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Vol. XXVI, 4th Quarter
October – December 2008
SETUP expo

The Department of Science and Technology held the Philippine Business Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SET-UP) Expo last September 17-21 at the Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

DOST’s Technology Resource Center organized the event that showcased over a hundred DOST assisted SMEs. It’s the first of its kind and scale for DOST, which aimed to expand the SMEs’ market access.

SET-UP is a DOST flagship program that provides technology assistance to SMEs to improve productivity and competitiveness. The package of assistance may cover technology transfer, product and process technology solutions, human resources development, cost minimization and waste management, and other operation related activities.

SET-UP focuses on food processing, furniture, gift toys and houseware, marine and aquatic resources, horticulture, and metals and engineering.

[Yen Ocampo, S&T Media Service]