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IP Protection & Technology Transfer Grants

The University of the Philippines is mandated to serve as a research university not only by conducting research, but also promoting, disseminating and applying the knowledge created through research. To this end, UP Diliman is committed to providing support to its researchers and creative workers.

The Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Grants aim to provide funding to support researchers and creative workers of UP Diliman who would like to engage in the protection and/or the further development of their Intellectual Properties towards successful utilization and technology transfer. These Grants are offered by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development through the UP Diliman Technology Transfer and Business Development Office.

Intellectual Property Protection Grants

This grant provides funding to support researchers and creative workers of UP Diliman who would like to engage in protecting their research or creative work outputs. It aims to assist and encourage Faculty Members or Research, Extension, and Professional Staff Members, in securing Intellectual Property Rights such as copyright, patent, utility model, industrial design, trademark, and trade secret, as well securing certifications and/or regulatory requirements needed for certain products/processes.

There are two types of grants under IP Protection Grants: Philippine Protection Grants and Foreign Protection Grants. Below are the guidelines for each and the application form for IP Protection Grants.

Technology Transfer Grants

The Technology Transfer Grant provides funding to support researchers and creative workers of UP Diliman who will engage in further development of their research or creative work outputs to increase Technology Readiness Level, Market Readiness Level and/or Investment Readiness Level of their Intellectual Property, towards successful technology transfer.

There are three types of grants under Technology Transfer Grants:

  • Market Validation Grant – The Market Validation Grant provides funding to support researchers and creative workers of UP Diliman to conduct a market assessment for their Intellectual Properties.
  • Business Model / Plan Grant – The Business Model / Plan Grant provides funding to support researchers and creative workers of UP Diliman to prepare a detailed business or technology transfer strategy for their Intellectual Properties.
  • Prototyping & Scale-up Grant – The Prototyping and Scale-up Grant provides funding to support researchers and creative workers of UP Diliman to optimize their technologies and Intellectual Properties for mass commercialization.

Below are the guidelines for each type and the application form for Technology Transfer Grants.