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Author: Amiel T. Carreon, SRS-I, DOST3
Strengthening the INNOVATION system of our country is the main focus of the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP). It provides technological interventions to improve productivity and efficiency of the enterprises.
In early 3rd quarter of the year, the DOST3 approved the SETUP project proposal entitled: “Upgrading the Processing Capabilities of Oral Educational Distributor thru the Adoption of Appropriate Technologies”. Through the SETUP Innovation Enabling Fund (iFUND), this tools and equipment fabricator in Apalit, Pampanga will be able to acquire various metal fabrication machines amounting to PhP 3 million in order to fast track mass production of its inventions such that it may reach the target Filipino communities and be relevant in the time of pandemic. The set of S&T interventions consist of 1 unit each of Hydraulic Shearing Machine, Die Molds (for Tray and Frame), Spot Welding Machine, and Drill Press Machine.