DOST-ITDI showcases DRRM technologies in 2023 HANDA Pilipinas three-leg expo

The Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) joined in the nationwide 2023 Handa Pilipinas Three-leg Exhibition which carried the main theme “Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Exposition 2023” held in the islands of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

DOST'S OneLab signs up EUROFINS Thailand as new 7th International Members

Eurofins Thailand was signed up as DOST’s OneLab 7th newest international member after passing the membership eligibility check conducted by the OneLab project team on September 22, 2023.

DOST-ITDI joins first 2023 NYSTIF

The Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) joined the first National Youth Science, Technology, and Innovation Festival (NYSTIF) opening ceremonies held on October 25, 2023 at PICC, Pasay City, Metro Manila.

The four-day festival conveys the “STEM VIBE” with the theme focus on the youth being Vibrant, Innovative, Brilliant, and Engaging.

Pinoy asin tek win gold, bronze awards in 2023 Seoul invention fair

Korea Invention Promotion Association (KIPA) President, Koh Joonho, through the Seoul International Invention Fair 2023 (SIIF 2023) cited two Pinoy technologies on salt developed by the Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) during the Awarding Ceremony held on November 3, 2023 at the Convention and Exhibition Center (CoEx) in Seoul, South Korea.

DOST-ITDI Salt Tech: NCR ClusteRICE 2023 TUKLAS, LIKHA winners

Two technologies on salt processing developed by DOST-ITDI were picked as winners of the 2023 NCR ClusteRICE held on October 20, 2023, at the Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila in Pasay City.

CSC-Davao cites DOST Halal S&T Program as 2023 Presidential Lingkod Bayan Awardee

Recognizing its excellence and contributions to the halal industry, the Civil Service Commission Regional Office- Davao bestowed the DOST Halal S&T Program with the prestigious Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award, Regional Level, Group Category, on September 29, 2023.


DOST-ITDI wins 3rd Best Poster at 72nd PhilAAST Annual Convention

Researchers at the Standards and Testing Division (STD) of DOST’s Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) earned Third Best Poster at the 72nd Annual Convention of the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (PhilAAST) held at the Centennial Hall of The Manila Hotel on September 22, 2023.

PhilAAST Holds 72nd Annual Convention

Convening bright scientific minds since 1951, the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (PhilAAST) held its 72nd Annual Convention on September 22, 2023 at the Centennial Hall of The Manila Hotel as well as via Zoom platform and Facebook Live, with the theme “National Wealth Creation and Sustainable Development through Science, Technology, and Innovation”.

New cacao beverages in KaSYENSAYAhan sa CALABARZON 2023 RSTW

Michelle E. Evaristo, Head of the Food Product Development and Safety Section (FPDSS-FPD) of the Food Processing Division (FPD-ITDI), introduced several shelf-stable beverages from cacao to select SMEs in the CALABARZON Region during the forum "Tech Talks, Food Processing Technologies" held on September 21, 2023 at the Baker Hall of the University of the Philippines at Los Baños.

DOST-ITDI, AI to Develop Medical Device, Implants

Dr. Annabelle V. Briones, DOST-ITDI Director, together with Dr. Rene C. Catan, CEO and founder of Arthrologic, Inc., jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding on August 22, 2023

DOST-ITDI is working to commercialize 11 technologies with Filipino-Swiss manufacturer

Transitioning to the “new normal,” the Department of Science and Technology’s Secretary, Dr. Renato U. Solidum, emphasized the importance of developing technologies that will benefit the local economy. Likewise, there is a need, and he says, “for our engineers and scientists to have an entrepreneurial mindset and aim to see those innovations in the market” that can provide the solutions the industry needs. Collaborating with the industry could be one vehicle for this to materialize, and this is exactly what the ITDI is pursuing with Swisspharma Research Laboratories, Inc. (SPRLI), a Filipino-Swiss company.

Science-Art twin exhibition showcases DOST-ITDI disaster responses

DOST introduces the concept of Science -Art twinning in a bid to showcase scientific advances in an artistic manner.

