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Executive Order No. 128 mandates the Department to “provide central direction, leadership and coordination of scientific and technological efforts and ensure that the results therefrom are geared and utilized in areas of maximum economic and social benefits for the people”.

DOST-CAR, as an implementing arm of the Department shall:

a. Carry out the science and technology policies, plans, programs and

projects, laws, rules, regulations.

b. Provide S & T services to the people.

c. Coordinate with other government agencies and with local government

units in the region on S&T matters.


A. Technology Transfer and Commercialization

We support various MSMEs through our Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SET-UP) and Community-Based Projects under the following priority areas:

1. Food Processing;

2. Furniture;

3. Gift, Decors, Handicrafts;

4. Agriculture/Aquaculture/Forestry;

5. Metals and Engineering;

6. ICT;

7. Health and Wellness;

8. Halal Products and Services;

9. Energy and Environment;

10. Creative Industry; and

11. Other regional priority sectors (Based on RDC-approved regional industry clusters)

B. Science and Technology Services

1. Laboratory Testing Services (Microbiological, Chemical and Metrology Testing)

2. Packaging and Labeling Services

3. Technology Training

4. Technology Fora

5. Technical Consultancy Services

C. S&T Education/Scholarship Program

For students interested in taking up DOST priority fields of study in science, mathematics and engineering in accredited Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the country.

1. Undergraduate Scholarships

2. Graduate Scholarships

D. S&T Promotion and Information Dissemination

1. Press Releases

2. Technology Fairs


E. Regional Research, Development and Innovation Networks

The DOST-CAR led the establishment of the Regional Research, Development and Innovation Committee (RRDIC). As a support committee of the RDC, RRDIC coordinates and provides strategic policy directions and harmony on major R&D activities in the region and to address gaps in research, development and innovation.

The following are the R&D consortia under the auspices of the DOST:

1. Cordillera Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development Consortium (CIEERDEC)

2. Cordillera Regional Health and Development Consortium (CRHRDC)

3. Cordillera Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development (CorCAARRD)

F. Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

DOST-CAR, the Vice-Chair on Disaster Prevention and Mitigation in the region, implements Programs, Projects and Activities in support to the operations of the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) and the Local DRRM Councils.

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