Call for proposals: Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy

The Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE)
Program of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) encourage synergistic
relationship between the academe, research and development institutions, and the industry
through collaborative Research and Development (R&D) projects. Under the CRADLE Program,
the private sector industry will identify the problem; and the Higher Education Institution (HEI) or
Research and Development Institution (RDI) will undertake the R&D to solve the problem.

With increasing economic and global competition and putting the ASEAN integration in
perspective, it is imperative for the Philippines to implement initiatives that will improve the
innovation system to leverage economic progress. Collaboration between private companies,
HEIs and RDIs is an emerging strategy for knowledge exchange, and production and utilization
of new technologies that is yet to be maximized.
DOST is now accepting proposals from HEI/RDI and their partner private sector industry for the
CRADLE Program. The R&D proposals should be consistent with the CRADLE Program

  • Bridge the academe and the industry; and stimulate collaboration that meets the needs of
    both academe and industry in one shot
  • Target each level of the technology transfer process—from pursuit of industry-driven basic
    research, academe-industry joint research, and product development stage to technology
  • Support both the pursuit of basic R&D and the transition of R&D results to the industry
  • Engage both the academe and the industry into a cooperation that is mutually beneficial,
    whereby the academe, through its R&D capability and human resource, supplies the R&D
    needs of the industry and in the process helping the industry gain innovative market

Together, the academe as producer of knowledge and manpower, and the industry as the entity
that translates technologies to real world applications, will generate new opportunities for Filipinos
in the form of new industries, enterprises, jobs and solutions to pressing community and national


For details of the submission, refer to