The Philippines and the UK have tackled methods on tips on how to strengthen science and expertise (S&T) partnership between the 2 nations in areas of well being, synthetic intelligence, house applied sciences, and engineering biology.
Division of Science and Know-how (DOST) Secretary Fortunato “Boy” T. de la Peña disclosed this in a Fb put up following his latest assembly with British Ambassador to the Philippines Laure Beaufils.
Beaufils paid a courtesy go to to the DOST.
Throughout the assembly, de la Peña expressed the Philippine authorities’s appreciation the UK’s sturdy help to bilateral initiatives and to the nation’s S&T packages which embody Newton-Agham Programme, NovaSAR with Surrey Satellite tv for pc Know-how Restricted (SSTL), JST-UKRI-DOST ‘Science, Know-how and Motion’ Nexus for Growth (STAND), and COP26, amongst others.
“We additionally mentioned the strengthening of S&T collaborations notably on well being, local weather change, synthetic intelligence, engineering biology, 5G, digital commerce, start-ups/spin-offs, house applied sciences, and better training,” he stated.
He stated each events additionally “explored” the potential of convening the primary PH-UK Joint Committee Assembly on Science and Know-how (JCMST).
De la Peña likewise cited the UK authorities’s essential position within the Philippines’ struggle towards coronavirus illness (COVID-19).
“The UK authorities has been an important accomplice of the Philippine authorities for the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines throughout the nation,” he stated.
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