The City of Cauayan is one of the first Smart Cities in the Philippines that exhibits qualities that are distinct in upholding economic confidence among other neighboring communities. While being recognized by various organizations as an entity practicing pioneering digital solutions to improve its deliveries and other options for quality living, there are still areas for development that needs to be addressed especially in employing ingenious solutions for product marketability to recover from the pandemic.
In this time when the government aligns its actions toward economic recovery, big data plays a vital role in developing innovations specifically designed to support local communities in promoting their personal yield/products/services in a way that is empowering and accessible. That is why DAP, DOST, ISU, and the LGU of Cauayan convenes their ideas to encourage experts and people of the City to help utilize data sets and transform them into innovations with a centralized mechanism to establish a digital tool to educate, empower communities, align technological accessibility, equipment affordability, and easy way to uphold business profitability. The call to spearhead innovations will be a great pitch for the LGU to help its business-minded communities recover from the pandemic, showcase its business potential, and adopt digital infrastructures for sustainable economic performance.
The following use-case statements are your guide to help you align your intention in addressing areas of this challenge:
a. How can data be transformed to provide MSMEs with a digital platform where they can market their products at a reasonable price?
b. How can data and digital infrastructure pave the way to help MSMEs organize the sector and uphold reasonable markets for their families and customers?
c. How can data and technology support MSMEs in integrating their market mechanism for regional organizations?
d. How can data be transformed to establish a digital format as support to MSMEs and their possible business ventures?
e. How will data and technology assist MSMEs in upgrading transactions to cashless with an effort to partner with reliable service providers?
f. How can data and technology improve and showcase the services offered by MSMEs and attract investors for possible expansion?
g. How can data and technology help MSMEs derive sustainable practices while venturing into business opportunities?
h. How can data be transformed into innovation to support sustainable business ventures while helping the environment?
i. How can data and technology be a good investment to boost sustainable tourism and encourage MSMEs to advocate a specific environmental cause?
j. How can data be transformed to establish a sustainable infrastructure in barangays that are user-friendly and accessible?
k. How can data be utilized to educate MSMEs in sustainable business ventures?
l. How can data and technology be sustainable innovation that advocates environmental and competitive awareness?
m. How will data help MSMEs encourage boosting agricultural productivity and transform their communities to be rice-self-sufficient?
n. How will data help the agricultural sector mechanize its farm practices to address food insecurity and determine the yield that is abundant and needs to be given importance in each community?
o. How will data be transformed into innovation that will sustainably support the sustenance of the MSME's family?
p. How can data be employed as an innovation that will help educate MSMEs in exploring other business ventures to improve occupations?
q. How can data and technology make way for MSMEs to transition to cashless transactions and prevent anomalous practices while exploring new business ventures?
r. How can data and technology develop digital platforms to house books, videos, and training collateral that is accessible for MSMEs to boost occupational capacity?"