THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it will establish the DTI National Innovation Gateway, which will house centers for advanced technology and provide one-stop government solutions for businesses and investors.

According to Trade Secretary Alfredo E. Pascual, the DTI Innovation Gateway in Manila will host an industry 4.0 pilot factory, Center for Artificial Intelligence Research and Development, and a micro-, small-, and medium-enterprise innovation academy, among others.

“The Gateway will serve as an epicenter of government, enterprises, and academia collaboration and make Manila a center of international collaborative innovation,” Mr. Pascual said.

Meanwhile, the DTI also plans to establish regional innovation hubs focused on feature renewable energy, smart technology for resilience, agriculture, and e-mobility.

The regional hubs will facilitate the spread of of applied research and development, skills development, and innovation infrastructure.

Mr. Pascual said the DTI will be collaborating on the initiative with Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, Batangas State University, and the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines.

The DTI is also looking at developing the Philippine Hub Of Entrepreneurial Networking and Innovation eXchange (PHOENIX), which will serve as laboratories for businesses and innovators.

“PHOENIX is a transformative initiative that will harness the collaborative energy of the National Innovation Hub in Manila, supported by the regional innovation hubs and Knowledge, Innovation, Science, and Technology parks,” Mr. Pascual said. — Justine Irish D. Tabile