JHCSC actively participated in the 7th National Research and Development Conference (NRDC) organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on September 15-16, 2022 held at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City.
Led by JHCSC President Dr. Mary Jocelyn Villejo Battung and VP for Research Extension and Resource Generation Dr. Jerry B. Superales and research team, attended the annual event that is designed to foster coordination and collaboration among research and development (R&D) and innovation stakeholders.
The yearly activity highlights ongoing and completed R&D initiatives and programs associated with the key areas of the Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda (HNRDA) that are for the use or benefit of society and may contribute to economic development.
With the theme ‘Sustaining the R&D Momentum through Prosperity and Wealth Creation’, the NRDC underscored the important roles of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) in the development of national wealth.
“This year, we will bring the solutions from R&D to our most productive sectors. The 7th NRDC theme ‘Sustaining the R&D Momentum through prosperity and wealth creation’ underscores innovation’s role in furthering our country’s economic goals in generating wealth, achieving prosperity and ensuring the security of the Filipino people and the whole country”, said DOST Secretary Dr. Rental U. Solidum Jr. in his opening remarks.
The event underscored the role of science and technology in developing innovations to support industry, especially the micro, small and medium-sized industries (MSMEs). To keep enterprises competitive and in step with market shifts, the nation requires sound innovations that result in new products, services, and processes. Research and development allow for the creation of new company prospects and the resolution of industrial issues.
The said event highlighted programs, projects, and researches that contributed to wealth creation in five broad areas: (1) health, (2) disaster risk resilience and climate change adaptation, (3) information, communications, education, and industry, (4) agriculture, aquatic and natural resources, and (5) industry, energy, and emerging technology.
With evidence-based R&D, innovations can be produced and replicated, and program implementations will be founded on solid foundations.
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