NKATBP Cebu Leg

Cebu holds its Negosyo, Konsyumer, ATBP from June 9-11.

The “Negosyo, Konsyumer ATBP” aims to bring closer to the MSMEs focused and integrated menu of DTI Services and Programs targeted to help MSMEs address the challenges they are currently facing in their business operations and improve their competitiveness. The event also aims to increase the level of awareness of consumers on their rights and responsibilities and the business sector on their compliance to the prescribed laws and policies.

Activities include:

  • breakout sessions such as the National Logistics Roadmap, Investment Briefing, Sustainable Business Models and Maker trainings
  • Food Safety Seminar
  • Seminar on Expanding your Business through E-commerce
  • Consumer and Standard Blitz
  • Catapulting Business for the Global Market and Capability Building for Women Entrepreneurs
  • Skills Enhancement of Negosyo Center Counselors on the Effective Utilization of Trade Marks
  • Slingshot Cebu

NKATBP Ilocos Leg

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will bring its integrated services in Ilocos in its continuing drive to advance business opportunities and championing consumers here on May 26 to 27.

Trade and Industry Secretary Adrian Cristobal Jr. will lead the unveiling of the Ilocos Innovation Center- Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab) and Coworking Space at the Philippine Science High School (PSHS), San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur on May 26, 2016. Members of business and industry associations, MSMEs, SMED Council and PSHS teachers and students are expected to attend the momentous event.

This technology-based incubator laboratory better known as FabLab began in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to help grassroots communities translate their design ideas into physical forms with the help of technology. The facility is present in about 200 locations in over 50 countries.

The first of its kind, a Fabrication Laboratory or Fablab is a technical prototyping platform for innovation and invention that could help make prototypes and products such as equipment, machinery and electronic gadgets; create scale models, illustrate graphic designs and mass-produce products, among others. With the Fablab, MSMEs are given the opportunity to avail of new prototyping technologies and software in designing and manufacturing to match the market competition.

The Ilocos Fablab is the highest-funded Shared Service Facility (SSF) Project of DTI-Region 1 amounting to P11.8 million. It is also the first in the region that offers advanced technology assistance to local MSMEs through the intervention of modern machines and equipment.

In partnership with DOST, the Fablab is housed at PSHS-Ilocos Region Campus to provide students high-end laboratory where they can enhance their ideas and technical know-hows using high-tech tools. The Ilocos Fablab is given to PSHS as its cooperator in support of their commitment to help in research and development of innovative products for local MSMEs.

A total of 70 advanced machines with different functions can be utilized in the Ilocos Fablab. Among the equipment are laser cutting machines, 3D printer, benchtop milling, embroidery machines, and others.

In May 2014, the DTI launched the country’s first FabLab shared service facility (SSF) in Bohol, aimed to spur local entrepreneurship, improve the competitiveness of the Bohol’s creative sector and also part of post-earthquake recovery program for the province.  The Bohol FabLab is a P9.15-million project funded by the DTI, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Bohol Island State University (BISU), and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

The Fablab facility is primarily managed by the BISU in Tagbilaran City and under the guidance and mentoring of Keio University in Japan, which is connected to the global FabLab network, giving local access to free coaching and mentoring from other, more advanced FabLab sites.

NKATBP Davao Leg

DTI Region 11 spearheaded the Davao Leg of the NKATBP with over 2,000 existing and would-be entrepreneurs, industry players and government and private partners took part in the three-day event.

Among the DTI services brought to Davao City clients were product development (labeling and packaging), financing, franchising, business consultancy, business name registration and a mini-trade fair and exhibit of awarded Shared Service Facility (SSF) projects.

Negosyo, Konsyumer ATBP

DTI will hold the first series of delivery of various assistance and services to provinces called “Negosyo, Konsyumer ATBP” (NKATBP) in Davao City and Cagayan Valley Region (Santiago City, Isabela City) on April 25 to 27 and April 25 to 29, respectively.

NKATBP is aimed at bringing closer to the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) focused and integrated menu of DTI Services and Programs targeted to help MSMEs address the challenges they are currently facing in their business operations and improve their competitiveness.

During the first half of the year, Negosyo, Konsyumer ATBP. will be brought also in Bicol Region on May 25-27; Ilocos Region on May 26 to 28; Eastern Visayas on June 21 to 23; Central Visayas on June 9 to 11; Zamboanga Peninsula on June 16 to 20; and National Capital Region on June 23 to 25.

In the second half of 2016, the Negosyo, Konsyumer ATBP. will be in Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa,  Western Visayas, Central Mindanao, South Cotabato and Caraga Region.

Among the other objectives of the Negosyo, Konsyumer ATBP. are to:

  1. Provide a platform to showcase all DTI services, programs and projects in areas accessible to the general public particularly the consumers and businesses
  2. Provide and enhance business capabilities of existing and would-be entrepreneurs to strengthen and increase their potential and competitiveness
  3. Increase the level of awareness of consumers on their rights and responsibilities and the business sector on their compliance to the prescribed laws and policies
  4. Increase awareness of the public on the various major programs and services of DTI

Reinforce the public’s perception of DTI’ Good Image and strengthen the DTI’s “Ramdam Effect” to the general public.