Ms. Babes Reyes, owner of Babes HA Meat Products, with the DOST TAPI and DOST region 2 visitors

“Thank you thank you so much ..Dost Pstc Isabela Region II sobrang happy kami sa dami ng tinuturo at binabahagi ninyo sa mga katulad kong may maliliit na negosyo upang patuloy na mapaunlad. Patuloy po tayo Pagpalain ng Panginoon🙏🏻🙏🏻” says Ms. Herminia Reyes, owner of Babes HA Food Products and a beneficiary of the DOST’s Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program or SETUP. She said this during the visit of DOST Technology Application and Promotion Institute’s monitoring personnel of the CAMPI assistance provided to the firm.

“Ang DOST ay parang isang one-stop shop. Lahat na ng pwede nilang maitulong sa mga business nasa kanila na ata.” she added when she also attended a Forum on Halal.

DOST’s SETUP is the banner program of DOST in which it assists businesses to be globally competitive thru a package of interventions. It is a nationwide strategy aimed at encouraging and assisting SMEs to adopt technology innovations to improve their operations; thus boost their productivity and competitiveness. The program enables firms to address their technical problems through technology transfer and technology interventions.

SETUP interventions are focused on the following six (6) priority sectors:

●► Food Processing
●► Furniture
●► Gifts, Decors & Handicrafts
●► Marine and Aquatic Resources
●► ICT and Microelectronics
●► Health and Pharmaceuticals
●► Horticulture (Cut flowers, fruits, high-value crops)
●► Metals and Engineering
●► Halal products

As a result of SETUP interventions, beneficiaries may be able to:

●► Address current technical problems;
●► Get free technical advice from consultants;
●► Avail of technical training courses for workers/employees;
●► Acquire new equipment to mechanize and/or improve production lines;
●► Standardize and improve the quality of products; and
●► Be more competitive

The program is open to:

Any company or individual firm based in the Philippines and wholly owned by Filipino citizens;
Any small and medium-scale business firm that can be classified under the identified priority sectors; and
An individual firm willing to apply technological improvements to existing operations.

Interested customer/s may send a letter of interest to avail of SETUP assistance with all requirements to the DOST Regional Office where the company is based.

For more information about the program, you can visit our office at Sinabbaran Road, ISU Compound, San Fabian, Echague, Isabela.


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