The ITDI Organizational Functions

In accordance with its mandate under Executive Order No. 366 dated August 26, 2009, ITDI renders a variety of scientific and technological services to its clients i.e. industry, academe etc. Specific functions vary according to divisions, as follows:

I. Support Divisions

1. Administrative Division

a. Human Resource Management Section - Take charge of the human resource management functions of the institute in the areas of recruitment, selection, staff development, promotion and other personnel actions.

b. Property and Procurement Management Section - Administer the procurement requirement and maintain and safeguard the institute s properties.

c. Cashier Section - Handle collections and disbursements and prepare reports thereof.

d. Records Management Section - Maintain and control custody of all ITDI records.

2. Finance and Management Division

a. Budget Section - Prepare agency s annual financial plan.

b. Accounting Section - Administer and control utilization of fund, prepare financial reports, and comply with government fiscal rules and regulations.

3. Planning and Management Information Systems Division

a. Planning and Monitoring Section - Under the direction of the director and in coordination with the divisions of the institute, prepare overall plans and programs of the institute; Participate in the evaluation of projects in their various stages; and Design and implement a monitoring system for the projects and services, and for administrative, financial and other activities of the institute.

b. Management and information Systems - Establish and maintain an information system for the projects and services and for administrative, financial and other activities of the institute; and Maintain and manage the core computer network infrastructure of the institute.

II. Science and Technology Divisions

1. National Metrology Division (NMD)

  • Establish and maintain national standards of measurements;
  • Participate in the international inter-laboratory comparisons;
  • Calibrate NML s standard and comparators;
  • Calibrate reference standards of third party calibration laboratories;
  • Calibrate high precision measuring instruments;
  • Conducts precision measurements and metrological testing;
  • Conduct local inter-laboratory comparisons;
  • Conduct training and seminars; and
  • Render technical assistance to the National Metrology Board.

2. Standards and Testing Laboratory (STD)

  • Determine chemical composition and physical properties of Food and feeds, Fuel and Petroleum, Industrial Chemicals, Minerals and Fertilizers Natural Products, Paints and Allied Products and Waters
  • Prepare certified reference material stock solution;
  • Conduct proficiency testing programs;
  • Conduct microbiological testing of the food, water, cosmetic, disinfectant/biocidal products or devices; packaging materials and allied products;
  • Conduct pharmacological, toxicological and bioeffeciency testing of the plant extracts, biological, chemical formulation, pesticides and food supplements;
  • Determine physical properties of materials such as rubber and leather, plastics and polymers, engineering and construction materials, paper and board and packaging materials; and
  • Conduct performance testing of products.

3. Technological Services Division (TSD)

  • Diffuse, transfer Institute's generated technologies, promote public awareness of the Institute's technologies/new services;
  • Establish and main linkages with mass media, scientific and technology-based institutions and other organizations involved in industrial development for the promotion and transfer of technologies; and
  • Enhance and maintain databases/documentation system of original ITDI research outputs and related researches from other sources for global access/information service and contribute in the planning and implementation of the Institute's programs/project.

III. Research and Development Divisions

1. Chemicals and Energy Divisions (CED)

  • Develop and improve technologies on the production and performance testing of fuels from alternative and/or renewable sources taking into consideration reduction of greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Design, develop, and improve technologies on energy systems and efficiency and other performance testing of the same;
  • Provide technical assistance on improving energy efficiency, e.g. energy audit;
  • Develop and improve technologies involving the processing / synthesis of chemicals and substances of industrial and energy applications from indigenous raw materials;
  • Provide technical assistance and support services e.g. extraction / characterization of fixed oils from various plant sources, use of TBI s / EM s on CME, iodized salt, etc;
  • Develop and improve technologies on the production of biologically active constituents and pharmaceutical excipients from indigenous plants;
  • Develop and improve technologies on the production of pharmaceutical and other formulations from natural products;
  • Undertake scale-up validation studies for generated technologies from laboratory scale; and
  • Develop equipment prototypes for scale processing and production.

2. Environment and Biotechnology Division (EBD)

  • Develop, isolate and / or screen, and characterize microorganisms for industrial applications;
  • Develop and improve technologies (physical, thermal, chemical) involving the utilization of microorganisms for the production of chemicals, alternative and / or renewable fuels, materials, foods, feeds, additives, enzymes, biocides, solvents, etc. for local industries;
  • Develop, isolate and/or screen, and characterize microorganisms from indigenous sources for waste treatment and other environmental concerns;
  • Develop and improve technologies (physical, thermal, chemical) involving the utilization of microorganisms for waste treatment;
  • Promote the integration of cleaner production principles in R&D, manufacturing and in the various sectors of industry;
  • Conduct and / or facilitate technology verification on environment technologies;
  • Develop CP and environmental technology verification databases; and
  • Develop and improve technologies and systems involving the physical, thermal, chemical and microbial processing of waste.

3. Food Processing Division (FPD)

  • Develop new / improved process food products/processes for the export market;
  • Undertake research on food processing by-products utilization and application;
  • Develop alternative sources of food ingredients;
  • Undertake scale-up validation studies on developed food products / processes;
  • Develop equipment prototypes for scale-up production / processing;
  • Set up food processing facilities for Technology Business Incubators (TBIs) / Enterprises Modules (EMs) for technology transfer; and
  • Participate in the development of food standards to ensure the quality safety and competitiveness of locally processed food to food processing SME s by advocating the practice of GMP and HACCP in the production lines for improved competitiveness

4. Materials Science Division (MSD)

  • Undertake research and development for improving surface properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites;
  • Undertake in-site analysis of surface coating failures;
  • Undertake related research in corrosion monitoring and prevention;
  • Provide technical support to industry and organization, e.g. research on use of local raw materials for organic coatings, inks / adhesives;
  • Undertake search evaluation and adaptation of methods and technologies for characterizing and processing of new and / or advanced materials, porous materials / membranes fuel cells, composites, lightweight, high strength, nano materials and biomaterials
  • Develop products, generate innovative processing techniques for polymers based composites, porous ceramics, Hag / alumina bioceramics, nano composites for local industries;
  • Develop and / or upgrade technologies for adaption by local industries engaged in the production of conventional materials for the domestics and exports markets;
  • Develop and / or upgrade technologies for the processing and / or recycling of solid wastes into high-value materials; and
  • Develop and / or upgrade technologies for the dressing and processing of local minerals.

5. Packaging Technology Division (PTD)

  • Develop appropriate package designs and / or labels for increased product viability and competitiveness;
  • Provide training services related to packaging design and labeling;
  • Provide packaging-related testing services, i.e. shelf life testing, packaging material-product compatibility, etc ; and
  • Provide other services such as package technology improvements, identification of appropriate packaging techniques, develop and evaluate transport containers and training on shelf life testing.

The ITDI is among the instrumentalities that laid the groundwork, in the early years, for S&T in the country. Today, it is one of the DOST's RDIs (research and development institutes) and undertakes multidisciplinary industrial R&D, technical services, and knowledge translation or technology transfer and commercialization. ITDI harnesses know-how in new technology and product innovation, and through the years, has emerged as a credible and reliable industry and government partner in accelerating growth and development in the country.


Address: DOST-ITDI Bldg., DOST Cmpd., General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City, Philippines

Contact No. : (632) 86837750 local 2182, (632) 88372071 local 2182