A. Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program (TTCP) – a strategy in encouraging and assisting micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to adopt technological innovations to improve their products, services, and operations and increase their productivity and competitiveness. The program also enables MSMEs to address their technical problems and improve productivity and efficiency through the following:
- Infusion of appropriate technologies to improve products, services, and/or operations;
- Technology training and consultancy services;
- Design of functional package and labels;
- Assistance in the attainment of products standards, including testing;
- Provision of assistance for technology acquisition
Another component of this program is the Bangsamoro Empowerment through Science and Technology (BEST) which aims to empower starting firms, associations, and communities by providing S&T intervention.
This program will enable starting and existing firms/MSMEs to harness/ utilize their potential and help increase or improve the alternative source of income/ livelihood. The program utilizes technology-based solutions in order to have Bangsamoro products with high product standards, good product quality, compliance to certifications (Food Safety and Halal, if applicable). It also may contribute to the increase of jobs generation in BARMM.
B. Technology Application and Promotion Program (TAPP) – aims to strengthen the awareness of the Bangsamoro people on the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) initiatives of the Ministry of Science and Technology-BARMM and the whole Scientific community. In addition, this program also seeks to provide the gap in the technology development process to technology commercialization, that is, to improve the technology readiness level (TRL) of a technology-based product or service from its early stages to its maturity so that it can address the needs of the adoptors using the right technology application. In order to achieve this, the Program also aims to build pools of experts in different fields such as, but not limited to, Food Safety, Halal, Invention, Techno-Business, and the like.
This program comprises three (3) component projects which are the Technology Information Promotion Project (TIPP), the Nurturing Expertise on Technological Works and Opportunities on Relevant Knowledge and Skills (NETWORKS) Project, and the Technology Business Incubation (TBI) Project that will be implemented for the duration of six (6) years from 2023 to 2028.
Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) has always been significant in economic development and nation-building. Technological developments have been vital in the progress of the community’s livelihood in terms of employment, trade and quality.
Hence, by strengthening the people’s awareness on the STI status and progress, it will open opportunities for more technological developments and studies.
In the technology development process, certain gaps will be addressed by this program. Specifically, in addressing the gap between the research and development stage and the manufacturing stage of the technology improvement of a prototype, product or service ensuring the readiness of these technologies towards its commercialization.
The program will address the needs of the people by utilizing technology-based solutions and applications towards realizing the products that will increase their production and sales.
The program will also help by providing access to STI experts to strategically address their problems and needs in reaching market-competitive products or services.