The Department of Science and Technology Region VI in collaboration with DOST – Technology Application and Promotion Institute will hold the 2021 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit (RICE) this November 23-25.

This biennial event gives encouragement and opportunity to men and women inventors and researchers to showcase their inventive and creative capabilities Composed of five categories, RICE gives due recognition to the outstanding invention through the Tuklas Award, outstanding utility model through the Unlad Award, outstanding industrial design through the Banghay Award, outstanding creative research through the Likha Award, and outstanding student creative research for high school and college students through the Sibol Award.

The 2021 RICE is part of the National Science and Technology Week celebration.