HomeGood TechFilipino MSMEs welcomed to 1st multi-industry product innovation hub

Filipino MSMEs welcomed to 1st multi-industry product innovation hub

1st multi-industry product innovation hub
The MMIC will serve MSMEs needing advanced scale-up of researches on food and nutraceutical products. Photos from DOST Philippines,

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) of the Philippines has launched the country’s first multi-industry innovation hub to assist Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in developing new products.

The Modular Multi-Industry Innovation Center (MMIC) brings the Philippines to the ranks of Canada, Malaysia, and Mexico who have set up their own Innovation Hubs for advanced scale-up of researches on food and nutraceutical products.

The Philippines’ MMIC was inaugurated on February 18, 2021, led by the Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) in Bicutan, Taguig City.

Nicknamed the “InnoHub sa Pinas”, the innovation center is part of the Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI)’s technology offerings to Filipino MSMEs venturing into food, dietary supplements, or personal care items made from by-products like seeds, leaves, and pulp.

DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña reports that the facilities, complete with handling support equipment, can be used by the local industry sectors as a venue for developing new products, product equivalents, product variances, and product reintroductions, as well as, pilot capacity production.

“The aim is to give back to Filipinos the experience and way of work and life that is made more functional, efficient, and cost-effective because of science,” the DOST chief said.

“My heart is beaming with pride and happiness to see the fruition of DOST-ITDI’s efforts. We hope that our local industries will take this opportunity to join us in forming a common understanding about technology development using MMIC as the structure and way of working in place,” Secretary De la Peña said.

The DOST has been at the forefront of assisting Filipino businesses with technological innovations in food technology and marketing the products through OneStore Ph.

Filipino SMEs are set to be showcased at the 10th Philippine SME Business Expo virtual edition this February 2021.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to DOST Philippines and Filipino MSMEs that will benefit from the 1st multi-industry product innovation hub in the country!

Are you a Proud Filipino? Get more good news stories on Filipino Pride! Subscribe to GoodNewsPilipinas.com and our YouTube channel: Good News Pilipinas! TV

Facebook Comments
Angie Quadra-Balibay
Angie Quadra-Balibay
Angie is a self-confessed reformed news critic who vows she has finally found infinite value in delivering the good news. She teaches students of all ages how to make the important interesting for audiences across media platforms.

Get Your Dose of Good Vibes!

Power Up Your Positivity! Catch all the Good-Vibes! Join the GoodNewsPilipinas.com VIP list and get your daily dose of sunshine and Pinoy Pride! Unwrap stories that put Filipino awesomeness in your life! CLICK the subscribe button for our e-newsletter and turn your inbox into a fiesta of feel-good news! Inspire your day, fuel your pride! 🇵🇭✨

- Advertisment -

Top Stories