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  • 1. Science and Technology in the Philippines
  • 2. • The state of science and technology determines the socio-economic progress of a country. It is a well-known fact that national progress is highly correlated to the capacity of a country to produce local industrial goods for domestic needs and that industrialization is very much
  • 3. History of Science and Technology in the Philippines Historical Perspective
  • 4. • Before Spain colonized the country • During the American period • After World War II and fifty years under American rule
  • 5. Current State of Science and Technology in the Philippines
  • 6. • According to the Technology Index of 1982, the state of Science and Technology of the Philippines is defined to be -0.1 compared to the U.S, the world’s technology leader, which is 100. • The Technology Index is defined as the average of the sum of the number of
  • 7. • The Philippines also ranks low in terms of technological capacity. • Regarding to the type of basic technologies: Material Technology, Equipment Technology, Energy Technology, Information Technology, Life Technology and Management Technology,
  • 8. • There is very low output of international scientific research publications compared with Asian countries. • Funding for the improvement of science education is woefully lacking and there is no adequate and attractive financial support for R&D
  • 9. • Extreme lack of research laboratories in semiconductors, molecular biology, photovoltaics, etc. is the inadequate facilities of the S&T libraries and information networks, including access by the university students and
  • 10. Assessment of the Past Science and Technology Plans
  • 11. • Since 1986, the Philippines has prepared three comprehensive Science and Technology plans: The Science and Technology Master Plan (STMP), the Science and Technology Agenda for National Development (STAND) and the DOST Medium-Term
  • 12. Visions for Philippine Science and Technology
  • 13. • By 2004, Science and Technology shall have contributed significantly to the enhancement of national productivity and competitiveness and to the solution of pressing national problems. • By 2010, the Philippines shall have carved some niches and
  • 14. • By 2020, the Philippines shall have developed a wide range of globally competitive products and services which have high technology content.
  • 15. Goals for Philippine Science and Technology
  • 16. By 2004: –Improved access to quality Science and Technology services; –Higher productivity and competitiveness for selected Philippine product and Industries; –Technology-based enterprises shall have emerged in the
  • 17. - Enhanced Science and Technology awareness and support among leaders and policy makers By 2010: –World-class capabilities in ICT –Technological leadership in ASEAN in the fields of biotechnology, material science and microelectronics –Adequate number of quality
  • 18. –Highly-developed culture of innovation and Science and Technology consciousness By 2020: –World-class universities in Science and Technology –Internationally recognized Filipino scientists and engineers –A model in Science and
  • 19. Strategies: –To achieve the foregoing goals under the Plan, strategies shall be pursued: –Niching and Clustering –Addressing National Problems –Development of Human Resources –Provision of Support to Industry Particularly SMEs –Accelerating Technology
  • 20. –Upgrading of Infrastructure –Strengthening of Government, Industry, Civil Society and International Linkages – Improvement of Science and Technology Governance
  • 21. By: Group 6

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