14 April 2023
Republic Act (RA) No. 11293, otherwise known as the Philippine Innovation Act, declares the policy of the State to foster innovation as a vital component of national development and sustainable economic growth.
Pursuant to Section 6 of RA 11293 or the Philippine Innovation Act, the creation of NIC comprising of 18 national government agencies shall include seven (7) Executive Members from the ranks of business, entrepreneur, academe, and the scientific community, and at least one (1) of whom shall be a woman.
During its 4th regular meeting on 21 February 2023, the NIC agreed to endorse 6 nominees as Executive Members to the Office of the President (OP) for appointment.
Recognizing the importance of climate change and its impact on innovations and sustainability, the NIC agreed to fill the last remaining seat for NIC Executive Members with expertise on Climate Change who will bring an environmental and sustainability perspective to the Council and contribute to the country’s innovation initiatives.
For detailed information, scroll through the details below. You may also access a copy of the complete guidelines, through this link: https://bit.ly/NICSelectionGuidelines
For inquiries, you may reach the NEDA NIC Secretariat through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact number 8-631-0960 loc. 21616. You may also visit the National Innovation Council (NIC) website at http://nic.neda.gov.ph/ to check updates and other related news.
The applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Leadership and competence. Excellent innovation leadership capacity, commitment, and track record;
Network. High level of influence and integrity in building and improving the sector’s innovation ecosystem;
Recognition and awards. Exemplary achievements in innovation and excellence in the form of prizes and awards obtained at local, national and international levels; and
Vision. Compelling vision and plan for innovation in the sector or country.