The DOST group and the public will be able to enjoy the Science-Art exhibitions being displayed by line agencies for a month.

FPD-ITDI launches shelf-stable beverages from cacao

The Philippine Cacao industry has been booming in the past years due to the international recognition gained by local cacao manufacturers and the large volume of local and international market demand. This success is attributed to the concerted efforts of government agencies like the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Science & Technology (DOST). In 2012-2015, the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), a funding agency of the DOST, funded the Cacao program which aims to upgrade and develop enterprises' capability in producing cacao products.

DFA-TCCP seeks to bring DOST-ITDI technologies to Timor Leste

As part of identifying training and capacity building programs for Timor Leste, the Department of Foreign Affairs – Technical Cooperation Council of the Philippines (DFA-TCCP) visited select facilities of the Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) on July 19, 2023.

DOST-ITDI makes salt harvesting easy

The salt-harvesting machine automates the salt crushing, washing, and harvesting procedures in a deep crystallizer saltern. It makes salt processing possible during dry and wet seasons and eliminates the laborious crushing, piling, and hauling of salt by hand using rakes, barrows, and pushcarts.

NMD maintains DAkkS' ISO/ IEC 17025:2017 accreditation

The National Metrology Division (NMD) of DOST-ITDI has been accredited once again under the terms of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 by the German Accreditation Body,Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DakkS).

FGD on nanoclay seeks local users, buyers

This FGD is one way to gauge the relevance, suitability, and market acceptance of the nanoclay by directly engaging with the target users/buyers from the industry and taking into consideration the specific requirement and identified aspects for improvement, and making it happen.

Biopolymers to find own PH market

Nanoclay, a versatile clay-based material, has been optimized.

 The Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) developed nanoclay with food packaging applications among others even as it is used as a multifunctional additive or filler in polymer nanocomposites as rheological or soft solids modifiers, gas absorbents, and drug delivery carriers.

DOST-ITDI offers new way to pack Lechon

The Industrial Technology Development Institute(DOST-ITDI), through its Packaging Technology Division (PTD), developed an improved packaging system that can extend the freshness and shelf life of pork lechon.

This transport packaging system also protects the product from damage resulting from handling and transport. Likewise, packing time is shortened and packaging costs are reduced. Gone are the days of limp and unappetizing lechon. The fiesta-favorite can now be enjoyed anytime, anywhere.

Prof FTP, 2 Philanthropist Ladies Visit DOST-ITDI

Ms. Rose Zamora and Ms. Minerva Tanseco, have focused their philanthropy efforts on livelihood and entrepreneurship activities especially for marginalized communities. Ms. Zamora herself chairs two foundations while Ms. Tanseco was very keen towards exploring various livelihood opportunities she can share through her own charity works, thus their enthusiasm in learning that the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) has livelihood training programs and R&D innovations that could pique their interest.

DOST Region I, PSTO Benchmark and Tour ITDI

Aiming for more collaboration and to benchmark with DOST-ITDI, the delegation from DOST Region I journeyed from the North to the DOST Compound in Bicutan to visit the Institute on May 10, 2023.

The visiting party was composed of the Provincial Directors, namely Mr. Jonathan M. Viernes (La Union), Mr. Benjamin S. Mercado, Jr. (Ilocos Norte), Engr. Jordan L. Abad (Ilocos Sur), and Engr. Arnold C. Santos (Pangasinan). With them were Ms. Adelisa C. Florendo, Officer-In-Charge for Field Operations, and Ms. Lena C. Rosario of the Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory (RSTL).


DOST-ITDI, Prof FTP Agree to Develop New Shelf-Stable Pet Food

On May 4, 2023, the DOST-Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI), through its Food Processing Division (FPD), has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with no less than the former secretary of the DOST, Prof. Fortunato T. Dela Peña, to develop a shelf-stable pet food product from ground pork liver pate.

DOST-ITDI, Vision College of Jeonju Sign MOU for Electrification, Renewable Energy

The signing of another Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) and Vision College of Jeonju is the next step in this continuing collaboration, which is aimed to foster cooperation on academic and educational exchanges regarding electrical control technologies and other related engineering fields. Moreover, this partnership aims to conduct developmental projects that will help improve the electrification status in the Philippines.


