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Vol. XXVI, 3rd Quarter
July–September 2008
DOST Region 2 hosted North Luzon Technology Fair

The Department of Science and Technology Region 2 hosted the 4th Northern Luzon Technology Fair at Cagayan Colleges of Tuguegarao last October 6-10.

The event showcased technology based products and services developed through DOST assistance from Luzon and in other parts of the country.

The activity promoted DOST’s assistance program to small and medium enterprises designed to enhance their market competitiveness.

DOST also lined up technology fora, exhibits, discussions on emerging business trends for SMEs, and technology-based entrepreneurship trainings.

One of the fair’s highlights was a technology forum and clinic on advanced packaging and labeling technology for clients of DOST’s Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program.
Experts shared knowledge on several technology solutions that can improve SMEs’ production capabilities and commercial value of local products.

DOST Assistant Secretary Mario P. Bravo and DOST Region 2 Director Urdujah A. Tejada led the ribbon cutting that opened the technology fair.   

North Luzon Tech Fair 2008
The Department of Science and Technology Region 2 hosted the 4th Northern Luzon Cluster Technology Fair held Sept. 23-27 at the Cagayan Colleges of Tuguegarao. Products developed with DOST assistance were on display during the weeklong event that also featured technology and entrepreneurship fora for micro entrepreneurs.  Photo shows (L-R) DOST Region 1 Director Elsa R. Chan (partly hidden), Assistant Secretary Mario P. Bravo, Region 2 Director Urdujah A. Tejada, a representative from the office of Congressman Manuel N. Mamba, and CAR Director Ben D. Ladilad. [Photo by Gerry Palad, S&T Media Service]