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DTI Region 1 through its provincial office in La Union, awarded a P4.9 million worth of Shared Service Facility (SSF) Project for Packaging and Labeling Printing Fabrication Laboratory to Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University-North Luzon Campus on October 6, 2023.
Paving the way to the development of public innovation through advanced technologies and facilities in the province, the Scaling-Up Entrepreneurship, Education, Development and Agri-Tourism Through Fabrication Laboratory (SEEDA FABLAB) SSF Project will not only benefit the students of the university but also the Micro Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) of the province and nearby provinces.
In her video message, DTI Regional Operations Group Undersecretary Blesila A. Lantayona underscored that the said SSF Project is an embodiment of DTI’s unwavering commitment to empower and uplift local MSMEs by enabling them to harness their full potential.
“This facility will serve as a hub of innovation, collaboration and growth offering state of the art equipment, expert guidance and conducive environment for learning and development,” said Usec. Lantayona.
Meanwhile, DTI Regional Director Grace Falgui Baluyan complemented that the SSF mobilizes the competitiveness and productivity of organizations and institutions by providing modern machineries, exceptional tools and equipment and the necessary training programs.
La Union Governor Raphaelle Veronica Ortega-David who has been very active in promoting Tatak LUcal products, was also present to express her utmost support to the project.
The Fablab aims to contribute to the fast-pacing industry where ideas turn into possibilities and possibilities turn into realities. Equipment that was turned over are Print and Cut Large Format Printer, Off-Set Printer, Electric Paper Cutter, Laminator, Multifunction Photo Copier, Direct to Film Printer, Direct to Garment Printer with Heat Press, Desktops, Laser-Cutter Engraver, Vertibal Cabinet, Slotted Rack System, Laminated Working Table and Sewing Machine.
The target beneficiaries are the DMMMSU-Sericulture Research and Development Institute, Silk Weaving Association, students and MSMEs. This is the third SSF Project awarded to DMMMSU. Other projects awarded to them are the SSF for Fish Processing at DMMMSU-College of Fisheries and SSF for Silk Processing at DMMMSU-SRDI. END