The list of 14 Filipino start-ups to receive a total of funding of Php43million from the government has been announced.
They have been picked by the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST PCIEERD).
In an announcement made by the department last June 17, the 14 startups will get a total of Php43 million in funding to be used for research and development.
DOST received 54 proposals in its Startup Grant Fund Program launched in December 2020. 14 of those proposals won, with nine coming from Luzon, two from the Visayas, and three in Mindanao.
The grantees were selected to align with DOST’s program called “Jumpstarting the Economy in the New Normal.” These startups are under the sustainable industries category, as well as in learning, work from home and productivity tools, supply chain and logistics management, public service digital tools, and content and talent development.
You can check the 14 startups below.
#1 Mosaic — a procurement marketplace for food and beverage suppliers and establishments.
#2 Agrabah — a platform that can give automated logistics booking for fisherfolks and farmers.
#3 Burket PH — A buyer-supplier matching system powered by AI.
#4 CAWIL AI — An AI-powered system for fish catch documentation and tracing with fish species identifier.
#5 Insights — A delivery platform that wants to improve agriculture supply chain efficiency by 63% by making supply chain process shorter from eight steps to four.
#6 Zipee — A booking platform for franchisees and truck owners.
#7 CodeChum — a platform that can give programming education for both students and teachers.
#8 Bizkit — A business platform that can apparently streamline processes and information across an entire company. Plus, enable real-time data visibility of business status.
#9 Tinkerhouse — Owners of the TinkerClubs.com. It’s a platform for learning catering K-to-12 students that focuses on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Match) workshops, learning kits, and projects.
#10 Infinite LMS — A learning management system powered by analytics. It can be used in online learning and sharing resources and materials.
#11 ROBIN (Recycle On-demand Bin) — It’s like a reverse vendo machine that can collect aluminum cans and PET bottles in exchange for rewards points.
#12 Lesstics — A roofing tile material that’s said to be sustainable, cost-effective, and came from waste single-use plastics.
#13 OBX — A system that can be used for disaster response and reporting. It can apparently track and identify the location of reported emergency incidents. Plus, speed up response dispatches to the area.
#14 IOL — a software-as-a-service solution that can help cooperatives in the Philippines to comply with regulatory requirements easier.
The second round of entries are being accepted now until July 15, 2021. You can send yours on the official DOST PCIEERD website.