Taipei, Manila cooperate on regional small enterprise development

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/10/29
By: Liao Yu-yang and Frances Huang

Taipei, Oct. 29 (CNA) Taiwan and the Philippines held a forum in Manila Tuesday on cooperation in

Photo courtesy of the MOEA

small and medium-sized enterprise development to facilitate innovation in the region.

The Small and Medium Enterprise Administration (SMEA) under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), and the Philippines' Department of Trade and Industry, jointly organized the forum that was part of a series of four meetings titled the "APEC Local Innovation Ecosystem Forum: Enhancing Local Industry Clustering and Social Innovation with International Reach."

The SMEA said that through panel discussions, experience sharing and mentoring activities, the forum is expected to "accelerate the knowledge accumulation and capacity building of SMEs, as well as the development of local innovation ecosystems."

According to the SMEA, the forum was the last of the four, with the previous ones held in the Russian city of Tomsk and Taipei in June and the other in Bangkok in August.

The agency said panel discussions shared ideas and opinions in terms of inclusive innovation, social innovation, women's empowerment, and local markets' connections to the global network.

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