BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) is implementing a project aiming to enhance intellectual property protection and management of Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) and other state universities in the country.
“The project aims to identify linkages to enhance activities in intellectual property protection and management, technology transfer, and commercialization”, said BPSU Innovation and Technology Service Office (ITSO) Manager Arlene Ibanez.
BPSU is one of the nine (9) universities included in the PCAARRD initiative. Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), a research development institution (RDI), is also part of the project.
“The project also aims to capacitate state universities’ technology transfer officers and its Intellectual Property Management and Business Development Offices”, she also said.
The project ‘Enhancing and Operationalizing Intellectual Property Management and Business Development Office in Consortia Member Agencies’ has a duration of 2 years which started September last year.
The project has total cost of P27.7 million with PCAARRD providing P24.2 million. Participating state universities and RDI provided counterpart funds.
Other universities included in the project are Benguet State University, Bicol University, Capiz State University, Cavite State University, Central Luzon State University, UP Los Baños, UP Visyas, and University of Southern Philippines.
BPSU President Dr. Greg Rodis and Ibanez went to PCAARRD office in Los Baños, Laguna last September for the memorandum of agreement signing of the project.