The DOST-Academe-Technology-based Enterprise Development (DATBED) Program provides funds, facilities and technologies for technology-based enterprises that have been established by students, out-of-school youth, and young professionals. It aims to develop entrepreneurial competencies among students in selected academic institutions while at the same time stimulating the development of an entrepreneurial curriculum among the participating agencies.


URL Link to TAPI: http://tapi.dost.gov.ph/

For inquiries, please contact DOST-NCR at telephone numbers 837-3162 or 837-2071 loc. 2017 - 2019


Eligibility Requirements:

A. Academic Institution

1. Preferably located or providing services to any of the depressed provinces

2. Offers science and technology courses

3. Has a strong and adequately trained manpower and faculty to supervise student-entrepreneurs

4. Has a complete implementing and management plan for DATBED 

B. Student- Recipients

1. Must be a major in any science and technology course and in the final year of study

2. Must be able to demonstrate satisfactory entrepreneurial capacity

3. Must be able to submit a complete feasibility study/business plan for the proposed technology-based enterprise


Procedures For Availing DATBED Support

Academic institution must submit a comprehensive implementing plan for DATBED to TAPI indicating among others, the areas to covered, number of student recipients plan for managing funds especially loan releases and repayment.

Once approved by TAPI, specific student recipients will have to be identified and a complete feasibility study for each enterprise must be submitted for evaluation and fund allocation by TAPI. 

Each application must be accompanied by the following documents:

a. Business plan or feasibility study

b. Certification of grades from the University/College registrar

c. Certification of good moral character from at least three references

d. Parent’s consent for student to participate in the program


The financial assistance should be paid back by the student through the Academic Institution which determines the terms of repayment.


TAPI reserves the right to choose final set of student recipients for the first three years of program implementation. Subsequent requests will be the University’s responsibility if TAPI’s assessment of the Institution’s ability to manage the program is satisfactory.