The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) officially launches the country’s first innovation hub, the Modular Multi-Industry Innovation Center (MMIC) earlier today.
The MMIC or “InnoHub sa Pinas” is part of the Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI)‘s technology offerings to Filipino Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) venturing into food, dietary supplements, or personal care items made from by-products like seeds, leaves, and pulp.
It is one of several projects supported by the DOST and the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST PCIEERD).
These facilities, complete with handling support equipment, can be used by the local industry sectors as a venue for developing new products, product equivalents, product variances, and product reintroductions, as well as, pilot capacity production.
The aim is to give back to Filipinos the experience and way of work and life that is made more functional, efficient, and cost-effective because of science.
With MMIC, the Philippines is joining the ranks of Canada, Malaysia, and Mexico in setting up an Innovation Hub for advanced scale-up of researches on food and nutraceutical products.
My heart is beaming with pride and happiness to see the fruition of DOST-ITDI’s efforts. We hope that our local industries will take this opportunity to join us in forming a common understanding about technology development using MMIC as the structure and way of working in place.
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