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UPV profs and REPS are IDI awardees

(standing, L-R) UP President Alfredo E. Pascual, TTBDO Director Dr. Luis Sison, and UPV Vice-Chancellor for Research & Extension Ricardo Babaran; (sitting, L-R) Ernestina M. Peralta, Prof. Valeriano Corre, and Prof. Francis Dimzon
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Prof. Valeriano L. Corre, retired faculty member of the Institute of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (IA-CFOS) was a recipient of the 2nd Invention Disclosure Incentive Award given by the Technology Transfer and Business Development (TTBDO) of the UP System.

Along with his co-inventors Prof. Victor Marco Emmanuel Ferriols (IA-CFOS), research assistants Ernesto del Rosario and Jan Michael Genesila, Prof. Francis Dimzon, faculty member of the Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, they were feted during the awarding ceremony on November 25, 2016 at the Executive House, UP Diliman. The group received a cash award of P40,000.00

Corre and his team invented the Remote Operated Automatic Bottom Feeder, one of the research outputs of the DOST-UPV Milkfish Program B: Improved Grow-out Technology for Sustainable Milkfish Industry funded by DOST-PCAARRD. The invention was filed last 11 December 2015 with Patent Application No.: 12/015000432under the Patent Protection Incentive Package (PPIP) Grant Program of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines.

Meanwhile, Ms. Ernestina M. Peralta of the Institute of Fish Processing Technology (CFOS), was also awarded for the “All Natural Oyster Powder” that she developed. This was as an output of her research funded by DOST-PCIEERD. She will receive P15,000.00 for the 1st tranche of the IDI. She is also one of the recipients of the IP Assistance Program granted by DOST-TAPI during the IP Audit conducted by Mr. Caezar Arceo and Engr. Mario Rance on August 23-24, 2016.

Together with Ms. Garibay of IA-CFOS, Peralta has also presented their respective technologies during the VIP Day, a university inventor-industry partner event, organized by UP TTBDO on October 26, 2016 at UP BGC, Taguig. Ms. Garibay presented her technology on algae concentration and harvesting.

There were 17 inventions that were given recognition; five from UP Diliman, nine from UP Los Baños, two from UP Visayas, and one from a UP Diliman-UP Manila collaboration. Of the 17, four have existing Philippine patent applications: two from UP Diliman, one from UP Los Baños and UP Visayas.

The IDI is an incentive program granted to inventors, researchers, faculty members, students, staff and visiting professors undertaking research and/or creative activities pursuant to any program, project grant or contract under the auspices of the University, that discloses the existence and assign patent rights and other related rights to the University in accordance to the UP IPR Policy, Tech Transfer 2009 and other related laws.

Currently, the tasks related to intellectual property management and technology transfer is currently hosted by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development. The creation of the Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO) in UPV is on process and is being proposed to be under the supervision of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension. (With reports from Milyn Leghid, OVCPD)

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