Philippines’ trade department, IdeaSpace launch new startup innovation hub

At the QBO Innovation Hub launch are (from left) QBO head Butch Meily, IdeaSpace executive director Diane Eustaquio, IdeaSpace and PLDT Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, DTI secretary Ramon Lopez, DTI undersecretary of Industry Promotion Group Nora Terrado, and DTI Export Marketing Bureau director Senen Perlada.

The Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and local early stage technology incubator and accelerator IdeaSpace Foundation launched Monday a new startup innovation hub called the QBO Innovation Hub.

Pronounced as “kubo” referring to nipa hut or traditional Filipino home and community space, QBO was designed for Public-Private Partnership or PPP for the Philippine innovation ecosystem.

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