After series of workshops with the core groups from various sectors, the seven components for the Innovate Iloilo Roadmap were conceptualized.
To foster a culture of innovation by engaging visionary & entrepreneurial leaders in all sectors from government, industry, R&D, academe and civil society to develop innovation mindsets, behaviors, and outcomes among their respective stakeholders.
To drive ease of doing business, and data-driven decision-making through digitalization of internal and external government processes, strengthening connectivity, infrastructure, and promotion of smart
cities concept among stakeholders.
Smart Cities and Communities
To strengthen R&D collaboration with government & industry, and enhance support & incentives for researchers & scientists to commercialize R&D that is responsive to the needs of the market and society.
To develop globally-competitive innovation talent by aligning industry needs to curricula, enhancing enrollment and education in science, technology, engineering, arts, math (STEAM) programs, and promoting faculty engagement in research & innovation.
Innovative Human Capital
To establish a vibrant community of innovative and high-growth startups across various sectors, fostering a conducive business ecosystem with investable deal flows and comprehensive support services, including startup programs, infrastructure, and a strong network of enablers to create holistic impact.
To revitalize key industries such as agriculture/aquaculture, manufacturing, ICT, tourism, and health/biotech by collaborating with researchers, academia & startups to commercialize R&D and create innovation-driven products, services, or new business models.
To make Iloilo known as a creative city that supports the development of the creative industries, and protects the rights and capacities of creative businesses, artists, craftsmen, creators, workers, indigenous cultural communities, content suppliers, and other industry stakeholders.