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.

Briones, a Woman of Science

Yesterday, March 23, 2022 DOST-ITDI Director Annabelle V. Briones was featured as a “Woman in Science” and told her story and experiences about being a mother, a scientist and a public servant live on air via the segment of DOSTv Science for the People, “ExperTalk Online.”

DOST-ITDI is PQA Level 1 awardee

Earlier today, March 23, 2022, DOST-ITDI received the Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management - Level 1 during the virtual 2021 Philippine Quality Award Conferment Ceremony.

ITDI Director Dr. Annabelle V. Briones acknowledged the award together with Dr. Christine Marie C. Montessa, Deputy Director for R&D, and Dr. Zorayda V. Ang, Deputy Director for Administrative and Technical Services.

ITDI's biodiesel antifreeze to boost foreign sales

Cleotilde A. Bulan, head of the Industrial Chemicals Section at the Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI), stressed the need of local processors for a locally-produced antifreeze agent that would complement the Philippine biodiesel from coconut. Adding that the biodiesel industry sector needs "this" to ensure that the coconut methyl ester (CME) or cocobiodiesel can compete in the world market.

DOST-ITDI develops new biodiesel from rubber seed oil

In 1937, G. Chavanne of the University of Brussels in Belgium discovered how to produce biodiesel from palm oil using the process now called transesterification.

Since then, the world has been steadily "harvesting" - neither fruit nor vegetable produce - but oil from six of the best biofuel sources. These include sugar cane, palm oil, oilseed rape, wood, soybeans, and algae.

Duterte, Lopez to confer PQA Award to DOST-ITDI

Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, DTI Chief Ramon M. Lopez, and  DTI-Competitiveness Bureau Director Lilian G. Salonga will grant the Philippine Quality Award or PQA to the Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) in rites on March 23, 2022.


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