2022 NSTW free webinars advocates the importance of STI support in MSMEs, gov’t

The 2022 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration in Western Visayas will feature webinars that advocate the importance of science, technology, and innovation (STI) support in micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), industry, and government.

The first webinar, Tech Talk, is a collaborative effort of the Department of Science and Technology VI (DOST VI), Western Visayas Agriculture Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVAARRDEC) and Regional Agri-Aqua Innovation System Enhancement (RAISE) Program. Tech Talk will be an opportunity for technology generators from schools, universities, and colleges (SUCs) in Western Visayas to introduce their commercial-ready technologies to MSMEs and potential adopters. It will air on November 17 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Everyone can register in this webinar using the link, bit.ly/2022TechTalk.

On November 18, a two-part webinar, 1E Conversations, which intends to present current and relevant topics to DOST VI stakeholders by industry experts.

In the morning, a webinar on “Food Defense: Protecting your Food Business Against Intentional Contamination” aims to engage participants in in-depth discussions on food fraud and food defense. The webinar will start at 10:00 AM until 12:00 NN and interested participants can register at bit.ly/WebinaronFoodDefense.

Meanwhile, the afternoon webinar entitled “Trends and Updates: Interiors, Inspirations, Furniture and Home Decors and Color Trends” will start at 3:00 PM. It will cover creative design trends and updates for MSMEs in the gifts and holiday décors (GHD) industry where participants can pick up tips and best practices for product development processes. Registration link for this webinar is at bit.ly/WebinaronCreativeDesign.

Happening alongside this are two webinars tackling topics about Industry 4.0 and the Philippine Metrology Framework

From 1:00 to 3:00 PM, the webinar on “Journey Towards Becoming Industry 4.0 Ready” will examine how science and technology enhance the innovative capabilities of DOST VI MSME beneficiaries. This webinar will also serve as an opportunity to put the national finalists and regional winners of the 2022 SETUP (Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program) Praise Awards and Best CEST (Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology) Community in the spotlight to highlight the role of S&T in regional development. Join this webinar by registering at bit.ly/2022Industry4Ready.

Lastly, the webinar on “The Role of LGUs in the Philippine Metrology Framework” will explore the role of local governments in the legal metrology under the Philippine system and how DOST interfaces with its framework. All local government officials are invited to register in this webinar using this link, bit.ly/2022RSTLWebinar. The webinar will run from 2:00 until 4:00 in the afternoon.

All in all, the five webinars will air on the abovementioned schedules via Zoom and Facebook Live at facebook.com/DOSTRegionVI. (DOSTVI-KMU)