MSME Technovation Hub for bamboo, forest-based products opens in Laguna

MSME Technovation Hub bamboo forest-based products
DOST-FPRDI is providing facilities to help enterprises develop more forest-based products.

A Technovation Hub to help develop bamboo and forest-based products by micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) has been opened by the Department of Science and Technology – Forest Product Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) in Los Baños, Laguna.

The Philippines’ new MSME service facility was inaugurated on July 5, 2021, in an online ceremony as part of DOST-FPRDI’s 64th-anniversary milestones and mission to help businesses bounce back from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The DOST-FPRDI Technovation Hub features three of the Institute’s newest facilities:

  1. Forest Products Innovation and Training Center – equipped with state of the art precision machines to create high-end furniture and housing components
  2. Bamboo Musical Instruments Processing Center – houses line of processing equipment for manufacturing purposes and for improving the processing, durability, aesthetics, and sound quality of select bamboo musical instruments
  3. Forest ProductsTechnology Business Incubator (TBI) – offers temporary use of office space and equipment, training and conference room facilities, and the use of processing equipment for its incubation projects
DOST FPRDI is located in Los Banos, Laguna

The Philippine bamboo was upgraded to a high-value crop status in 2020.

FPRDI has been helping innovate the Philippines’ bamboo musical instruments while providing solutions to the pandemic with bamboo-framed face shields and bamboo-based antimicrobial soaps and hand mists.

SEND CHEERS to DOST-FPRDI for opening the MSME Technovation Hub for bamboo, forest-based products in Laguna.

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