Promoting Small to Medium Enterprises Competitiveness with the Youth of ASEAN

On December 2018, the 2018/19 ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship from Cambodia, Dr. Kuok Fidero enacted a workshop and business pitching competition for the youth of Cambodia under the framework of ASEAN-JAIF Programme titled “Promoting SME Competitiveness through ASEAN Business Incubator Network – ABINet”

Business Incubation for Food Product Development (Bi4FPD) Poster

Dr. Fidero and Dr. Promentilla with the Business Incubation for Food Product Development (Bi4FPD) participants

Twenty enthusiastic startup teams have pitched their business concepts during the Technical Business Incubation for Food Product Development (Bi4FPD) evaluated by Dr. Kuok Fidero as the Project Manager, Prof. Michael Angelo B. Promentilla, and other distinguished judges.

Dr. Kuok Fidero, Prof. Michael Angelo B. Promentilla, and other distinguished judges evaluated the business pitch

 

Cambodia scholars participating in Business Incubation for Food Product Development (Bi4FPD)

 

In accordance with the workshop and business pitching competition, Dr. Kuok Fidero also presented Bi4FPD progress and its ecosystem in the two-day workshop titled “Promoting SMEs Competitiveness and Strengthening of TBIs through Capacity Building and Regional Networking and Linkages among the Incubators in the ASEAN Region” along with other TBIs across ASEAN Region.

Dr. Kuok Fidero and Dr. Promentilla in ASEAN Business Incubation Model Implementation workshop

Dr. Kuok Fidero with Prof. Michael Angelo B. Promentilla in

 

Hopefully through the initiatives made, Small to Medium Enterprises Competitiveness in ASEAN could be accelerated along with the contribution of ASEAN Youth.

 

Story and photos: Dr. Kuok Fidero

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