In 2016, a network of Technopreneurship Hubs or Tech Hubs was established by the Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The main goal of these TechHubs is to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in various regions of the Philippines. Selected universities in strategic locations nationwide serve as centers for Technopreneurship Education to promote entrepreneurial thinking among students, and in the teaching methods of professors. These universities also function as hubs for neighboring Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and entrepreneurship communities, fostering collaboration and sharing of best practices in the development of technology-based innovations and social enterprises.
At present, the first batch of TechHubs has started implementing projects that promote innovation and entrepreneurship. The expansion of the TechHub Network continues as more universities and technopreneurship centers emerge in the second batch of TechHubs which will start implementing projects and activities by 2nd quarter of 2018.
Part of this expansion plan is an event on February 22-24 which includes assessment of the TechHubs’ implementation of their programs, reviewing the framework, and sharing of best practices. A Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop will also be held to support their effective conduct of results-based monitoring.
The 3-day workshop will be held in Best Western Hotel La Corona, Manila from February 22-24. Universities from Batch 1 and 2 TechHubs will be participating in the event.
Here is a list of the universities included in Batch 1 of the TechHub Network. Learn more about TechHub.