The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) launched the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program
(SETUP) in response to the call for more focused programs of assistance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
SETUP is a nationwide strategy to encourage and assist SMEs to adopt technological innovations to improve their operations
and thus boost their productivity and competitiveness.
The program enables firms to address their technical problems through technology transfer and technological interventions to
improve productivity through better product quality, human resources development, cost minimization and waste management,
and other operation related activities.