The Department of Science and Technology Region I (DOST I) is doing it again in 2017!!
Earlier this year another batch of beneficiaries of the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading program (SETUP) received assistance from DOST 1. Director Armando Q. Ganal awarded the checks for the 11 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with a total amount of P17.5 million
The SETUP assistance was granted to RSA Ricemill (P2,000,000.00) , Greg'z Welding And Machine Repair Shop (P625,000.00) and Ina Cella's Food Products (P612,000.00) from Ilocos Norte; Jacy James Construction Supply (P2,000,000.00) from Ilocos Sur; Modulhaus Inc.(P3,000,000.00) and JC Laroco Rice Mill (P2,000,000.00) from La Union and Moon Light Farm (P1,128,600.00), De Roxas Poultry Farm (P1,186,383.00), Bonifacio Tabrilla Poultry Farm (P2,000,000.00), R & E Poultry Farm (P1,035,188.86) and Pacific Farms, Incorporated (P 1,9173,70.00) from Pangasinan.
More MSMEs will receive SETUP assistance this year.
Since its inception in 2002, SETUP has assisted 298 MSMEs and generated employment for 2,441 persons.
DOST SETUP is a nationwide strategy encouraging and assisting MSMEs to adopt technological innovations to improve their products, services, operations and increase their productivity and competitiveness.
SETUP mainly provides technology infusion but the program also offers trainings, technical consultations from S&T Experts, assistance in branding and packaging development and in complying with regulatory and market standards including laboratory testing.