On July 31 to August 4, 2018, Technopreneurship professors from PhilDev TechHubs Batangas State University and University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) went on a Study Visit to Singapore to benchmark best practices in Technopreneurship education, learn how Makerspaces enable innovation in Singapore, and identify replicable business models and practices.
The participants visited various Universities in Singapore including Singapore Polytechnic, Nanyang Technological University, and Nanyang Polytechnic. At the universities, professors learned more about advanced university-based incubator business models, research licensing and technology transfer. Some of the professors learned about programs and incubators related to Agritech and the farming industry. This includes Leave a Nest, a program from Japan that addresses the dying farming industry and Budding Innovations, a startup incubator based in Singapore.
Professor Amante of Batangas State University also attended the ASEAN Business Incubator Network (ABINet) meeting in Jakarta Indonesia. ABINet is an initiative of the ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises supported by the government of Japan. It is a multi-year project to promote SMEs competitiveness and strengthening of TBIs through capacity building and regional networking and linkages among the incubators in the ASEAN region.
PhilDev TechHubs established in universities across the Philippines help students develop entrepreneurship skills and serve as a network strategically located to support technology- based enterprises. TechHubs will spearhead innovation, help develop capabilities to scale, as well as support enterprises as they respond to the needs of the local community.
To learn more about TechHubs visit http://bit.ly/PhilDevTechHubs