The Binagoongang Bangus which is a matured technology produced at the PSU-DOST1 Food Innovation Center was pitched by Dr. Christian Thom Tabisola during the PCCARD National Pitching contest and won the 1st prize Best in Technology Pitch Award last May 27, 2021.
FIC researchers were also awarded as winners for the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits 2021 under the Creative Research or Likha Category. The Mungbean Milk with Mango Flavor in Retort Pouch won the 1st Prize for the Outstanding Creative Research while the Vacuum Packed Baked Tupig was awarded second price in the same category last October 29, 2021.
The Food Innovation Center (FIC) at Pangasinan State University – Bayambang Campus continues to create food innovations that transcend current challenges in the market. This has been proven in the recently concluded Technology Pitch for Inventors during the Virtual Seminar Writeshop on Technology Commercialization and Pitch Day for Faculty and Full-time Researchers among IPTBM offices of ILAARRDEC held on July 19-23 and 26, 2021 via Zoom. In the said event, Dr. Roseanne Jane C. Agustin won 1st place and the Best Pitch during the Technology Pitch Presentation.
Dr. Roseanne Jane C. Agustin represented PSU-FIC and participated in the 5-day training which includes technology commercialization, marketing and branding, business plan preparation, IP valuation among others. After the rigorous training about poster and pitch preparation, Dr. Agustin together with Mr. Adrian D. Veloso and Mr. John Alex Bumanlag, video editors, created the poster and video needed for the Technology Pitch Day.
Dr. Agustin’s Technology Pitch focused on Tupig which is Pangasinan’s very own sweet delicacy. Moreover, the technology pitch addresses the problems and solutions made for the native food.
The technology was invented by PSU-FIC Researchers and Technology Developers composed of Dr. Raquel C. Pambid, Head, FIC Center and Coordinator, R&D office, Dr. Wilma De Vera, FIC Head Manager, Prof. Veronica Austria, Chair, Technology and Livelihood Education and Mr. Cyril John Domingo, Member, Technology Team have created an innovative technology which prolongs the native delicacy’s shelf-life and over-all presentation.