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DOST-PCIEERD, TikTok Ink Collaboration to Reinforce the Promotion of Pinoy Innovation

Anjie lou delos Reyes
As the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) partnered with TikTok to boost the promotion of Filipino-made technologies, Filipino TikTok users will now know more Filipino scientific achievements and developments as the Department of Science and Technology Research and Development.

DOST-PCIEERD, TikTok Ink Collaboration to Reinforce the Promotion of Pinoy Innovation
DOST-PCIEERD, TikTok Ink Collaboration to Reinforce the Promotion of Pinoy Innovation

DOST-PCIEERD inked a Memorandum of Understanding with TikTok during the virtual launch to promote Filipino technologies through its TikTok science communication account @pinoyscience.

Dr. Enrico Paringit, Executive Director of DOST PCIEERD, said that this collaboration is a big boost for the scientific community as it continues to reach out to Filipino netizens and gain support for Filipino researchers' innovations.

"Communicating science to the public has always been a challenge for our researchers. As a leader and partner in enabling innovations, we are excited with this collaboration with TikTok as a new avenue for us to share distinctly pinoy innovations through this social media platform," he said.

The account of DOST-PCIEERD on TikTok

This partnership with TikTok is a six-month collaboration in which TikTok will provide researchers with training on how to use the Science Communication Platform, promote Filipino technologies, and conduct TikTok Filipino Community Contests.

Related: TikTok has officially turned over its US$150,000 donation to the Philippine National Red Cross

The first contest is the hashtag challenge #PinoyInnovator, which aims to demonstrate how creative and resourceful Filipinos are. Common household items will be creatively used through this challenge to develop a nifty innovation. As the "Pinoy Science Innovator 2021." the winners of the challenge will be hailed. They will be announced in April 2021.

The #PinoyScience hashtag challenge, which challenges TikTok users to explain the science behind the scientific projects supported by DOST PCIEERD, is another contest that will be launched.

The hashtag challenge #PinoyScience will run from April to July 2021. Beginning in May 2021, three winners will be announced each month.

"We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the DOST PCIEERD to help promote awareness and understanding for science and innovation, as well as inspire the Filipino youth to discover their creativity and talents. Inspiring creativity and bringing joy is at the heart of what we do at TikTok," said Kristoffer Rada, Head of Public Policy at TikTok.
"TikTok is committed to helping facilitate education and learning in the Philippines. Through our #LearnOnTikTok series, we will be working with creators to produce more educational content on the platform," he added.

At, follow DOST-PCIEERD Send an email to for inquiries about this partnership or requests for collaboration.

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