2 Schools have Simultaneous Study Tours at DOST-ITDI

DOST-ITDI had its morning blessed with two schools visiting simultaneously on April 25, 2023:Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) and First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH).

Both parties shared common motives for their educational trips, which were to promote out-of-the-box learning and to familiarize the students with the industry setting of their chosen fields.

LGU- Dapitan City Benchmarks DOST-ITDI Food, Environment Tech

DOST's Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) welcomed the visiting party of LGU Dapitan City as the latter held a benchmarking visit to DOST agencies on April 20, 2023.

The 10-person party was led by Zamboanga del Norte Provincial S&T Director Mr. Nuhman M. Aljani and Dapitan City OIC-CID Mr. Ryann Z. Elumba, along with Mr. Rhemil C. Palileo of the Office of the Undersecretary for Regional Operations.

IPM training series levels up HR moxie

In support, its Intellectual Property Management (IPM) Team, is racing to speed up the enculturation of an innovation mindset among its researchers through an IPM Training series under the program “Building a Culture of Innovation in ITDI.” On February 14-15, 2023, ITDI initiated its first installment of the series with the"Introduction to the ITDI IP Audit and Strategy (IPAS) Report” attended by 25 participants.


DOST-ITDI pursues staff continuing education program

On 16 March 2023, TSD-ITDI initiated its continuing education program with its second of a series course on Intellectual Property Management (IPM) titled “Customer Discovery” for nearly 30 researchers and technical support staff.


ITDI, UK forge knowledge exchange on energy

DOST-ITDI opened access to knowledge exchange and economic partnerships on energy during a study tour and conference with UK's innovation agency and 10 UK companies on March 13, 2023.  

Congress S&T Committee Tour ITDI, Other DOST Agencies

In support of the Department of Science and Technology's pursuits in science, technology, and innovation, the Congressional Committee on Science and Technology, led by committee chair and Aklan 1st District Cong. Carlito S. Marquez, with members of the committee and staff, visited some of the facilities of DOST agencies namely Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI), Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC), Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), and Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) on March 8, 2023.

DOST-ITDI, DOST-NCR, and Kalakal Universal Ventures Ink MOA on Solid Waste Management Technologies

On February 16, 2023, the DOST ITDI, DOST – NCR, and Kalakal Universal Ventures signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for contract research on the DOST – ITDI-developed electric plastic densifier.

ITDI, SWISSPHARMA Ink TLA and MOA for ITDI Technologies

Following the signing of its Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute in October 2022, SwissPharma Research Laboratories, Inc. (SPRLI) has sealed the deal with DOST’s Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) to adopt not just one or two, but eleven ITDI-developed technologies! The ceremonial signing of the Technology Licensing Agreement (TLA) and the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was held at the NML Conference Room on February 8, 2023.

DOST-ITDI's Power Backup System finds new home in former FNRI staff's company

On February 6, 2023, Dr. Gracia Fe B. Yu, manager of a Bataan-based company, entered into an agreement with DOST-ITDI as the new technology adopter of the ITDI-developed Power Backup System (PBS). Dr. Yu inked the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with ITDI along with DOST Region III during a ceremony at the Metrology in Chemistry Conference Room. The PBS will soon be installed at her company’s facility in Morong, Bataan.

DOST-ITDI Develops Porous Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery Applications from Local Nanomaterials

The Industrial Technology Development Institute, one of the Research and Development (R&D) institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ITDI), continues to expand its R&D efforts to help uplift local industries through improved productivity and boost the socioeconomic growth of the country.

In pursuit of this objective, one of the areas currently being explored by the institute is using local nanomaterials as nanocarriers for drug delivery.


DOST-ITDI, URC ink MOA to collaborate on plastic wastes pyrolysis project

Earlier today, 31st January 2023, the ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Industrial Technology Development Institute, one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ITDI), and the Universal Robina Corporation (URC), a manufacturer and distributor of branded consumer snack foods, beverages, flour, sugar, while also into agro-industrial ventures involving primarily hogs and animal feeds, materialized.


