The Quezon City Government, through the QC Sikap Buhay Entrepreneurship and Cooperative Office (QC-SBECO), has partnered with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to showcase the commercially-viable Filipino inventive ideas, products and processes in a weeklong inventor’s trade expo at the QC Hall covered walk.
Dubbed as the “2nd Filipino Inventors Trade Expo in QC”, the marketing event held on November 21 to 25 featured the home-grown “Techno-preneur” that showcased the inventive talents of the Filipinos in beauty, health and wellness; processed foods and beverages; infrastructure; and environmentally sustainable products and processes for handicrafts, wearables and other similar items.
The project was in line with the city’s local economic development program of boosting its micro and small enterprises with the use of the functional and practical Filipino inventions that could be helpful to their business, and likewise, to contribute on the promotion of the Filipino creations and design.
According to Ms. Marlyn Siapno, QC-SBECO chief, the trade expo was intended to create a climate of awareness and patronage among QC residents and businesses of the innovations that the Filipino inventors and their inventions can offer. “The products and services at the expo were useful enough to address the socio-economic development goals not only of the city but the country as a whole,” she said.
Siapno added that the event was also instrumental in linking the Filipino-honed inventions, and the micro, small and medium enterprises to somehow inspire talented Filipinos to expand their creative mind into something most beneficial for the growth of the country’s economy.
Seminars, learning sessions and technology demonstrations were also held during the trade exhibition to further enhance the technical know-how of the entrepreneurs, students and the general public.
The free sessions included among others: Intellectual Property Rights Orientation, DOST-Invent School Orientation, Techno-Demo on Coco Genic, Whitening Products, Oregano Wine/Juice, Alkaline Maker, Organic Recycling, Rehabilitation and Alternative Healing, Handy Welding, Agri-Testing, Fire Blanket, Kitchen Utensils for Healthy Living, Water Purifier, Anti-Cancer Herbs, and Anos Fire Trucks.
There were about 70 Filipino inventors who participated in the trade exhibitions. Rico/ Maureen Quiñones,PAISO