The Nueva Vizcaya State University Intellectual Property and Technology Business Management (NVSU IP-TBM) Office conducted a Virtual Consultation Meeting with Citrus Technical Experts and Industry Partners on June 21, 2021 via Zoom to identify existing technology gaps in the citrus industry which can be addressed through patent mining.
The consultation meeting led by Dr. Blesila R. Ramos, Intellectual Property Officer, aimed to (1) gather citrus technical experts and existing industry partners, and (2) validate the pre-identified technology areas in the citrus industry which need to be improved through R&D, facility development, or policy development. Topics such as nutrient and water management, pest and disease management, breeding, machineries, product development, and production of high- quality planting materials were discussed as well as the current needs and existing problems within the citrus industry.
This is part of the IP-TBM Phase 2 project funded by the DOST-PCAARRD which aims to sustain the IP-TBM operations of the university through patent mining of citrus. With citrus as the chosen commodity, the university could further improve R&D initiatives on citrus supporting the Citrus Resources Research and Development Center (CRRDC).