A TOP official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced that interested participants to the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) have until Friday, October 20, to submit entries to the contest.
DOST regional officer-in-charge Martin Wee said the contest is open to both public and private sector inventors and researchers within Zamboanga Peninsula.
There are six categories available in the invention contest and these are: outstanding invention, outstanding utility model, outstanding industrial design, outstanding creative research, and outstanding student creative research for high school and college students.
Wee said the RICE is open to all inventors, makers, designers, creative researchers and student researchers who are Filipino citizens residing in the region.
Wee said this year’s RICE will be held on November 14 to 16 during the DOST’s Regional Science and Technology Week celebration, where the agency’s leading programs, services and technologies will be featured.
The DOST holds its nationwide RICE event all over the country every two years to recognize the indispensability of Filipino inventions. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)