MARIANO MARCOS STATE U TO LAUNCH AGRI-AQUA TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS INCUBATOR
THE MARIANO Marcos State University continues its initiatives to advance research by partnering with the Department of Science and Technology in launching the Agri-Aqua Technology Business Incubator in Region I
The technology aims to assist entrepreneurs and generate jobs.
“MMSU and DOST’s Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development envision to assist the micro, small, and medium enterprises in the Ilocos Region through the project dubbed Divergent Aspirations Pivoting Alliances and Networks,” the university said.
Prof. Mishael Joy Barerra, MMSU-ATBI project leader, said the DAP-AYAN project responds to the challenge of creating jobs, promoting public-private partnerships, and developing entrepreneurs for regional economic development.
“We will provide a more conducive ecosystem for entrepreneurs to promote and nurture technology-based enterprises and to complement the existing MSMEs in the locality,” Barrera said.
MMSU’s vice president for research, extension and business Dr. Carmelo Esteban explained that the program aims to produce successful and viable firms by delivering business development services.
University President Shirley Agrupis believed the ATBI will further reinforce the Ilocos Norte Agriculture and Fishery Extension System, a provincial government-led program that provides technical and business advisory services to farming and fishing communities.