The third and the biggest to date Ureka Forum is set to be conducted at SMX Convention Center, Davao City on July 23.

According to Genaro Lapez, Chief Convenor of the Ureka Forum and Union Bank’s Executive Vice President, they want to enable the biggest mass conversion of Philippine SME business to e-commerce. To achieve their commitment to boost the businesses of SMEs, Ureka has called on industry leaders to partner with them and support this advocacy.

Recognizing that the forum in general is a digital and technological revolution, DOST XI also joined in Ureka as its partner. One of the department’s projects, the Small Enterprise Technlogy Upgrading Program (SETUP), is in line with the forum’s goals. SETUP assists MSMEs to adopt technological innovations to increase their competitiveness and productivity.

“We want to make the Philippines a leader player in technology advancement, and one way of doing this is educating the people, specifically the entrepreneurs, on how innovations can seamlessly be integrated in various industries,” said Ms. Elsie Mae A. Solidum, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Division of the Department of Science and Technology.

Ureka Forum was first held in Bagiuo on October 13, 2015, and was followed by a second one in Iloilo on February 26, 2016. On its third leg, Ureka aims to top what the previous fora have accomplished.