DOST, DICT, DTI partner to support startups

Published: December 19, 2018

MANILA — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) have joined forces to help startups in the country.

The three departments signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Wednesday during the 2nd National Technology Business Incubator (TBI) Summit that the DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) hosted at the Manila Hotel.

“We (the three agencies) have our own programs to support the startups. So, we will join hands in helping them, to give them better support,” DOST Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) at the sidelines of the MOU signing.

She said the DOST, for instance, has the Startup Ecosystem Development Program, and the two other agencies have their own programs as well.

“We could provide the necessary technical support, say, to those who will win in the DICT’s program,” she said.

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