Filipino scientists and engineers who are into research and development of copper use now have more funding opportunities through the joint effort of Department of Science and Technology’ Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) and the International Copper Association (ICA).
This new R&D funding opportunity was ironed out through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed recently by DOST-PCIEERD and the ICA Southeast Asia ICASEA) at the New World Hotel in Makati City, which launched the Fourth Technology Program Proposal Call in the Philippines. ICASEA represents ICA in the region.
“This partnership between DOST and ICA underlines the important contribution of the mining and minerals industry to the country’s economy,” said Dr. Amelia Guevara, PCIEERD executive director.
“It is our hope that this MOU will result in vibrant S&T activities and collaborations in the copper industry,” said Dr. Guevara.
DOST-PCIEERD is the country’s lead agency in the research and development of technologies in the industry and energy sectors.