WHAT:  Info Session

“Startup Research Grant Program by DOST-PCIEERD”

and Q&A with TBI Mentors.   A pre-event session of the 1st Philippine TBI Summit.

WHEN:  Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 7pm to 9pm

WHERE:   University of the Philippines CEBU (UP Cebu) AS Hall, Ground Floor, Arts and Sciences Building (same building at UP Cebu inIT TBI), Gorordo Ave, Lahug, Cebu City

WHY:   Learn how to apply for government funds for your startup or research project; specifically under 

the "Startup Research Grant Program by DOST-PCIEERD".   Ask questions from University-based TBI Managers from around the country.  (TBI = Technology Business Incubator) 

WHO:    Open to the public,  see below for speakers.

COST:   FREE!   

This event is organized by DOST-PCIEERD, UP Cebu, UP Cebu inIT and TechTalks.ph as part of 1st Philippine TBI Summit.    Please RSVP now as seats are limited.



Jason Nieva, Project Leader, UP Cebu InIT

Jeffrey Montecillos, UP Cebu InIT

Tina Amper, TechTalks.ph


7:00pm to 7:40pm -- Best Practices in Applying for Startup Funding Grants.  Lessons from Phase 1 of the Startup Research Grant Program

SPEAKERS:  Edward Paul Apigo & Russell Pili, DOST-PCIEERD

7:40pm to 8:00pm -- Overview of Startup Programs

-- IdeaspacePH, Diane Eustaquio*

-- PhilDev-AIM Dado Banatao Incubator,  Dustin Masancay*

8:00pm to 9:00pm  -- Q&A Session with TBI Managers

 Panel discussion with the TBI Managers.   These University-based TBIs are funded by DOST. 

Chancellor Liza Corro (UP Cebu), Vice-Chancellor Dr. Jinky Bornales (MSU-IIT), Vice President Albert Amante (BatSU), Dr. Luis Sison (UP Enterprise)


Here is some background information about DOST-PCIEERD  Startup Grant Program:


Call for Proposals from Phase 1 last August 2017:  https://goo.gl/mSCV6J

Please note the program will be open again in 2018, stay tuned!  

DOST-PCIEERD Program Contact: EdwardPaul.dost@gmail.com


What is Technology Business Incubation?

Technology Business Incubation (TBI) is one of the strategies identified by Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to promote innovation and technopreneurship for the country’s socio-economic development in a knowledge-based world economy.

TBI involves an ecosystem where innovation is promoted and supported towards commercialization. It aims to help startup technology-based businesses by providing a range of resources, services and facilities needed during the development stage. The goal of TBI is to produce firms that will leave the incubation program financially viable and able to sustain operation and compete in the market.  

 Source: http://pcieerd.dost.gov.ph/2-uncategorised/59-technology-business-incubation-program


The UP Cebu Business Incubator for IT:

UP Cebu Business Incubator for IT (UP Cebu inIT) is a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) made possible by the University of the Philippines Cebu (UP Cebu) and DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), and is located inside UP Cebu Campus. 

IT aims to create an environment where technological innovations can be created and deployed to solve real problems;a nd to nurture startups businesses to succeed. UP CebuinIT is one of the awardees of the University of the Philippines (UP) System Gawad Pangulo Award in Excellence in Public Service.

Source:  Jeffrey Montecillos, UP Cebu inIT

Technology Business Incubator UP Cebu <cebuinit.upcebu@up.edu.ph>



Any questions about this meetup?  Email info@TechTalks.ph