In support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Zero+10-Point socioeconomic agenda, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is implementing a new industrial policy towards achieving inclusive and sustainable growth that generates more opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship in the country. Our goal is to develop innovation-driven, infrastructure-enabled, import-/export-competitive and inclusive Philippine industries characterized by deep participation, particularly by small and medium enterprises, in regional and global production networks and global value chains (GVCs).
It is in this context that the Inclusive Innovation Industrial Strategy (i³S) was formulated. i³S aims at growing innovative and globally competitive manufacturing, agriculture and services while strengthening their linkages into domestic and global value chains with innovation at the core of the country’s strategic policies and programs.
Under i³S, the DTI prioritizes 12 sectors, namely: aerospace; agribusiness; auto & auto parts; chemicals; construction; electrical & electronics; furniture, garments & creatives; IT-BPM & e-commerce; shipbuilding & RORO; tool & die iron & steel; transport & logistics; and tourism.
In June 2017, the first Inclusive Innovation Conference (IIC) held in Manila brought together stakeholders from the government, industry, and the academe. The IIC served as a venue to discuss ways to maximize opportunities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and address the challenges for innovation in the country.
Following the IIC, the DTI, in partnership with the DOST, organized the “Gearing Up the Regions for Industry 4.0” series of seminar-workshops that sought to consult stakeholders nationwide on their views, experiences, and recommendations in fostering innovation within their respective organizations and regions. The results were presented at the 2nd Manufacturing Summit on 29 November 2017 and served as inputs to the formulation of the Inclusive Filipinnovation and Entrepreneurship Roadmap.
About the Regional Validation Workshops
DTI has formulated a draft Roadmap following the IIC, regional seminar-workshops, and taking into consideration various related studies on the country’s innovation ecosystem. In order to validate the analysis and refine the draft, another round of consultations with stakeholders from the government, industry, and academe are being conducted in various regions across the country.
Specifically, the goals of the validation workshops are to:
- Present the synthesis of the outputs gathered from the series of regional seminar-workshops in 2017;
- Discuss the draft Inclusive Filipinnovation and Entrepreneurship Roadmap;
- Engage regional stakeholders and solicit their comments and feedback on the draft Roadmap;
- Provide information on the proposed actions and programs to address innovation-related gaps and issues;
- Use all inputs in finalizing the Roadmap.
Download the presentation by Assistant Secretary Rafaelita Aldaba here.