The Science for Change Program (S4CP) was created to accelerate STI in the country in order to keep up with the developments in our time wherein technology and innovation are game-changers.
The DOST envisioned S4CP to create opportunities in advancing science, technology and innovation in the country. Since 2017, the S4CP focused on four major sub-programs namely: (1) Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D (NICER) Program, which provides institutional grants for HEIs to undertake quality research that will catalyze and promote regional development; (2) R&D Leadership (RDLead) Program, with RDLeaders supporting the human resources component in every region; (3) Collaborative R&D to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE) Program, which forms academe-industry partnerships to solve industry problems; and (4) Business Innovation through S&T (BIST) for Industry Program, which facilitates the acquisition of strategic and relevant technologies by Filipino companies to support R&D activities.
Through the S4CP website, it aims to widen the reach and encourage more academic institutions, R&D Institutes, and private companies all over the Philippines to embrace research for development. The S4C Project Management firmly believes that R&D will make change happen.
You may now submit your proposals on the said website and track their progress.
Visit the website now: https://s4cp.dost.gov.ph/