BSU ATBI/IC Capacitates Project Leaders in Seminar-Workshop

“There must be a leveling up in your TBI.”

Mr. Noel A. Catibog, Officer-in-Charge, Technology Transfer and Promotion Division of DOST-PCAARRD said to Project Leaders on Technology Business Incubation Program during the discussion on Sustainability Planning as part of the Agribusiness Incubation Seminar-Workshop on March 6-8, 2019 at Benguet State University BSU Agri-based Technology Business Incubator/Innovation Center.

Catibog explained that establishing a partnership with institutions that would help the incubation program of project members is a way of leveling up.

“After our support to our incubatees then if they would be employed to big companies, they would contribute to our national economy,” he said.

Mr. Pablo J. Rafael Jr., Project Leader, DOST PCAARRD-CLSU Agriculture and Food lectured on TBI Business Plan Development to Batch 2 where he discussed the proper way to promoting their TBI especially in the community or in their respective institution.

“Capability Building is very important for our staff; sometimes the language of the 80’s and 20thcenturies are no longer applicable in the millennial stage and of course we do not avoid that especially that we are dealing with the young entrepreneurs. We should also be aware of their language on top of the technologies we are offering. Who are we catering now are mostly those millennial stage.” Pablo expressed.

Meanwhile, Ms. Ruth C. Diego, Director of BSU ATBI/IC and overall project leader talked about the on TBI Operations Manual Development.

Diego explained that it is important to know the background of a target client and his/her transformation after the incubation.

“The performance of the incubatees reflect the performance of the TBI,” she asserted.

Among the members of the ATBI-TBI project are: Benguet State University, Central Luzon State University, Cavite State University, Isabela State University, University of the Philippines Visayas, Visayas State University for Batch one and BSU, Capiz State University, Central Mindanao University, Laguna State Polytechnic University, Sultan Kudarat State University, Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, Western Philippine University and Western Mindanao State University for Batch 2.

The ATBI-TBI is a two-year project that aims to help farmers, fisherfolks and target clients become an entrepreneur under the Technology Business Incubation Program of DOST-PCAARRD.//DSEmok