The Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI), in its bid to contribute to industrialization and progress through R&D initiatives, will conduct a webcast for its newly opened Modular Multi-Industry Innovation Center (MMIC) or InnoHub sa Pinas tomorrow, March 31, 2021.
Following MMIC’s successful launch last December 2020 and its inauguration last February 2021, ITDI once again invites industry partners and stakeholders to share their insights and expectations about the new facility.
InnoHub sa Pinas is an industrial processing facility with multifunctional/multi-application modular unit operation equipment that can be retrofitted to accommodate different manufacturing lines.
It is built to serve the needs of the food, personal care, and pharma-nutraceutical industries using its three main processing lines for nut/seed and oils, mix blend powders, and liquids/emulsions which rely mainly on by-products of commercial operations as raw material. In effect, new or novel products are made out of processing wastes through backend innovation.
Further, InnoHub sa Pinas is open to academe and other interested stakeholders for use in research and development of new products, product equivalent, product variances and product reintroduction.
As one of DOST’s big 20 tickets for 2020, the facility is set to become a one-stop-shop for product conceptualization, development, and marketing, thus collaboration with significant industry and other users is important to sustain efficient services.
It expects that with InnoHub sa Pinas’ modern equipment and devices, as well as experts to lead the operation, previous deficiencies that may hinder advancement in STI will be reduced.