DOST-NCR Partners with Inventrepreneurs, Launches New OneSTore Hub

Recognizing the ingenuity and innovativeness of Filipino inventors, the Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region (DOST-NCR) and the Filipino Inventors Society Producer Cooperative (FISPC) signed a Memorandum of Agreement on May 14, 2017, coinciding with the launching of the DOST-FISPC OneSTore Hub at the Delta Building in Quezon City.

The signing formalized the partnership between the two organizations as they sought to make inventions and innovative products made by local inventors more accessible to the public. Through the tie-up, clients nationwide and even overseas can easily shop for products made by Filipino inventor-entrepreneurs using or visiting the physical hub in Quezon City.

Present in the MOA signing were DOST Secretary, Prof. Fortunato dela Pena; DOST-NCR Regional Director, Mr. Jose B. Patalinjug III; DOST-II Regional Director, Engr. Sancho Mabborang; FISPC President, Mr. Francisco "Popoy" Pagayon; FISPC Chairman, Mr. Mike Hortaleza, and other DOST and FISPC officials.

Sec. dela Pena, a strong believer in the innovative spirit of Filipinos, said that the initiative is only part of DOST's continuing quest to provide support to more innovators and inventors nationwide. He also personally tried the OneSTore kiosk and selected items to his liking.

In Metro Manila, DOST-NCR is the lead agency managing the implementation of the OneSTore project. To date, there are two OneSTore Hubs overseen by DOST-NCR—the Onestore hub- Lyf Wellness Center in Quezon City owned by Dr. Carl Balita, and the newly opened hub in Delta Building operated by FISPC.

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