Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE)
Through the Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE), the DOST will help create a synergistic relationship between the academe and the industry with the goal of invigorating Philippine R&D. Under the CRADLE Program, the private sector industry will identify the problem; and the High Education Institution (HEI) or Development Institution (RDI) will undertake the research and development. CRADLE funding will only be given to the HEI or RDI. Together, the academe as producer of knowledge and manpower, and the industry as the entity that translates technologies to real world applications, will generate new opportunities for Filipinos in the form of new industries, enterprises, jobs and solutions to pressing community and national problems. Furthermore, collaboration will ensure timeliness and relevance of R&D endeavors, with reference to practical and pressing national needs. To improve the R&D innovation system, the program aims to bridge the academe and the industry; and to stimulate collaboration that meets the needs of both academe and industry in one shot.
The expected outcomes of the project include creation of new enterprises/ employment and translation of new knowledge to products/ applications that create local industry competitiveness to leverage local economy .