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Industry-Based Invention Development Program (IBID)

The IBID Program supports the development of viable inventions through its application and adaption to existing industry practices, and the production of the commercial prototype of the invention to be installed in the actual operations. The collaborative undertaking among TAPI, the inventor and the adopter involves testing, debugging and other refinements for the invention as placed in a real working environment.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

1.   What is IBID?

The Program involves technical and financial assistance for the fabrication of a commercial prototype model for initial commercialization of inventions.

2.  What are the objectives of the program?

The Program aims to encourage the development of new and working technologies by providing technical and financial assistance in the fabrication of a commercial prototype, hasten technology transfer of inventor-generated technologies, address gaps that inhibit the translation of invention into economic and social benefits and promote the utilization of locally developed technologies and innovations.

3.  How much is the financial assistance and what are the terms?

  1. The fabrication cost of one (1) unit of the invention amounting to P200,000.00 or less shall be in the form of grant. The making or using of invention must not be conducted for profit and solely for the purpose of demonstration, presentation/introduction to the market/user, or for instruction.
  2. P1,000,000.00 – for invention that requires more investment provided that the assistance shall be returned to TAPI in three (3) years with six (6) months grace period.

4.  Who can avail the assistance?

  1. The inventor must be a Filipino citizen permanently residing in the Philippines or at least willing to permanently reside in the Philippines for the next five (5) years;
  2. He/She must be of good moral character or has not been convicted of any case involving moral turpitude;
  3. He/She must be in good health and not more than 65 years old. Inventor over 65 years old should assign a co-project implementor with equal responsibility of the project;
  4. Must have no outstanding obligation with TAPI, DOST and its attached agencies and other government institutions. Outstanding obligation refers to an overdue obligation that is not fully settled or cleared with the FAD of TAPI;
  5. For juridical entity, it must be Filipino-owned and registered in the Philippines and has secured a deed of assignment of patent/UM registration.

5.  What are the requirements?

  1. Application letter addressed to TAPI Director;
  2. Valid government ID;
  3. Availability of a crude working prototype;
  4. Project Proposal following the prescribed format;
  5. Endorsement letter from DOST Regional Office incl. RTEC report, if applicable;
  6. Deed of assignment of patent/UM registration to juridical company or RDIs or academic institutions, if applicable;
  7. Letters Patent or pending patent application or on-going IPRAP assistance, if applicable;
  8. Personal bio-data if individual; brief company profile if a juridical entity;
  9. Assigned co-implementor for inventors over 65 years old, if applicable;
  10. Business registration papers, if applicable;
  11. Additional requirement may be requested depending on the nature of the project and capability of the proponent.

6.  What are the criteria for evaluation?

  • Technical Viability
  1. Technical soundness of the invention – workability, sustainability of materials, availability and cost of fabrication, significant improvements, performance efficiency, etc.;
  2. Availability of a working model;
  3. Has completed the R&D stage;
  4. Advanced features of the invention over existing similar product/invention
  • Market Potential
  1. Presence and capability of the user/partner that is willing to adopt the project;
  2. Price point advantage; and
  3. Potential market


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