Malaysian halal agency cites Halal Food R&D Facility: Awards excellence in compliance certificate 

The Malaysia Halal Consultation and Training Agency, International Halal Integrity Alliance Ltd. (MHCT/IHIA) awarded ITDI the Certificate of Excellence in Halal and Hygiene Compliance (2022-2023) on January 23, 2023.

MiC year-end promotional activity
Join us as we wrap up this year with a Promotional Activity on December 21, 2022, via Zoom! Participating laboratories will know the latest updates on our Reference Materials (RMs) and upcoming accuracy-based Proficiency Testing (PT) schemes.
Participants will also receive one bottle of our newly developed Philippine Reference Material for Total Hardness in Water and a chance to win exciting prizes in the raffle. Interested participants may register through this link:
See you there!

NMD staff bags best use of data science award in gender-responsive labor migration hackathon

An artificial intelligence solution by an ITDI staff with his team bagged the best use of data science in the recently held Dataquest 2022: Gender Responsive Labor Migration Hackathon.

Mr. Christian D. Laurio, RCh, from the National Metrology Division (NMD), and his team, DARNA (Detection of Anomaly in OFW Recruitment Posts thru ARtificial NeurAl Network) bested 15 other qualifying entries in the said event.

DOST-ITDI, BEPCO collaborate to market ready-to-eat chicken egg

ITDI and the Batangas Egg Producers Multipurpose Cooperative (BEPCO), an agricultural cooperative in San Jose, Batangas Province, inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to adopt the Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Chicken Egg.

ITDI-PNRI to engage in joint climate change, disaster risk reduction research

On 22nd August 2022, the Industrial Technology Development Institute and Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST ITDI-PNRI) through the Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory (ADMATEL) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen research and development collaboration related to the parties’ individual mandates, individual research projects, and to reinforce the exchange of scientific and technical information regarding the agreed research projects.

Okra flakes from rejects can be turned into nutritious snacks and other consumer products, DOST-ITDI says

Taking advantage of the abundance of agricultural crops, particularly Okra or Lady Finger, and the huge volume of off-specification okra pods that are rejected by the export market, DOST-ITDI explored the potential of this raw material to produce okra flakes or sheets by dehydration techniques using drying equipment such as the hot-plate, oven, and cabinet drier. The flakes or sheets can then be further


DOST-ITDI, ZAMCOR ink MOA for Pet Care, Better Soap Products

ZAMCOR Soap and Detergent Manufacturing, which produces various home care products as dishwashing liquids, liquid soaps, and others, has teamed up with DOST’s Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) for the contract research project, “Development of Pet Shampoo and Pet Deodorizer and Analysis of Existing Detergent, Soap, and Cleaning Formulations”.

Philippine Packaging, F&B Industries Visit ITDI's SPTL/GPL

"This facility is for you."

So said DOST-ITDI Director Dr. Annabelle V. Briones as she welcomed delegates from the Philippine Industry Association (PIA) into the Simulation Packaging Testing Laboratory (SPTL) and Green Packaging Laboratory (GPL) during their tour in the morning of July 28, 2022.

DOST urges PH food groups to adopt HAS

DOST is urging Philippine food groups to adopt the Halal Assurance System (HAS) in an effort to boost the country's bid to make the Philippine Halal Industry a champion.

The webinar “How to HAS: Application of Halal Assurance Management System in Food Industries," engaged on June 29, 2022 some 270 representatives of the meat, vegetable, and fruit processing firms in the country.

ITDI: 121 taong pagtugon sa larangan ng Agham, Teknolohiya at Inobasyon sa Makabagong Panahon

Noong ika-1 ng Hulyo 2022 nagdiwang ang ITDI ng ika-121st  Taong Anibersayo ng pagkakatatag na may temang “ITDI@121: Agham, Teknolohiya at Inobasyon, Tugon sa Pagharap sa Makabagong Panahon."



