related concerns.

During the breakout sessions, participants packaged their capsule proposals into a detailed proposal. They were divided into groups (high value crops, corn, cassava, organic agriculture, livestock and fisheries) and each agency presented their respective working outputs. The R&D proposals will be prioritized and pipelined in the next funding year wherein it is expected to generate/develop/commercialize mature technologies.

The NTCP is one of BAR’s flagship programs highlighting research and development (R&D) breakthroughs and appropriate technologies that can improve and develop agriculture- and fisheries-related industries for the benefit of all stakeholders. ###

Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary for Policy and Planning Dr. Segfredo R. Serrano; Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) Director Dr. Nicomedes P. Eleazar; Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) Director Dr. Vivencio Mamaril together with BAR key officials and staff, BAR pool of experts and BAR R&D partners in a photo opportunity.

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