In a bid to foster a competitive and vibrant technology and innovation ecosystem in Western Visayas, the Department of Trade and Industry is set to unveil the Regional Inclusive Innovation Center (RIIC) and the Integrated MSME Management Information System (iMMIS).
The joint launching will take place on June 8, 2023, at Park Inn by Radisson, SM City Iloilo Complex, Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue, Iloilo City and will be attended by DTI Secretary Alfredo Pascual.
The joint launch of the RIIC and iMMIS signifies the successful collaboration between DTI-6 and stakeholders in Western Visayas, dedicated to empowering micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) for their growth and development.
This initiative is designed to equip MSMEs with essential tools, resources, and information to thrive in today’s business landscape.
One of the key foci of the RIIC is the upscaling of the weaving industry for the global market. Through the collaboration of MSMEs and partners from academic institutions, the center aims to showcase weaving prototypes and textile digital applications at an exhibit during the launch. This exhibition will highlight the region’s rich weaving heritage and its potential for innovation and market expansion.
The iMMIS, on the other hand, represents a significant milestone in the management and utilization of information related to MSMEs in Region 6. This integrated and comprehensive database management system will provide policy directions and solutions to effectively manage various aspects of MSME information.
With iMMIS, stakeholders and MSMEs alike will have access to reliable and up-to-date data, enabling them to make informed decisions and formulate targeted strategies to support the growth and sustainability of MSMEs in the region.
The launch will bring together government officials, industry leaders, academe representatives, and MSMEs, providing a platform for knowledge-sharing, networking, and showcasing of innovative solutions.
Attendees will have the opportunity to witness the unveiling of the RIIC and iMMIS, explore the exhibit of the products to be showcased by MSMEs coming from different provinces in Region 6, and engage in insightful discussions on the region’s technology and innovation landscape.
Moving forward, the iMMIS and RIIC have future plans to further enhance the support and opportunities they provide to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Western Visayas.
For iMMIS, the future entails continuous refinement and expansion of its modules. The system will strive to optimize data management and analysis, ensuring that MSMEs have access to accurate, up-to-date information for informed decision-making and for DTI Region 6 to track their performance for appropriate interventions.
Efforts will also be directed towards strengthening data security and privacy measures to safeguard the sensitive information of MSMEs.
As for the RIIC, its future plans revolve around further expanding its scope and impact on the weaving industry in Western Visayas. The center will actively engage with MSMEs, weaving communities, and academic partners to foster innovation, research, and development. The RIIC will continue to serve as a platform for showcasing the region’s rich weaving heritage and encouraging market expansion. This will open doors for increased market access and export opportunities, contributing to the economic growth and sustainability of the weaving sector.
The joint launching will be broadcasted live on the DTI Region 6 Facebook page.