GENERAL SANTOS CITY- The Department of Science and Technology Region XII conducted Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) to the requesting firm TUKO Distribution Inc., an integrated semi-processing fruit corporation in Brgy. Bula, General Santos City last December 01, 2020
The TNA team briefly presented some of the programs of DOST in helping entrepreneurs address their needs especially in food processing and productivity in this time of crisis. Discussions were made on the possible interventions the DOST may extend like R&D and Techno-trainings.
The interview was led by DOST XII Assistant Directors Engr. Normina Pahm and Engr. Szalinah S. Mercado together with SarGen Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC) OIC- Provincial Director (PD) Forester Nabil Hadji Yassin, Engr. Tamano Sacar, SRSII and other DOST staff.
TNA is a tool that sought to evaluate the actual technology needs, particularly the strengths and weaknesses relative to the core business functions of the enterprise seeking assistance. This is also one way of determining the gaps between their present and future situation.