1st Philippine TBI Summit


1st Philippine Technology Business Incubator (TBI) Summit


November 24, 2017 | 8:00 AM


Cebu Parklane International Hotel
N Escario St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
(032) 234 7000

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Innovation Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technologies (DOST-PCIEERD)

In Partnership with:
University of the Philippines Cebu, Cebu Business Incubator for I.T., and TechTalks.ph


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This 1st Philippine Technology Business Incubator (TBI) Summit is organized by Philippine government’s Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCIEERD) aka Innovation Council in keeping with their mandate to formulate and implement policies, plans and programs to promote the Science and Technology sectors.  

The inaugural TBI summit will bring together all DOST funded incubators, other government innovation agencies, private incubators, innovators and some international incubator managers to explore topics related to the entrepreneurial and innovation community through educational sessions, group discussions, networking, and workshops.

The event will also feature the upcoming TBI host universities/academic institutions through the launching of the Higher Education Institution Readiness for Innovation and Technopreneurship (HeIRIT) Program with the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement with the twenty (20) university partners as the highlight.



*Subject to change without prior notice

Hosted by

Jhaze Ascuncion, UP Enterprise

Goldy Yancha, IdeaspacePH

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Check-In and Badge Pick-up

(Pre-Registration Required.  For Info & to Register, visit https://www.techtalks.ph/tbisummit/)

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Invocation and National Anthem
by: UP Serenata

Welcome Remarks
Atty. Liza D. Corro
Chancellor, UP-Cebu

Opening Message
Engr. Edilberto Paradela
DOST VII Regional Director

First Keynote Address

The FabLabs as a Strategy to Capacitate Technopreneurs in the Region
Usec. Nora Terrado
Undersecretary, DTI

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM 

Overview of PCIEERD TBI Program
Russell Pili, PCIEERD
Goals and Objectives
Status of Startup Grants Program
Plans and Call-To-Action

Russell Pili,
Chief, PCIEERD Technology Transfer Division & Program Manager, PCIEERD TBI Program

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Second Keynote Address

Malaysia’s Journey towards Building 4th Generation TBIs and their ASEAN Cooperative Scheme in Business incubation

Best Practices on Sustainability of TBIs

Azra’i Shu’ib
General Manager,
Incubation & Technopreneurs Development
Technology Park Malaysia  

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Q & A  Session

Russell Pili, Usec Nora Terrado, ‘AZRA’I SHU’IB, Engr. Edilberto Paradela

11:45 AM – 12:15 NN     Startup Showcase
Selected startups pitch onstage to introduce their products to the audience. Startup exhibits / demo tables are located inside the hall

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Working Lunch - Startup Roundtables
Startup Founders will sit with audience members for informal introductions and discussions.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Panel Discussion 1:
-- How can TBI’s improve the success rate for startups and incubatees?
-- How Funding Impacts Startup

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

Moderator: Ms. Tina Amper, TechTalks.ph

1:30 PM - 2:00PM

Panel Discussion 2: Innovation Ecosystem
--The Role of Public-Private Partnership in the TBI’s Productivity and Relevance
-- How & Where Can Startups Get Funding?
DICT (Emmy Delfin*), DOST (Russell Pili), DTI (Nannette Arbon) , Private Incubator (Diane Eustaquio), Academe (Sheryl Satorre)
Moderator: Ms. Katrina Chan, QBO

SECTION II - TBI SCHOOL - Tips and Tricks for TBIs and Innovators

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Case Study: Startup Success Story
-- Effective Collaboration between UP Cebu TBI <> Startup

Barbette Lominoque*
Founder, Greater Heights

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Case Study:  How we built our TBI; Challenges and Opportunities

Atty. Liza D. Corro
 Chancellor, UP-Cebu

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Afternoon Break
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM  “Branding and Social Media for TBIs”
-- FREE and low cost ways to promote your TBI and galvanize your community.
-- Mark Deutsch, HappyGaraje.com

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

“Start Local. Get Global.”
-- Community building around your TBI.  How to build your own micro Innovation Ecosystem
-- Kareen Satorre, TechTalks.ph and Dr. Sheryl Satorre, University of Cebu
SECTION III -  The Way Ahead
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM Third Keynote Address

“Building Ecosystems of innovation in the Regions through

Introduction of DOST-Funded TBIs

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM Launching of the PCIEERD HeIRIT Program

Overview of the HeIRIT Program
Prof. Nestor Rañeses
Project Leader

Ceremonial MOU Signing     
With the Heads of the 20 Universities
Honorable Fortunato De La Peña
DOST Secretary

5:15 PM – 5:30 PM Closing Remarks
Honorable Fortunato De La Peña
DOST Secretary
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Networking
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

“Office Hours”

Roundtable Sessions with TBI Managers & Speakers


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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.

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Attending TBIs

Attending Startups


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 and 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.

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UP Cebu

The University of the Philippines Cebu is a public research university and the youngest constituent university of the University of the Philippines System located in Cebu City, the capital city of Cebu province in the Philippines. It was founded on May 3, 1918, ten years after the founding of UP in 1908.It is considered as the University's flagship campus in Central Visayas.

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Sec. Fortunato Dela Peña

“Building Ecosystems of Innovations In the Regions through meaningful S&T Initiatives”

Usec. Nora Terrado

“The Fablab as a Strategy to Capacitate Technopreneurs in the Region”

Usec. Rowena Cristina Guevara

“The DOST TBI Program: Generating Technopreneurs through Business Incubation”

Dr. Azra'i Shu'ib
Malaysia Technopark

“Malaysia’s Journey towards Building 4th Generation TBIs and their ASEAN Cooperative Scheme in Business Incubation”


PCIEERD Executive Director


Regional Director, DOST VII

HEIRIT Program Project Leader