DOST’s e-Caravan for MSMEs to kick off on Oct. 5

Published October 3, 2021, 3:15 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

The Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region’s (DOST-NCR) Small Enterprise Upgrading Program (SETUP) e-Caravan will kick off on Tuesday, Oct. 5.


In an advisory, the DOST announced that it will be conducting its biggest event of the year for Filipino MSMEs dubbed as 2021 SETUP e-Caravan.

The e-caravan will run from Oct. 5 to Dec. 3, 2021.

It seeks to “help MSMEs under the SETUP’s identified sectors upgrade their businesses through the application of appropriate technologies and


“With the tagline, “Tech Ka Muna, Na-SETUP Ka na Ba?”, the e-Caravan will feature a combination of both virtual and face-to-face SETUP-related activities via different multimedia platforms, tri-meetups, and blended S&T roadshows,” the DOST said.

“During the event, the participants will learn how to upgrade their businesses without having to spend a lot and discover (or maybe speak to) some known personalities who have been assisted by the DOST-NCR through SETUP.”

The DOST said during the event, MSME participants will have the chance to receive free on-the-spot pre-assessment.

Interested parties may register through

SETUP is one of the flagship programs of DOST. It is the agency’s nationwide strategy to encourage and assist MSMEs to adopt technological innovations to improve their operations and thus boost their productivity and competitiveness.

SETUP provides access to innovative technologies and free technical advisory for MSMEs to increase their sales and production output, streamline and improve overall company operations, upgrade the quality of products and services, conform to national and international regulatory and market standards, and widen market reach.