CIT Faculty Researchers gets P15k incentive
SSU, Catbalogan City – P15, 000 incentive was granted this afternoon, at exactly 2:30 PM, to two SSU faculty lead makers who gained Utility Model (UM) Registration last March 15, 2017 for their research products.
CIT faculty researchers, Mrs. Rebecca P. Pascual, together with her members, Mrs. Leah F. Longasa and Mrs. Nimfa P. Abejo were one of the recipients of the award for the registration of their UM entitled “Method of Extracting Dye from Young Coconut Husk” with registration no. 2-2016-000909.
The UM entitled “Process of Producing White Soft Cheese in Different Variants” by Mrs. Teresa D. Macha with COED student-members Jane Rose Abbang, Marlisa Berino, Mary Jane Beriso, Jobel Berongoy, Sheryl Esposa, Gladeza Montero and Jaida Montero received another endowment of P15,000.
As per BOR mandate and approved R &D Manual of the university, researchers with registered technologies at Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) shall receive a cash incentive. For a registered UM, a cash incentive of P15,000 per technology will be awarded.
An interview with the Director of Technology Licensing and Innovation Support Office (TLISO), Dr. Vivian L. Moya surfaced that these kinds of accomplishments are noteworthy because it will help the university in SUC leveling and at the same time be a way for the instructors in the university to grow professionally.
“I encourage all faculty not just to aspire publication, but to pursue making products out of their researches. With this example given by these two faculty, we could say that making products in the university through research is given emphasis,” she added.
Dr. Moya also said that the Research and Development Office is planning for the realization of KTTO or the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Office to commercialize these products ready for release in the market.
“Because of the growing potential of the university in making products, this is the next step of research to fulfill the university’s mantra: to innovate,” she said.