The National Development Company (NDC) held a meeting with the National Innovation Council (NIC) to help coordinate, streamline and eliminate overlaps in the Innovation efforts of the Philippines.
The NIC is a 25-member policy advisory body in the Philippines. It is chaired by the President of the Philippines, NEDA Secretary as Vice-Chairperson, 16 Department Secretaries, and 7 Executive Members from the private sector.
NDC is the Philippine’s leading state-owned enterprise investing in diverse industries, serving as an effective catalyst for inclusive growth.
The NDC has set up the Ph iHub (Philippine Innovation Hub) and has been signing up knowledge partners. It is building the Philippine Innovation Registry, seen to be a nexus and clearing house of information on the innovation projects that could benefit the country and its people.
The Ph iHub is also the headquarters of the Startup Venture Fund (SVF), the Philippine E-commerce Platform (PEP), and the Ph AI Research Center (PAIR).
Attending the event were:
Usec. Kim Bernardo-Lokin (DTI Communications Group)
GM Anton Mauricio
DM Joyce Anne Alimon, Finance and Admin Department
Joyce Ann Azurin, Corporate Planning Department
Jerahmeel Chen, Chief Innovation Officer
Paula Lopez, Executive Assistant
Diane Maharjan, Executive Director
Rog Miguel, Chief, Strategic Policy Initiatives Division
Gisela Concepcion, Executive Member
Mark Sultan Gersava, Executive Member
Earl Martin Valencia, Executive Member
Paul Pajo, Cofounder, Embiggen