Cagayan State University (CSU) has adopted the Abaca fiber composite technology, which was developed by the Industrial Technology Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ITDI).
This was when the CSU and DOST-ITDI signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on technology transfer. The pact was signed on November 26th.
“The MOA grants the CSU the license to adapt, use, manufacture, produce and pre-commercialize the technology for the production of Abaca fiber composite materials, especially in the production of the body / hood of your e-trike”, DOST Secretary Fortunato ” Boy, ”said T. de la Peña in a taped report on December 3rd.
On December 3rd, DOST Science for Change (S4C) presented a total of 37 innovation centers that want to promote regional development in the country. This includes the CSU’s E-Mobility R&D Center, which is expected to design, develop, manufacture and assemble e-trikes that could be used in the region.
The center will redesign a lightweight chassis; improve mechanical energy transmission systems and determine optimal electronic / electrical systems in relation to the mechanical construction of the tricycle. It will also design the electrical and electronic components of an e-trike and determine the feasibility of converting a conventional tricycle to an e-trike.
A COVID-19 responsive design is being considered to maintain physical distance and prevent the spread of viral infections, the DOST said.
De la Peña said the DOST-ITDI will support the CSU in setting up the manufacturing facility, training its staff and providing the necessary support during the technology transfer.
The MOA was founded by DOST-ITDI Director Dr. Annabelle V. Briones and CSU President Dr. Signed Urdujah G. Alvarado.
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