Department of Science and Technology – Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI)

The Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) created by virtue of Executive Order No. 128 on 30 January 1987, is one of DOST’s service agencies whose primary responsibility is to promote the commercialization of technologies and market the services of other operating units of the Department.

On 28 April 1992, TAPI’s function was expanded by virtue of RA 7459 otherwise known as the “Inventors and Invention Incentives Act of the Philippines”. Among others, TAPI administers the Invention Development Assistance Fund for the initial experiments and prototype development and other invention-development related activities.

A strategic partner in advancing national socio-economic growth by advocating a culture of innovation and promoting globally-competitive and useful technologies.

TAPI shall promote an effective and efficient innovation system towards the adoption and utilization of inventions, innovations, and services.

Learn more about DOST TAPI at www.tapi.dost.gov.ph

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

The executive department of the Philippine government responsible for realizing a globally competitive and innovative industry and services sector that will contribute to inclusive growth and employment generation in the country. DTI pursues its mission and mandate with passion through a comprehensive industrial growth strategy, progressive and socially responsible programs, policies designed for the expansion and diversification of trade, and consumer protection and empowerment.

The DTI is responsible for realizing the country’s goal of globally competitive and innovative industry and services sector that contribute to inclusive growth and employment generation.

Learn more about DTI at www.dti.gov.ph

BPI Foundation

The story of empowerment is at the center of BPI Foundation’s work. Through our programs in Education, Entrepreneurship, and the Environment, we build the Filipinos’ ability to participate in a dynamic economic landscape. Where there are gaps in knowledge and a lack of access to the right opportunities, we build bridges, ensuring that no one is left out of progress, that quality of life improves, and that everyone is able to meaningfully contribute to the continued development of the country.

In order to create innovative ways of solving development challenges, we take BPI’s experience as the country’s most established financial institution and infuse it with fresh perspectives, collaboration with strategic partners, and a deep understanding of the needs of communities.

By investing in the Filipino today, we make the best happen for the country tomorrow.

Learn more at www.bpifoundation.org.














Peace & Equity Foundation

The Peace Equity Access for Community Empowerment (or Peace and Equity, PEF) Foundation aspires to drive positive change in poor Filipino household communities by investing in social enterprises that will provide them with viable livelihood and better access to basic services. We work with partners who share this vision by developing models and best practices that will steer social enterprises to scale up.

Founded in October 2001, our Foundation is the steward of an endowment fund and registered as a non-stock, non-profit organization based in Quezon City, Philippines.

In 2011, the Foundation’s strategic focus shifted to social enterprises to assist entrepreneurial poor households to engage in long-lasting economic activities. PEF builds on the social enterprise ecosystem through capacity building, appropriate technology, innovative marketing and customized financing.

Since its founding, PEF has proven itself to be a competent, dynamic, proactive and steadfast steward in managing its endowment fund for poverty alleviation.

PEF envisions self-sustaining households providing for their basic needs – food, water, shelter, health, and education – and contributing to the socio-cultural growth, economic development and effective governance of their sustainable communities.

PEF is a dedicated steward and effective mover of financial and social resources to nurture self-sustainable households and sustainable communities.

Learn more at www. pef.ph 


Small Enterprises Research and Development Foundation (SERDEF)

The SERDEF was founded in 1976 to assist in the promotion and development of entrepreneurship and small and medium enterprises in the country.

SERDEF’s vision is to build an enterprising culture within Philippine society and thereby increase the pool of citizens who will seek to generate income and jobs through entrepreneurship and self-employment.

SERDEF’s goals are:

  • To initiate, sponsor, promote and conduct research, training, extension and information programs geared towards small enterprise promotion.
  • To advocate the fostering of an enterprising culture in Philippine society.
  • To take initiatives in pilot-running new and innovative enterprise development tools and strategies.

The SERDEF addresses the following groups of people in the pursuit of its goals

  • Small entrepreneurs wanting to grow in volume, product lines, markets, technology, systems, influence and bargaining power
  • Would –be entrepreneurs determined, finally, to transform their business aspirations to reality.
  • Administrators and staff of local governments, schools, government and non-government organizations wishing to build their capability in enterprise promotion, education, and assistance.

Learn more at www.serdef.org