TTBDO celebrates UPM Inventors thru SalinLohiya 2021

| Written by UPM TTBDO

Recognizing the contributions of the University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) inventors in advancing research and generating valuable intellectual property assets, the UPM Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO) held the 2nd SalinLohiya online forum and awarding ceremony via Zoom on December 1.

With the theme “Technology Transfer As A Catalyst in Advancing Research and Innovation”, the online forum on health research translation gathered renowned speakers in the field of technology transfer to introduce new trends and topics to the attending researchers.

The SalinLohiya event kicked off with an opening address from Dr. Armando C. Crisostomo, UPM’s Vice Chancellor for Research followed by Chancellor Carmencita D. Padilla who equally gave inspirational speeches.

On the other hand, the afternoon lecture series highlighted the Fundamentals and Importance Of IP Valuation in Technology Transfer as discussed by Atty. Rowanie A. Nakan of Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia Law Office followed by Professor Cynthia Goh from University of Toronto who gave a talk on the Considerations in Putting Up A Start-Up. The last among the roster was a lecture on Developing IP for Technology Transfer given by Atty. Cheryl McCaffery from the World Intellectual Property Organization.

This year’s SalinLohiya also featured a storytelling/experience sharing segment called Journey of Inventors and Researchers In Technology Transfer which was facilitated by Dr. Lourdes Marie S. Tejero, director of the UPM TTBDO. The panel of inventors consists of Dr. Maria Antonia E. Habana, Dr. Jose B. Nevado, Jr., and Dr. Leo DP. Cubillan who shared their fair share of hiccups and triumphs in the technology transfer process.

Most importantly, the highlight of the event which is the Awarding Ceremony celebrated the enormous contribution of 56 UP Manila inventors in continuously bringing forward technologies that best serve the interest of the country.

To formally close the program, NIH Director Dr. Eva Maria C. Cutiongco-Dela Paz reiterated the significance of technology transfer and the contribution of the entire research community in the health and life of the Filipinos.

The program was graced by a total of 85 participants.