Innovative Development through Entrepreneurship Acceleration (IDEA) in The Philippines

The three-year IDEA entrepreneurship program will train Filipino engineers and scientists in business planning, market identification, product marketing, business incubation, and working with venture capital. The goal is to produce long-term, sustainable economic growth in the Philippines through the creation of innovative, high-growth businesses.

Innovative Development through Entrepreneurship Acceleration (IDEA)

The Innovative Development through Entrepreneurship Acceleration (IDEA) is a three-year public-private sector collaboration aimed at bringing entrepreneurship training and culture into the engineering and science programs in the Philippine higher education system. IDEA leverages implementing partner resources from a Filipino diaspora organization, the Philippine Development S&T Foundation (PhilDev), through a Global Development Alliance. IDEA creates university linkages with U.S. universities; cultivates a network of private sector leaders that will foster partnerships and long-term sustainability; and brings U.S. entrepreneurs, investors and other leaders to the Philippines to help promote technology-based entrepreneurship.


  • PhilDev

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: Unknown

    At the Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev), they are working to eradicate poverty through education, innovation and entrepreneurship. Here's...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

Key Information

LocationEast Asia and Pacific, Philippines
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 3.52 Million