BPI Foundation (BPIF) recognizes the significant role of science, technology, and innovation in nation-building. A special project under BPIF’s sustainable positive change advocacy and in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), the BPI–DOST innovation awards is a competition that challenges bright Filipino students of Basic and Applied Sciences to actively participate in resolving problems in the community. 

Ten teams will receive Php 25,000 each. Out of the Top 10, three teams with the most outstanding projects shall receive the BPI-DOST innovation award and a cash prize of Php 100,000 each.

How to join

A. Eligibility criteria 

  1. This competition is open to all Filipino junior and senior (3rd – 5th year) college students of basic and applied sciences who are regular enrollees within the program period. 
  2. The participants should meet all minimum requirements of the course and should not have any failing grade. 
  3. The students must not have any negative school record.  This means they are not subject to any disciplinary or administrative action. 
  4. One (1) team composed of three (3) students shall represent the school.  The school shall endorse the team using the template provided by BPIF. 
  5. The project must not have been submitted to any competition or presented to any external party. For this purpose, the team shall submit a declaration using the template provided by BPIF. 

B. Requirements 

  1. Fully accomplished BPI-DOST awards contestant form 
  2. Fully accomplished BPI-DOST contestant questionnaire  
  3. Fully accomplished BPI-DOST science awards alumni list  
  4. A duly signed certification by the College Secretary or College Registrar verifying that the awardees are bonafide students of the University and is majoring in any one of the priority science fields.  This is in keeping with qualification criteria nos. 1 & 2.  
  5. A duly signed certification by the Dean of Student Affairs/School Guidance Counselor verifying that the student has not been subjected to disciplinary action, administrative charges, suspension, or conduct unbecoming of a college student.  This will ensure that the student qualifies in criteria no. 3.  
  6. A certified true copy of grades as evidence for the criterion on academic performance.  The awards and selection committee at the school level will calculate grade point average and determine if there are any failing grades. 
  7. A 3-minute audio-visual documentation. The video should answer the following: 
  • Name, degree program, and University 
  • What is the problem you’re trying to solve? 
  • What is your proposed innovation for this problem?  
  • Tells us a trivia or something that is unique about your study. 
  • What are your hobbies/talents aside from science or tech? 

The video must show snippets of the school, the contestants in the middle of an experiment, and snippets of the contestants doing fun/extra-curricular activities. Please ensure that the sound quality and lighting quality is of good standards.  

C. Project submission 

  1. Each school shall submit only one (1) proposal. 
  2. Upload all forms and AVPs to a Google Drive folder with the following format: “NameofSchool_BPIDOSTInnovationAwards2021”.  All necessary documents related to the competition shall be uploaded here.  
  3. Provide access to the Secretariat of the Innovation Awards and submit on or before March 31, 2022. 
List of DOST-SEI consortium college/universities

1. Ateneo de Manila University  

2. Batangas State University  

3. Bicol University  

4. Central Luzon State University  

5. Central Mindanao University  

6. Cebu Normal University  

7. De La Salle University   

8. Leyte Normal University   

9. Mapua University   

10. Mariano Marcos State University  

11. Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology  

12. Mindanao State University - Marawi City   

13. Nueva Vizcaya State University  

14. Philippine Normal University  

15. Philippine Women’s University 

16. St. Louis University  

17. St. Luke’s College of Medicine  

18. St. Mary’s University  

19. University of San Carlos

20. University of Santo Tomas

21. University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines Cagayan de Oro City

22. University of Southeastern Philippines

23. University of the Philippines - Baguio

24. University of the Philippines - Diliman

25. University of the Philippines - Los Baños

26. University of the Philippines – Manila

27. University of the Philippines - Open University

28. University of the Philippines – Visayas

29. Visayas State University

30. West Visayas State University

31. Western Mindanao State University   

Interested students may coordinate with their respective college/university dean. All submissions will be coursed through the school.

For any questions or concerns, you may contact us at (+632) 580-0306 or send an email to the Secretariat of the innovation awards: Ms. Melanie Magbuhos (mpmagbuhos@bpi.com.ph) and Ms. Patricia Joy Ongkiko (pjvongkiko@bpi.com.ph).

Implementing partner

DOST-Science Education Institute (SEI)

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