He also said that staff and faculty received five days of training last month at the DOST-Filipino Textile Institute (PTRI) in Taguig’s Victan. This training is part of the capacity building component of the RYPIC North Luzon project under the “DOST-PTRI Inclusive Innovation TELA (Textile Empowering Lives Anew)” program. Participants also gained knowledge and skills on how fibers are converted into yarn in the cotton system.
Fortunato de La Pena, Secretary-General of the Philippine Ministry of Science and Technology (DOST), recently announced that the Regional Thread Production and Innovation Center (RYPIC) will soon be set up in Ilagan, Isabela. In the report, he stated that the RYPIC will be set up at the Isabella State University (ISU) and its faculty and staff will run the center.
“The training provided participants with knowledge of textile raw materials and products, fiber manufacturing processes, and techniques for testing and assessing common properties.” De La Pena said..
According to De La Pena, five ISU-Ilagan teachers participated in the training. RYPIC acts as an innovation hub to promote textile research and development activities in the region, igniting the economic activities of the weaving community across the country.
Earlier, the head of DOST said that the establishment of RYPIC revitalized the regional innovation ecosystem for the textile sector, using threads from the fashion industry, academies, and government agencies and local raw materials, skills and talents. The country’s first RYPIC is in Iloilo.
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DOST to open regional yarn innovation center in Ilagan, Philippines
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