Innovate Iloilo


After series of workshops with the core groups from various sectors, the eight components for the Innovate Iloilo Roadmap were conceptualized.


A visionary and progressive leadership by the Iloilo City & Provincial Government leveraging on the active support of various stakeholders particularly the private sector, national government and academe.

Iloilo as a smart place where efficient decision-making and effective delivery of government services are anchored on innovative and integrated data-driven technologies for intelligent solutions.

Smart Cities and Communities

Policies & Governance

A government that puts into place policies, regulations, and procedures that support innovation including the development of an innovative mindset among its citizenry.

Iloilo as a leading education hub producing globally competitive human resource.

Globally Competitive Academe

Recognized R&D

Competitive, internationally recognized R&D community that is responsive to the needs of the local stakeholders.

Iloilo as a hub of market-oriented and technology driven businesses and industry (especially in the sectors of Manufacturing, Tourism, Agriculture/Aquaculture, ICT, Creative Economy).

Innovation-Driven Economy

Strong Startup

Regional leader for innovative startups in key sectors such as Manufacturing, Tourism, Agriculture/Aquaculture, ICT, Creative Economy).

Creative Industry

The elements of the roadmap were initially suggested by the Global Shapers Iloilo as part of the World Economic Forum's framework on how to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Upon suggestion by the Department of Science and Technology Region VI, the roadmap was also aligned to incorporate the indicators from the Global Innovation Index by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The target year of 2030 was also adopted because of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Hence, the Iloilo Innovation roadmap aims to align to the goals to "end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030."

The roadmap also intends to align with the Western Visayas Regional Development Framework of the Philippine Development Plan drafted by the National Economic Development Authority.