The Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) is a nationwide strategy encouraging and assisting MSMEs to adopt Technology Innovations to improve their operations and thus boost their productivity and competitiveness.
The Program intends to strengthen the country’s innovation system by enabling MSMEs to address their technological requirement and limitations to improve productivity and efficiency through:
1. Application of appropriate technologies to improve/develop products service and operation;
2. Human resource training, technical assistance and productivity consultancy services;
3. Design and execution of functional package and labels;
4. Assistance for compliances to regulatory and market standards including testing services; and
5. Provision of financial assistance to facilitate acquisition of appropriate technologies and/or implement technological innovations
Mrs. Guifaya later on shared her success story with her business on Maria’s Native Bibingka.
(You can access her success story at
For inquiries regarding our programs, you may visit us at ISU Echague Compound, San Fabian, Echague, Isabela (beside ISU Biazon hostel) or email at


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