MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) is calling for research and development proposals to support the development of creative industries in the country.
These proposals must fall under the priority areas of Heritage or Functional Creations. Heritage includes arts and crafts (i.e. furniture, household goods, paper, etc.) as well as design. Functional creations cover new media such as software, animation, etc., industrial craft, and other creative related technologies.
Creative Industries are considered one of the fastest-growing sectors in the global economy and contribute significantly to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of developed countries by capitalizing on their creative industries.
The Philippines is among the developing countries with a rich cultural heritage as well as a pool of creative talents that can potentially boost the economy through its creative goods.
A PDIS report states that the Philippines supplies and exports a wide range of creative goods including creative services, research and development (R&D), design goods, art crafts, new media, and architecture.
While GDP contribution of creative industries slipped from 13.8 percent in 2006 to 5.44 percent in 2009, Philippines Creative Goods exports increased from $776 million in 2005 to $915 million in 2015, an 18 percent increase.
Over the years, the performance of creative industries shows that it has the ability to provide support and strengthen different fields to be competitive globally while promoting locally made products and designs.
The intersection of culture, technology, and innovation allows creative economies to succeed. Science and technology research can power the economic development of the country, long believed to have the potential to be an Asian creative hub.
All proposals should be submitted online through dpmis.dost.gov.ph on or before May 31, 2020.
For those who are interested to submit proposals, the complete package of the Call can be viewed at the PCIEERD website: bit.ly/C4PForms #CallForProposals2020 #ScienceForThePeople #DOSTPh
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