MANY are inspired at the modest stories of technology giants such as Apple, Facebook and Microsoft and how it overcame almost insurmountable circumstances to reach the top through sheer hard work and of course science, technology and innovation.
With that being said, the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) has its own success stories to tell as it launches a series of books that celebrates the many success of local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through innovations.
Dubbed as Science For The People, the book series which DoST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña claims “present the very essence of Filipinnovation that put into reality Science for the People which is our ultimate goal,”— features a trilogy of books namely Science For Scale, Science For Success, and Science For Social Change.
The books were launched on September 24 and highlighted how technological innovations have turned things around for the various enterprises, communities and ultimately the lives of Filipinos.
The book series aim to inspire and encourage more collaboration between DoST and the private sector in creating value adding technologies and capabilities in developing the local industries’ competitiveness as the world enters the era of the fourth industrial revolution.