UP Manila Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (UPM-TTBDO)
2/F (near the Office of the University Registrar), Damian Hall, Old CAMP Building,
UP Manila campus, cor. Padre Faura and Ma. Orosa Sts., Ermita, Manila
Mondays to Fridays 8:00 AM to 12:00 NN and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
The UP Board of Regents approved the creation of the UP Manila Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (UPM-TTBDO) at its 1310th meeting held on 28 August 2015. Dr Alvin Marcelo, former director of the National Telehealth Center, was appointed as the first TTBDO director.
With this mandate, TTBDO took over the former Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and has now expanded with business development functions among its services.
Under Chancellor Carmencita Padilla, the UPM-TTBDO has taken the slogan “SEEK, SECURE, and SCALE TO SERVE”, which represents the three key result areas of the office. SEEK aims to promote the concepts of intellectual property creation in the university and encourages the academic community to leverage their creations and inventions to benefit the Filipino people. SECURE refers to the technical services UPM-TTBDO can offer to assist UP Manila constituents in protecting their intellectual properties following international protocols, such as copyright, patent, trademark, etc. This protection enables the university to be more effective in delivering these solutions to as many Filipinos as possible. SCALE TO SERVE is the process by which UPM-TTBDO collaborates with various sectors of society to enable the products and technologies to reach all Filipinos, especially the underserved.
UPM-TTBDO enables Filipinos around the country to benefit from UP Manila products and technologies. For instance, millions are already benefitting from medicinal plant products by the Institute of Herbal Medicine and more than 300 doctors have received training and are using technologies developed by the National Telehealth Center. Altogether, these solutions (lagundi, sambong, tsaang gubat, CHITS, RxBox, etc.) generate at least P20 million a year for the university. These revenues come from different streams, ranging from licenses to research agreements. These resources are plowed back to developing and refining these solutions for greater access to all. Also, in the pipeline are other medicinal plant products and ICT-based solutions for public health, as well as innovations from the Philippine General Hospital.
In line with its mandate to raise awareness on the importance of IP protection, the TTBDO offers a series of workshops to encourage researchers to tap university resources and help them convert their discoveries into practical solutions for Filipinos. Upcoming activities include Invention Disclosure Clinics, Intellectual Property Audits, and Patent Search Workshops.
Here are the services offered by UPM-TTBDO: ● Intellectual Property Consultation ● Intellectual Property Clinics ● Patent Search/Prior Art Search ● Patent Drafting ● Market Study● Technology Assessment ● Intellectual Property Registration ● Commercial Linkages/Industry Partnerships ● Innovation Deployment
For a list of schedules of upcoming activities, updates, and primers on intellectual property, technology transfer, and business development, please visit and follow UPM-TTBDO’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UPMTTBDO/ and Twitter account at https://twitter.com/upmttbdo.
Director: Alvin B. Marcelo, MD
Operations Manager: Roxanne B. Llamzon
Technology Transfer Consultant: Victorina J. Miranda
Technology Transfer Officer: Chris Daniel M. Francisco
Technology Transfer Officer: Patricia S. San Jose
Administrative Officer: Jett Rey N. Salvador
Administrative Support Staff: Marden D. Aquino
© 2017. University of the Philippines Manila. Text by Cynthia Villamor of IPPAO, with edits by Patricia San Jose and Chris Daniel Francisco of UPM-TTBDO