DOST-ITDI to launch book "100 Technologies to Shift the Philippine Product Manufacturing Index"

 The book leaves a message that as the decades unfolded, ITDI's 100 technologies allowed the manufacturing and services sectors to face globalization, cope with increased product complexity, and heightened customer demands.



ITDI-GAD Paternal Care Webinar honors fathers, father figures

Dr. Zorayda V. Ang, ITDI Deputy Director for Administrative and Technical Services, and ITDI-GAD Chair, opened the webinar with Retired Col. Luis Marciano P. Navera of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) as special guest and resource person

Col. Navera is a GAD Resource Pool (GRP) member who specializes in the provision of training on Gender Sensitivity, Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines, GAD Analysis, and Basic GAD concept, Gender Evaluation Framework, and VAW-related laws.


DOST-ITDI Brings Salt Technologies to Occidental Mindoro

Salt processors in Occidental Mindoro got a tech boost as ITDI turned over its salt harvester and transferred its salt washer technologies at a ceremony held on June 22, 2022 at the Processing Plant of the Tamaraw Salt Producers Cooperative (TAMACO) in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro.

FIC Marketing Academy rolls out new grab-and-go foods

Science Chief Fortunato T. De La Peña will be rolling out some 32 new grab-and-go foods during the Food Innovation Center Marketing Academy's (FIC Marketing Academy) graduation exercise for its first batch of "food designers" on June 25, 2022 at UP Town Center in Quezon City.

Unveiling the Simulation Packaging Testing Laboratory (SPTL) and Green Packaging Laboratory (GPL), an Epilogue

On Monday, 20th June 2022, the Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) unveiled the newly established Simulation Packaging Testing Laboratory (SPTL) and Green Packaging Laboratory (GPL).  Both laboratories are funded by DOST-GIA and implemented by the ITDI-Packaging Technology Division (PTD).

DOST-ITDI conferred its PQA Level 1

Still beaming with pride from its Gawad SIDHA win, DOST’s Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) proudly accepted its Philippine Quality Award (PQA) Program Level 1 in a conferment ceremony held at the rooftop conference room of DOSTITDI’s Metrology in Chemistry Laboratory on May 17, 2022.


DOST-ITDI wins Gawad Sidha Award

Amongst the research and development institutes (RDIs) and sectoral councils of DOST, the Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) emerged the winner for the Gawad SIDHA Award for RDIs and Councils. Gawad SIDHA is granted by DOST’s Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) to the winning institute for its utmost support of TAPI and its activities. The award was conferred during the Launching of the DOST-TAPI Roadmap and Stakeholders’ Recognition held on May 13, 2022 at the Novotel Manila Araneta City, Quezon City.

2022 Call for Proposals (CFP) for its HUMAN RESOUCES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (HRDP) under the Building the Capacity of Researchers, Scientists and Engineers (RSEs) for the Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology (IEET)

7 modern day heroes advance virology research in the Philippines

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) spearheaded the establishment of the Virology and Vaccine Institute of the Philippines or the VIP. Recognizing that the journey towards its establishment is long and arduous, seven (7) virology experts were engaged through the Balik Scientist Program (BSP) to assist the VIP’s flagship projects implemented through the Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI). 

DOST-ITDI develops a new Power Backup System as a UPS alternative

The Deparment of Science and Technology - Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI), in its desire to provide an alternative solution to interrupted power supply and outages, has developed a power backup system that has the same functionality as the typical Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system.

New milk alternative from RTD coconut, mungbean will be out soon

The Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI), as one of the prime movers of Science and Technology (S&T) in the Philippines, adheres to its mandate of generating new knowledge, technologies, and innovations, providing technical services establishing advanced laboratory facilities to help local industries and entrepreneurs.

DOST-ITDI Halal R&D Facility awarded a Certificate of Accreditation

The Industrial Technology Development Institute’s (DOST-ITDI) Halal R&D Facility was awarded a Certificate of Accreditation by the International Halal Integrity Alliance (IHIA) Ltd., Malaysia, on November 1, 2021. The official awarding of the certificate was conducted on March 23, 2022.


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