About Us

468635_10150604410087659_1091491221_oThe Institute for Small-Scale Industries was established on March 2, 1966 through a bilateral agreement between the Republic of the Philippines and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Its principal objective then as now was to assist and promote the development and growth of the small-scale industrial sector in the Philippines. Originally set up as the training institute for the Philippine small industries, it gradually built up its capabilities and expanded its activities to include research, extension, and information programs.

On August 4, 1969, the Institute was established through Republic Act No. 6041 as a research and extension unit of the University of the Philippines.

The Institute had its permanent home with the completion of the four-storey E. Virata Hall in 1976.

From then, UP ISSI conducted several consultancy training courses, seminars, technical studies in the field of medium and small-scale industries with emphasis on Philippine industries. UP ISSI Historical Highlights

UP ISSI Mandate

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6041 AN ACT DEFINING THE FUNCTIONS OF THE INSTITUTE FOR SMALL-SCALE INDUSTRIES, UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES, PROVIDING FOR ITS FINANCING AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES WHEREAS, the University …

Mission and Vision

MISSION UP ISSI is a nationally-recognized Institution mandated to provide leading research, training, and extension services and committed to the empowerment and growth of MSMEs in collaboration with stakeholders. VISION …

Staff Directory

      UP ISSI Staff Directory UP Diliman VoIP Trunkline (+63 2) 8981-8500  Email: info.issi@up.edu.ph  

Our Numbers

69
Training programs ran in 2023
2,830
Participants trained in 2023
42
Mentored MSMEs
16
International Conference Conducted in 2023 (1) Position Papers (2) Research Papers completed (2) Conference Presentations (11)
3
MSME BUYanihan Showcase Held
388,000
Social Media Reach
15,500
Social media followers

Latest News

UP ISSI’s Annual Report 2022

UP ISSSI publishes the 2022 Annual Report UP ISSI recently published the 2022 Annual Report online.  Just click the image above to see the Annual Report 2022. Due to technical …

UP ISSI partakes in ProPak Ph 2024

  UP ISSI participates in ProPak Ph 2024  Institute for Small-Scale Industries of the University of the Philippines (UP ISSI) participated in the ProPak Philippines 2024, on March 31 – …

UP ISSI convenes women-led MSMEs

UP ISSI convenes women-led MSMEs MANILA, Philippines – Through the Communities of Practice for Entrepreneurship (COPE) program, Institute for Small-Scale Industries of the University of the Philippines with the Women’s …