The Philippines recently joined the Global Innovation Alliance (GIA), a Singapore-based global network for technology startups to boost small businesses. Manila joins GIA’s 14 member cities around the world, as the network aims to help startups and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) connect with other overseas businesses and technology hubs.
According to Alvin Tan, Singapore’s minister of state for trade and industry, this move will allow more collaboration to happen between the tech startups and SMEs in Singapore and the Philippines.
“GIA Manila will assist tech startups and SMEs based in Singapore with their internationalization and innovation efforts in Manila. Our partner, Plug and Play, will run programs together with Launchgarage, one of the leading tech startup accelerators in the Philippines,” Tan said.