Cauayan City as an emerging Smart City in the Philippines depends on its survival to its agricultural resources and its people who are driven to feed the world and meet the demands of a very competitive market. Local people mostly empowered with the richness of the agricultural sector envision sustainable livelihood with support and equitable protection from the government to be able to progress from the economic status quo of the place and explore new business ventures to house more opportunities so local needs will be served for its people. It shows that for a couple of years now, the city has exhibited remarkable products, services, and foods, and transforming natural areas into agritourism sites pave the way to boost the local economy and hold autonomy to its resources.
While these ventures drive the way to progress, technology conditions the level of competition in the business sector. This era of innovation employs technology to support massive and fast productions to be able to meet the demands of consumers and extend the comforts to various markets. However, the competition poses a significant challenge in the lives of the MSMEs in the City of Cauayan while equipment/infrastructures to support and protect business ventures are insufficient or inaccessible to all.
That is why, it is in the best interest of DAP in partnership with the DOST, ISU, AAP, and the City of Cauayan to convene experts from the City and the rest of the country in a Hackathon challenge to utilize data sets and develop innovations that will help recommend ideal budgeting mechanisms/results/alignment/sourcing critical in supporting and protecting business efforts. Thus, innovations developed will make ways for the MSMEs to work with the government and highly held potential business ventures to uphold sustainable livelihood and competitive marketing strategy. Lastly, glocalization may be the next venture of the City in promoting its ventures not just in the Philippines but in the international market.
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 define priorities in budgeting and support business ventures according to the abundant products known in each community to uphold organization?
b. How can data and technology help the LGU source out funding to support local products and innovate for possible business ventures?
c. How can data and technology provide financial support to communities with remarkable business proposals and introduce strength for possible business ventures?
d. How can technology maneuver data sets to streamline business opportunities and invite investors to support local capacities?
e. How can data and technology help the LGU develop a digital format to feature each community's business strength and give the opportunity to showcase local products/services?
f. How can data and technology come up with ingenious solutions to support communities with business ventures relative to combat Climate Change?
g. How can data and technology determine places/communities where sustainable tourism is possible for government possible priority funding?
h. How can data and technology help the LGU align business ventures with environmental advocacies to invite Climate Change Financial Institutions?
i. How can data and technology help the LGU attract funding to support sustainable tourism?
j. How can data and technology align budget priorities to support small business owners supporting sustainable business ventures?
k. How can data and technology help the LGU emphasize the significance of sustainable infrastructure in strengthening business ventures in the City?
l. How can data and technology help the City of Cauayan encourage the government to fund small business owners whose venture is on food and aid the challenge of food insufficiency?
m. How can innovations be a good help to the LGU of Cauayan in motivating small businesses to strengthen their way to address food insufficiency?
n. How can data and technology develop mechanisms to empower small business owners to elevate business ventures?