DOST-MIMAROPA is now accepting entries for the 2017 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE), on August 15-17, 2017 in Odiongan, Romblon. The exact venue will be announced at a later date. With the theme “Invention and Innovation for the people,” we encourage submissions from all inventors and researchers in the MIMAROPA Region.

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 7459, otherwise known as the “Inventors and Invention Incentives Act of the Philippines,” RICE is one of DOST’s initiatives to recognize and encourage Filipino inventors, researchers, faculty, and students to showcase their inventions or research outputs that can contribute to the country’s socioeconomic development. RICE is conducted in partnership with the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI).

The contest, which will serve as the qualifying round for the 2018 National Invention Contest and Exhibits (NICE), is open to any individual from both the public and private sectors who are interested to compete in the following categories:

  • Invention (Tuklas Award)
  • Utility Model
  • Industrial Design
  • Creative Research (Likha Award)
  • Student Creative Research for College (Sibol Award)
  • Student Creative Research for High School (Sibol Award)

Download the contest rules and criteria, as well as the entry forms, and submit it to the nearest Provincial Science and Technology Center. Please take note that the deadline of submission of entries is on June 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

Should you have any question or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact DOST-MIMAROPA through our Provincial Science and Technology Centers (PSTC) at the following contact details:

DOST PSTC Occidental Mindoro
Address: Honrado “Ding” Lara Memorial Health Center Lopez Jaena Street, Brgy. 6, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Contact Nos.: (043) 457-0796 / 09209696224

DOST PSTC Oriental Mindoro
Address: 2/F HM Center Bldg., J.P. Rizal St., Camilmil, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Contact Nos.: (043) 288-8791 / 09192755981 / 09088668929 / 09275225707

DOST PSTC Marinduque
Address: PSTC Bldg., PEO Capital Compound, Bangbangalon, Boac, Marinduque
Contact Nos.: (042) 332-0302 / 09092305643

Address: PSTC Bldg., Tabing-dagat, Odiongan, Romblon
Contact Nos.: (042) 567-5218 / 09778368162/ 09989844385
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Address: DOST-Palawan Office, Brgy. Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Contact Nos.: (048) 433-0489 / 09088132610 / 09178844332