ILOILO City – TheDepartment of Science and Technology VI (DOS-6) is set to launch the RegionalScience and Technology Week (RSTW) – its biggest science and technology(S&T) event in Western Visayas. This year’s regionaltheme “Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development”features the latest innovation in technologies, products, and researches whichcan help achieve the 17 sustainable development goals of the agency.(With DOST6/JRAGabiota/PN) Last year, the MianayNational High School from Sigma town in Capiz grabbed the championship for therobotics competition, while the Capiz National High School and Ishmael B.Orillos National High School ranked as 1st and 2nd-runners-up, respectively. The activity aims toencourage youngsters to pursue science courses in the future. It is also aplatform for heralding S&T advocacy in the region. Exhibitors showcase their robotics creation during the Western Visayas-Regional Science and Technology Week at a mall in Roxas City, Capiz last year. JRAGABIOTA/DOST6 The Mini-RoboticsWorkshop and Competition on Oct. 21-25 in this city will bring exhibitors fromthe Data Science and Technology Corporation to demonstrate to high schoolstudents some robotics concepts and masterpieces through a workshop that willlast for three days. Aside from themini-robotics workshop and competition, other activities include YES! YouthExplorers of Science, iLounge, Innovation Challenge, nuLab Mobile LearningFacility Bus, and S&T attractions. The RSTW hopes tobring science community and enthusiasts together, particularly technologydevelopers and investors including the S&T service providers, to interact,exchange ideas and pursue potential opportunities in technologycommercialization and linkages. The weeklongcelebration is part of the Iloilo Innovation Expo 2019 which features variousactivities such as the Iloilo Innovation Summit, ILOILOvation Business Matchingand Investment Forum, IFIT Job Fair and National ICT Summit, among others.