At least 170 participants from the public and private sectors throughout region 10 are set to compete for five categories of awards during the 2019 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) on November 11-13, 2019 at Robinsons Valencia City, Bukidnon.
Winners can win cash prizes under Outstanding Invention (Tuklas Award), Outstanding Utility Model, Outstanding Industrial Design, Outstanding Creative Research (Likha Award), and Outstanding Creative Research (Sibol Award) for College and High School Students. They will also represent region 10 in the National Invention Contest and Exhibits (NICE) in 2020.
Everyone is invited to witness the competition and view the inventions and researches. Admission is free.
The Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) is a nationwide biennial activity conducted in different regions to recognize Filipino inventions, innovations and researches. It is a national policy to give priority to invention and its utilization on the country’s productive systems and national life.
Through the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI), DOST implemented the RICE with the aim of setting a climate that is conducive to invention and innovation, and give encouragement and support to inventors who are creative and resourceful. DOST also strives to imbue them with a deep sense of nationalism, and maximize their capability and productivity through incentives and other forms of assistance.