Programs and Services of Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) for Entrepreneurs

Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)

The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) is mandated to perform the following functions: scientific research and development in the advanced fields of Information and Communication Technology and Microelectronics; undertake long-term researches to strengthen and modernize science and technology infrastructure; conduct research and development work in the advanced fields of studies including biotechnology and microelectronics; and complement the overall endeavor in the scientific field with intensive activities in the computer and information technologies.

Programs and Services:

1. Research and Development (R&D) Programs

In line with the national development effort, ASTI is currently undertaking projects under three (3) program thrusts:

Information and Communication Technologies Program

Aims to adopt, adapt and/or develop strategic and R&D activities in the areas of information and communication technologies Components: o Advanced Network Research The Advanced Network Research component seeks to develop competency in advanced networking technology, services, applications, and architecture; establish a national research and education network; develop, deploy, adapt, and adopt strategic networking technologies, services and applications.

Wireless Technologies

The Wireless Technologies component aims to develop capability in fundamental design and implementation of industrial grade modules of wireless communications systems to a skill level that is able to produce world-class innovative wireless technologies.

Network Applications and Software

The Network Applications and Software component aims to develop expertise in software development in network applications to be able to produce marketable software and firmware products. ICT research activities shall focus on the following specific areas: Open Source Computing, IP Network Technology, Grid Computing, Wireless Technology, and Advanced Technology Center.

Microelectronics Program

Seeks to develop a state-of-the-art microelectronics design facility where one can do quality R&D work and cultivate a skilled workforce adept in Integrated Circuit (IC) Design through training and exposure to actual design work.

Components: Digital, RF, Analog and Mixed-Signal Microelectronics R&D
Printed Circuit Board Laboratory
STI-VCTI Open Laboratory

Technology Transfer Program

Pursues dynamic assimilation of research results by industry, academe, NGOs and government instrumentality. It aims to transfer R&D outputs and advanced knowhow through Technology diffusion/commercialization, Collaborative R&D, Conduct of training and seminars, and Industry studies

2. Services

Digital Library System

A free online library which directs users to exemplary resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and research.

Digital Content System

The digital content system is capable of handling digitized documents. Documents that can be easily uploaded and stored include conference proceedings, journals, theses, dissertations, and other publications, even audio and video files of trainings, seminars and workshops.

Virtual Classroom

This functions like classroom yet only over IP. Courses are offered on-line and modules are uploaded and made accessible to intended internet portals. This learning platform has now been adopted by many as a form of distance learning. This kind of system offers a great advantage in terms of availability of school at all times. Education in the virtual sense! Modules, trainings and other educational activities are made accessible in just a click making it all so easy for students of VClass to make use of the resources available on the internet, plus all the other IP based applications offered.

Access Grid

The Access Grid (AG) may be thought of as a prototype for the “next generation video conferencing”. The implementation of this technology is to support productive meetings between remote participants that are as effective as face-to-face meetings – all using commodity hardware. Access Grid is an ensemble of resources including multimedia large-format displays, presentation and interactive environments, and interfaces to Grid middleware and to visualization environments. It aims to enable group-to-group interaction and collaboration by connecting people and teams via the grid. AG goes beyond teleconferencing and improves the user experience by providing a sense of presence and supporting natural interaction modalities. Moreover, the design and implementation of the AG leverages on open-source tools and it enables complex multisite visual and collaborative experiences via integrating high-end visualization environment.

Webhosting

This allows individuals and organizations to host their own website, and users with online systems for storing information, images, video, or other content accessible via the World Wide Web. ASTI-PREGINET provides this service to State Universities and Colleges, Government organizations, and Research Institutions.

.gov.ph Domain Delegation

ASTI is incharge of delegating .gov.ph domains. The service is currently still free. To register for a .gov.ph domain, please access. http://dns.gov.ph

Who may avail of these services:

Academe, research institutions, industries, government agencies, and entrepreneurs

For more information, kindly contact:

ADVANCED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (ASTI
Department of Science and Technology (DOST) ASTI Building, C.P. Garcia Ave., Technology Park Complex U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City
Phone: (+63 2) 426.9755 Fax: (+63 2) 925.8598
Email: info@asti.dost.gov.ph
www.asti.dost.gov.ph

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